Used Car: 2010 Subaru Outback Review
A peppy four-cylinder engine and a spacious back seat in the redesigned 2010 Subaru Outback makes it a top choice in its class.
The 2010 Subaru Outback comes with a four-cylinder engine and a manual transmission. For 2010, an available continuously variable transmission (CVT) was introduced, which helps the Outback earn 22/29 mpg city/highway. Reviewers said that the four-cylinder and CVT provide enough passing power to keep most drivers happy. The available six-cylinder engine was a bonus for some test drivers, but others thought the additional power was unnecessary since the four-cylinder performed so well. Test drivers also noted that standard all-wheel drive and a high ground clearance make the Outback better-suited to inclement weather and light off-roading than most wagons.
Compared with the 2009 model, reviewers loved the extra back-seat legroom in the redesigned 2010 Outback. They also noted that the redesigned Subaru Outback offers comfortable seating and ample cargo space. The Outback has 34.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row, which is good for the class. Standard features include a height-adjustable driver’s seat, CD player, auxiliary input jack, under-floor storage and 60/40 split-fold rear seat with reclining seat back. Available features include Bluetooth capability, a nine-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a six-disc CD changer, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed upholstery and heated front seats.
Other Cars to Consider
Like the Outback, the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour is a blend of SUV and car, and reviewers appreciated its powerful V6 engine and comfortable ride. The Accord Crosstour also has a great reliability score and a top-notch safety score.
The 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon has slightly more cargo space than the Outback, as well as one of the top fuel economy ratings in the class. Additionally, test drivers loved the Passat Wagon’s responsive turbocharged four-cylinder engine.