2012 Subaru Outback
Whether you consider it a wagon or a SUV, people are calling the 2012 Subaru Outback one of the most practical, safe, and useful cars on the market today. In fact, US News named it 2012's Best Wagon for the Money. But it isn't just a wagon. Those looking for a car, a crossover, or an off-road capable vehicle will all find something to like with this unique combination.
It comes with two available engines, a 2.5-liter 170-hp SUBARO BOXER® engine in the 2.5i and a 3.6-liter 256-hp SUBARO BOXER® engine in the 3.6R. Beyond the base trim, both the 2.5i and the 3.6R can be upgraded to a Premium or Limited version. Premium models add aluminum alloy wheels and leather wrapped steering wheel, while the Limited models offer a completely leather interior, heated front seats, and an upgraded stereo system. Exclusive to the 2.5i Limited and the 3.6R Limited are a navigational system, automatic climate controls, and 17-inch alloy wheels. A power moonroof is optional on both Premium and Limited Outbacks. No matter how you outfit the 2012 Subaru Outback, it has a pleasing driving experience, excellent safety scores and a level of practicality that other station wagons, crossovers and small SUVs have trouble keeping up with.
Like other Subarus, the 2012 Outback has been named a Top Safety Pick by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This comes as a result of standard safety features including six airbags and traction control. Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), a stability control system that senses steering and braking inconsistencies to keep the vehicle on its intended path, comes on all Subaru vehicles. A rearview camera is also optional.
When it comes to appeal and reliability, nothing surpasses the 2012 Subaru Outback. In fact, 96% of Subaru vehicles built within the last 10 years are still on the road.