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2012 Subaru Outback

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2012 2.5i 4dr All-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $23,295
2012 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $23,295
2012 2.5i Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,795
2012 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $24,795
2012 3.6R 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,295
2012 3.6R 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $28,295
2012 2.5i Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,695
2012 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $28,695
2012 3.6R Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,495
2012 3.6R Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $29,495
2012 3.6R Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,695
2012 3.6R Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $31,695

Overview

The Outback is available with a 170-hp naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed manual transmission (or optional six-speed CVT), or a 3.6-liter six-cylinder with a five-speed automatic transmission. The CVT and automatic transmissions feature a manual mode with paddle levers on the steering wheel. Limited models feature leather seating, a 440-watt nine-speaker harman/kardon audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control and Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. The 2012 Outback Premium and Limited models receive a standard USB port. Audio equipment has also been revised for 2012.

Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 170 HP / 170 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: Lineartronic 6-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 170 HP / 170 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
19 / 27 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$71
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
71.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
105 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
188.2 "
Exterior Width
71.7 "
Exterior Height
65.8 "
Front Headroom
40.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.3 "
Front Legroom
43.0 "
Rear Legroom
37.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,389 Lbs. / 3,498 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
65-35 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Sirius Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Xm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 5 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

Used 2012 Subaru Outback for Sale

2 vehicles found within 100 miles of your area
Subaru
2.5i Limited
Color: White
Price

$9,495

Mileage

131,860 mi

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Rose City Auto Sales (23 mi)

Phone: (626) 590-2865
Subaru
2.5i Premium Wagon 4D
Color: GRAY
Price

$11,988

Mileage

117,518 mi

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Tristar Motors (14 mi)

Phone: (323) 763-2087

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Mileage

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