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Avg. Price Paid: $14,702 - $19,128
Original MSRP: $22,995 - $30,995
MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy
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2010 Subaru Outback Interior

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More space: people asked for it, and the 2010 Outback delivers with additional cargo and rear-passenger area. The design is minimalist in true Subaru style and everything is laid out in an intuitive fashion.

  • "Redesigned for 2010, this is the fourth generation of the Outback, and it's roomier and more comfortable than ever." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • "New goodies aside, the most profound enhancement to the 2010 Outback mix is an additional 8.0-9.8 cubic feet of interior volume that comes courtesy of its mini growth spurt and a new, more-compact dual-wishbone rear suspension. The result is more stretch space everywhere -- highlighted by an extra 3.9 inches of rear-seat legroom." -- Motor Trend

Seating

The Outback seats five in what most reviewers say is a comfortable arrangement. The 2010 model has more legroom in the backseat, addressing one of the main concerns about the 2009 Outback.

  • "The front bucket seats are quite comfortable, and the rear bench is fine for two people but a bit cramped for three adults." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  • "While its redesigned front buckets remain the best seats in the house, a new 60/40-split rear bench now runs a closer second thanks to the addition of adjustable-rake backrests." -- Motor Trend
  • "Inside the cabin, Subaru has provided what the American populace has been demanding, and that is larger passenger accommodations in the rear. While front-seat legroom shrinks an inch, rear-seat legroom increases by a whopping 4 inches, shoulder room by 2.4 inches and headroom by 2 inches" -- Edmunds
  • "With 4 more inches of legroom than before and rear doors that open wide, the rear seat area is a substantial improvement over the previous Outback. It's not only a comfortable place for adults, but it's a rear seat that adults can climb into without much trouble. Up front the seats are relatively flat, and the bottom cushions could be longer, but it's hard to imagine anyone whining about being uncomfortable." -- Popular Mechanics 
  • "Unless you belong in the WWE or you're an NBA draft prospect from China, sit in the back of the Outback and your legs will not touch the front seats." -- Autoblog

Interior Features

Most reviewers are impressed with the interior of the Subaru Outback. It has a streamlined design and plenty of standard features.

  • "Inside, the cockpit is a logical layout with door and dash surfaces perfectly finished and an understated design. Subaru is good at making fake wood look like real wood. " -- Popular Mechanics

Cargo

The 2010 Outback has 34.3 cubic feet of cargo volume with the seats up and 71.3 cubic feet of space with the rear seat folded. This puts the Outback's cargo capacity in SUV territory.

  • "Seats-up luggage capacity increases by about a cubic foot, and seats-flat maximum cargo capacity grows by a sizable 6.3 cubic feet. Guess what? It's an SUV, folks!" -- Edmunds
  • "Your freight gets more breathing room as well. The tailgate is wider, the floor is lower, and the packaging of the new double-wishbone suspension combine to add a shade less than one cubic foot of extra cargo room over the current car with the rear seats up, and a tad less than six cubic feet with the rear seats down." -- Autoblog

 

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