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2003 Subaru Outback

2003 Subaru Outback
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Along with the Legacy model, the Outback is part of Subaru's best-selling group of wagons and sedans. The key to any Subaru vehicle is the standard all-wheel drive system, and the Outback exemplifies the precision handling and security that results from using AWD. Aside from handling superbly, the Outback sedan is also generously appointed with comfort features and a sleek style that cannot be denied. As it effortlessly rolls down the road, drivers are sure to feel the peace of mind that comes with an advanced security system and a sense of pride that accompanies such a smooth ride.

Available Models
The 2003 Subaru Outback sedan is offered in three model trims: Limited, H6-3.0 and VDC. In addition to the Subaru Outback sedan, there is also the traditional wagon configuration, which also contains the brand-new Baja crossover vehicle (these are covered in a separate review).

Interior Features
The Outback sedan has four doors and seats five passengers comfortably. The Limited trim level offers air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM CD player, power everything and more. The lushness of a leather interior is standard, as well as a power sunroof and an in-dash 6-disc CD changer to maximize your listening pleasure.
Other features that are spread across the upper reaches of the Outback sedan lineup include an upgraded sound system, the OnStar system and automatic climate control. And then there's the options list.

Exterior Features
While the Outback sedan is perhaps not quite as recognizable as the wagon body style, it is nevertheless an aerodynamically contoured vehicle. An all-weather package ensures that the Outback sedan won't be finding itself stuck in the snow anytime soon.

The Limited trim level comes with a separate engine than the rest of the sedan lineup. Under its hood is a horizontally opposed 2.5-liter model capable of 165 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 166 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. With the other trims the power is taken up a few notches. The engine responsible for this is a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder model that dishes out 212 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 210 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm.

All sedan models come with 4-speed automatic transmission.

Safety and Security
The Outback sedan is one of the safer vehicles on the road. In addition to all-wheel drive, all models have dual front airbags, front side airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and daytime running lights.

Top-line VDC models also feature standard traction control and a sophisticated antiskid system.

2003 Subaru Outback Highlights

Seven Outback models for 2003. The four H6-3.0 models include the H6-3.0 Sedan, the H6-3.0 L.L.Bean Edition Wagon with exclusive content and exterior trim and the H6-3.0 VDC Sedan and Wagon. The three H4-powered Outback models include the well-equipped Outback Wagon, the Outback Limited Wagon with greater content and the Outback Limited Sedan
The front suspension struts on all 2003 Outback models use new internal rebound springs that reduce body roll when cornering, reduce dive while braking and reduce lift when accelerating.
The front suspension struts on all 2003 Outback models use new internal rebound springs that reduce body roll when cornering, reduce dive while braking and reduce lift when accelerating.
The Subaru flagship Outback H6-3.0 VDC models exclusively feature a high-end McIntosh Audio system that for 2003 includes a standard 6-disc in-dash CD changer
All Outback H6-3.0 models for 2003 also include a standard security system
All 2003 Subaru models come standard with full-time All-Wheel Drive, an integral part of Subaru Core Technology that also includes a lightweight horizontally opposed engine, a simple, symmetric drivetrain layout and long-travel 4-wheel independent suspension
Standard safety equipment includes 3-point seatbelts for all five seating positions, 4-channel, 4-sensor anti-lock brakes (ABS) and dual front airbags

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Fast Stats
MSRP from
2.5L 4-cylinder
3.0L 6-cylinder
165 @ 5600
212 @ 6000
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
2.5L auto: 21/28
2.5L man.: 21/27
3.0L auto: 19/26

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