That puts it ahead of most SUV competitors and pricier AWD wagons from Audi and Volvo, and Subaru says it managed to do so while increasing interior room 7%. Credit the 170-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine and Lineartronic continuously variable automatic transmission.
Add to that a starting price of $22,995 (not including destination), and Subaru has a pretty cost-effective option. Full mileage ratings for all three powertrains are listed after the jump.
2010 EPA Fuel Economy Ratings
Outback 2.5i 6MT: 19/27 mpg city/highway, 22 mpg combined
Outback 2.5i CVT: 22/29 mpg city/highway, 24 mpg combined
Outback 3.6R 5AT: 18/25 mpg city/highway, 20 mpg combined