/2011 Subaru Outback Details

2011 Subaru Outback Details

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If you are looking for a nice, reliable and affordable family car then you should consider this new version of Subaru Outback. OK, so it’s not a very good-looking crossover when you compare it to the other cars in this segment, but quite a few of them are as capable and tough as this hard working Japanese brute!

The fourth generation Outback is larger and has flared wheel arches, standard-fit 17-inch alloys, and a chrome-framed glass-house to become more interesting. It also comes with a newly designed interior with main features, spaciousness and quality, intact. There’s several improvements as well, such as increased seat adjustability, softer cushioning and reductions in NVH levels, the Outback’s cabin is an even more luxurious and cosseting place in which to travel.

Subaru promises the new model also handles and rides better, thanks to the re-engineered suspension and a new all-steel unitary structure. Meanwhile the Japanese firm’s highly acclaimed AWD system will also reassure buyers that it is sure-footed in all weather conditions.

The Outback’s 1,998cc boxer diesel engine though, with 150 PS and 350 Nm of torque – mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, is not very good if we’re honest! It’s economical, but awful in terms of performance.

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Body-coloured bumpers
Body-coloured door mirrors housings
Body-coloured door handles
Electric folding, heated door mirrors with LED repeaters
HID head lamps with power washers and automatic self-leveling
Front fog lights
UV protected front, side and rear glass
Intermittent rear wash/wipe
Roof spoiler
17-inch alloy wheels with 225/60 R17 tyres
Powered glass tilt-and-slide sunroof with interior sunshade

Welcome lights front and rear
Leather upholstery and trim
10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment
Steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls
Leather-wrapped steering and gear selector
Adjustable lumbar support
Driver’s seatback storage pocket
Heated front seats
Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
Front map reading lights and cascade lighting
Electric windows front and rear
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Multi Information Display
Multi-function centre console with 12v power outlet
Front and rear cup-holders
60/40 spilt rear seat with centre armrest
Retractable luggage cover
Comfort and Convenience
Automatic dusk-sensing head lamps
Automatic rain-sensing wipers
Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
Cruise control
Bluetooth connectivity
Eco driving ‘change-up’ indicator
Gear-in-use indicator
Six-CD tuner with RDS and six speakers
Speed-adjusting automatic volume control
AUX input socket in centre console
Audible headlights on reminder
Remote fuel flap release
Front passenger seatback storage pocket

Front, front side and curtain air bags
Vehicle Dynamics Control stability system
Self levelling rear suspension
Traction Control
ABS, EBD and EBA braking systems
AWD full-time Symmetrical All-Wheel drive system
Electronic push/pull handbrake
Hill start assist linked to VDC system
Remote central locking with deadlocks
High security integrated audio system
Rolling code ECU immobiliser


New Subaru Outback


2.0-litre / 150 PS Diesel
Name                          Boxer Diesel
Type                            DOHC, horizontally opposed ‘flat four’, with VGT
Capacity                      2.0-litres, 1,998 cc
Bore & Stroke             86.0 x 86.0 mm
Compression ratio       16.0:1
Max power                  150 PS (110 kW) @ 3,600 rpm
Max torque                  350 Nm (258.2 lbf.ft) @ 1,800-2.400 rpm
Valves                         16 (4-per-cylinder)
Fuel system                CRDi, common-rail, high pressure, direct injection
Turbo system              Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)
Construction                Aluminium cylinder block and heads
Emissions class          Euro Stage 5

Manual                        6-sp

Gear Ratios
2.0D MT
1                                  3.454
2                                  1.750
3                                  1.062
4                                  0.785
5                                  0.634
6                                  0.557
Reverse                      3.636
Final Drive 1                4.444

2.0D      AWD with centre differential coupled to viscous LSD

Suspension and Damping
Front Fully independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabiliser bar.
Rear Fully independent by subframe-mounted Double Wishbones, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with self-levelling system.

Type                            Electric power-assisted rack & pinion
Wheel                          375 mm leather wrapped
Gearing                       3.1 turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle              11.0 metres

Brakes                        2.0D
Power                          229
Front                            294×24
Rear                            286×10
ABS                             4-Channel anti-lock system with EBD
BAS                             Boosts braking power to maximum during emergency stops

Wheels and Tyres
Standard                     Alloy 17 in x 7.0J        225/60 R17 tyres
Spare                          Tyre mobility kit

Dimensions (mm)
Overall length              4775                Overall width*                         1820 / 2052
Overall height              1605**             Wheelbase                  2745
Front track                  1540                Rear track                   1540
Front overhang             960                Rear overhang            1070
Ground clearance         200
Approach angle           18.6 deg          Departure angle          23.0 deg

*excluding / including door mirrors

**including roof rails

Front                Rear
Headroom                   1024                 951
Legroom                      1091                  960
Shoulder room            1430                1426
Hip room                     1384                1370

Capacities (all models)
Fuel tank                     65 litres
Luggage (VDA)           526 litres          behind 2nd row seats
1677 litres        behind 1st row seats

Weights (kg)
2.0D MT
Curb weight                 1573
Gross weight               2085
Towing (max) kg*         750
kg**      1700

*unbraked trailer / ** braked trailer

2.0D MT
Top speed / Kph          201
0-to-100 Kph / sec      9.6

Fuel Economy (mpg)
2.0D MT
Combined cycle          6.1 Lit/100Km
CO2 g/km                   167

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