GE 1998 Subaru Outback

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Subaru Outback specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Subaru Outback warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$22,495$24,595
    Invoice *$20,183$22,049
    Engine2.5L H-4 165 HP2.5L H-4 165 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy CityN/AN/A
    Fuel Economy HwyN/AN/A
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L H-4 165 HP2.5L H-4 165 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator85 amp85 amp
    BatteryN/AN/A
    Axle Ratio4.114.11
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank15.9 gal.15.9 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhaustnon stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishnon stainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefull-time four-wheelfull-time four-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/A
    Locking Hub Controlpermanentpermanent
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/A
    Traction ControlN/AN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/AN/A
    Rideheavy dutyheavy duty
    Ride ControlN/AN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/AN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/AN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoil
    Front Torsion BarN/AN/A
    Front ShocksN/AN/A
    Rear Suspensionstrutstrut
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoil
    Rear ShocksN/AN/A
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " silver aluminum15.0 " painted aluminum
    Front TiresP205/70HR15.0RWL ASP205/70HR15.0RWL AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity55
    Front Seat Typebucketbucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/Adriver and front passenger heated-cushion
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat Trimclothleather
    Door Trimclothleatherette
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpeted front & rearcarpeted front & rear
    Dashboard InsertN/Asimulated wood
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/Aleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AN/A
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof Featuresroof rackroof rack
    Vanity Mirrorspassengerpassenger
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove Boxlockinglocking
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome Lightdome lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfrontfront
    Floor Consolefullfull
    Overhead ConsoleN/AN/A
    Cup Holderfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbin
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback StorageN/AN/A
    Refrigerated BoxN/AN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door Binsdualdual
    Rear Door BinsN/AN/A
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed Storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storage
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimplasticplastic
    Cargo Coverrigidroll-up
    Cargo NetN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanual
    Climate ControlN/AN/A
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air FilterN/AN/A
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/AN/A
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AN/A
    CDN/Asingle
    MP3 PlayerN/AN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    Speakers44
    AmplifierN/AN/A
    Radio Theft DeterrentN/AN/A
    Antennamanual retractable diversitypower retractable diversity
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless EntryN/AN/A
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Remote Fuel Flap Releasemechanicalmechanical
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Cell PhoneN/AN/A
    Power Outlets22
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/AN/A
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory PowerN/AN/A
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/A
    Smokers PackageN/AN/A
    Lighter ElementsN/AN/A
    First Aid KitN/AN/A
    Emergency SOSN/AN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/AN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/AN/A
    InclinometerN/AN/A
    AltimeterN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    ClockN/AN/A
    CompassN/AN/A
    Exterior TemperatureN/AN/A
    Systems MonitorN/AN/A
    Check ControlN/AN/A
    Trip ComputerN/AN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/AN/A
    Navigation SystemN/AN/A
    Steering Wheeltilttilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/Aleather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front Windowspowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpower
    Quarter Vent Rear Windowspowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightdeep
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsN/AN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/Awiper park
    Rain Detecting WipersN/AN/A
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield Wiperrear windshield wiperrear windshield wiper
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor StripN/AN/A
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/AN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running LightsN/AN/A
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact AirbagsN/AN/A
    Passenger Side Impact AirbagN/AN/A
    Overhead AirbagN/AN/A
    Occupancy SensorN/AN/A
    Childseat SensorN/AN/A
    Head ProtectionN/AN/A
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side AirbagN/AN/A
    Side Impact BarsN/AN/A
    Seatbelt PretensionersN/AN/A
    Ignition DisableN/AN/A
    Panic AlarmN/AN/A
    Tracker SystemN/AN/A
    Security SystemN/AN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume73.6 cu.ft.73.6 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/AN/A
    Exterior Length185.8 "185.8 "
    Exterior Width67.5 "67.5 "
    Exterior Height63.0 "63.0 "
    Wheelbase104 "104 "
    Front Tread58 "58 "
    Rear Tread57 "57 "
    Turning Radius18.4 '18.4 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Curb Weight3,155 lbs.3,170 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    PayloadN/AN/A
    Max Trailer Weight2,000 lbs.2,000 lbs.
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag Coefficient.42.42
    Front Legroom43.3 "43.3 "
    Rear Legroom34.8 "34.8 "
    Front Headroom40.2 "40.2 "
    Rear Headroom39.2 "39.2 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front HiproomN/AN/A
    Rear HiproomN/AN/A
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder Room54.1 "54.1 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.6 "53.6 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger Volume97 cu.ft.97 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume36.5 cu.ft.36.5 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded73.6 cu.ft.73.6 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud Flapsfront and rearfront and rear
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/A
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    PickupN/AN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rear BumperN/AN/A
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside Moldingsblackblack
    Bodyside InsertN/AN/A
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/A
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/A
    Wheel WellN/AN/A
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille Moldingscoloredchrome
    Paintlower accent two-tonelower accent two-tone with badging
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remotedual power remote heated
    TraileringN/AN/A
    Trailering Harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harness
    Trailering HitchN/AN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/MilesN/AN/A
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/AN/A
    Accessories Months/MilesN/AN/A
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1998 Subaru Outback safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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