Travel back in Subaru’s history and you’ll discover that the Outback began in 1995 as a premium trim level for a Legacy wagon. The following year it began acquiring characteristic features we’ve come to expect—like a raised suspension.
Now in its fourth generation, the Outback pleases buyers by splitting the difference between a wagon and an SUV. It offers a choice between four- and six-cylinder engines; the former is available with manual and continuously variable transmissions, while the later has a conventional automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard on all Outbacks.