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2013 Subaru Outback

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2013 2.5i 4dr All-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $23,495
2013 2.5i 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $23,495
2013 2.5i Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $24,995
2013 2.5i Premium 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $24,995
2013 3.6R 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,495
2013 3.6R 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $28,495
2013 2.5i Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $29,095
2013 2.5i Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $29,095
2013 3.6R Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,095
2013 3.6R Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Wagon Price:   -  From $32,095


For the 2013 model year, the Outback comes in five trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 3.6R and 3.6R Limited. The 2.5i trim levels feature the fuel-sipping 2.5-liter engine that nets the Outback 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The 2.5i includes only the most basic standard features, like cloth interior and a quad-speaker sound system. The 2.5i Premium adds two more speakers and a set of alloy rims. The 2.5i Limited adds in all of the luxury features, like a premium stereo and leather seating. The 3.6R trims feature a less economical, but more powerful, 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that gets 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The 3.6R trim comes with just basic amenities, just like the 2.5i, and the 3.6R Limited is loaded to the gills, like the 2.5i Limited. Something that has always set the Outback apart from the competition is the fact that every trim level comes standard with Subaru’s famed all-wheel-drive system.

When it comes to competition, the list is a little thin, but there are some out there. One of the Outback’s closest competitors is the 2013 Toyota Venza, which comes standard with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower, cloth seating, and 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Next up is the 2013 Volvo XC70, which features a standard 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine, cloth interior, and 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Another alternative is the 2013 Audi Allroad, which comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, loads of standard features, like leather seating, and gets 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Lastly, is the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, which is a little bit of a stretch, as it’s closer to an SUV than a wagon. It includes a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 182 horsepower, cloth seating, and get 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.

As you can see, competition is not easy to come by for the Outback, hence its success. However, there are still some options out there, so Subaru needs to keep advancing its Outback to keep it ahead of the curve.
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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 173 HP / 174 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: Lineartronic 6-spd CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 173 HP / 174 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 28 / 24 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
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
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
71.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
105 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
189.0 "
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
3,423 Lbs. / 3,459 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Steel / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
With Chrome Bar
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
65-35 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Sirius Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Xm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
4 / 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
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
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
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
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 2013 Subaru Outback for Sale

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2.5i Limited
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Topline Autoplex LLC (58 mi)

Phone: (909) 452-7015

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