By Stephen Markley on Thu Jul 02 06:04:00 GMT-06:00 2009
Subaru is talking up the EPA’s gas mileage estimates for the 2010 Subaru Outback, and with good reason. The 2010 Outback manages an impressive 29 mpg on the highway, 22 mpg in the city and 24 mpg combined, all with all-wheel drive standard.
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