Spun off the Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan platform, the Outback started as a four-door, five-passenger wagon with increased ground clearance and more rugged styling. Subaru has had sales success with the Outback, first marketing it as a smaller alternative to sport utility vehicles or crossovers. Later versions grew closer in size to crossovers. Like all modern Subarus except the BRZ, the Outback is only offered in all-wheel drive; the system is best for inclement weather and light off-roading. For a time, Subaru also offered a different model, called the Outback Sport, based on the smaller Impreza sedan. The Outback is built at Subaru’s Lafayette, Ind., manufacturing facility.
Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.
Small Family vehicles include mid-size and larger sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, SUVs and minivans with four doors and five seats.
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