The Outback also comes in base form with the 2.5 liter 170 horsepower 4-cylinder engine. However, instead of the turbo, the Outback offers a 3.6 liter V-6 which produces 256 horsepower. In base form, the V-6 costs $5,000 more than the 4 cylinder model. All Subaru models come standard with all-wheel drive. The Outback 2.5i Limited has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $27,995, which includes power seats, leather, ABS brakes, air conditioning, and Stability Control. The Outback 3.6R Limited is priced at $30,995.
This weekend I visited the northern coast of Oregon and had a chance to put some hard miles on a 2011 Subaru Outback.
I drove about 300 miles through a long stretch of windy mountain roads. The ground covered ranged from steep, wet inclines hidden within the forest to sharp, small turns. The types of terrain varied, which gave me a great chance to test the actual performance of the vehicle.