Subaru's Outback has proven very popular for people who live in areas that get snow, due to its standard all-wheel-drive. Subaru updated the car for 2010, changing the look a little and adding a few tech items to the car.
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The Outback has grown from the time when it used to be a variant of the Legacy sedan. For the 2010 model year, it gained about 4 inches in height over the previous generation.
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The Outback is available with this 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, or a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine. Making 170 horsepower, the four-cylinder engine feels a little weak in the Outback.
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With its tall roof, the Outback easily seats five.
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Subaru's all-wheel-drive system comes standard on the Outback, and works well for slippery conditions.
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The Outback has 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The differentials have been placed high up in the frame to allow this clearance.
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Environmentalists will appreciate the Outback's Partial Zero Emission Vehicle rating, which means its smog-causing exhaust is minimal. However, carbon dioxide emissions are not calculated into the PZEV rating.
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Many people appreciate the practicality of the Outback, with its off-road capabilities and interior utility.
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The cabin isn't particularly luxurious, with materials befitting an economy car.
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The steering wheel has nicely embedded buttons for cruise and audio control, plus buttons for the new Bluetooth phone system.
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A six-speed manual transmission is available in the Outback--not something you often find in an SUV.
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The new Bluetooth hands-free phone system has minimal features, with a phone book that must be populated manually.
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The stereo is limited in the Outback, only offering broadcast radio, MP3-compatible CD, and an auxiliary input. There are some dealer accessory options available as well.
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The Harmon Kardon audio option, which includes a 440-watt amp and nine speakers, produces good quality sound.
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