You are here: Home / Car Reviews / Subaru / Outback / 2006 Subaru Outback Compact Sport Wagon

2006 Subaru Outback Compact Sport Wagon

New Car Overview of the 2006 Subaru Outback Compact Sport Wagon 2006 Subaru Outback,Compact Sport Wagon,2006,Subaru Outback,Compact,Sport Wagon,2006 Subaru,Outback,Compact Sport,Wagon,new car,car shopping,family,passengers,msrp

Description: Compact Sport Wagon
Base MSRP Range: $24,795 - $35,695
Invoice Price Range: $23,187 - $33,066
Where built: USA

Subaru developed the first crossover sport wagon with the five-door Outback, which works like a tall station wagon or dropped-down SUV. It uses the Legacy platform but rides higher due to the elevated suspension.

Outback has three choices for powertrains. Base engine is a single-cam 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer producing 175 hp in 2006 with a five-speed manual transmission. It fits in Outback 2.5i and the uplevel 2.5i Limited. A turbo-charged boxer four-pack worth 250 hp goes to souped-up Outback 2.5 XT Limited sporting an air scoop on the hood. Top models -- Outback 3.0 R, the 3.0 R L. L. Bean and flagship Outback 3.0 R VDC Limited - tote Subaru's boxer six-cylinder unit that makes 250 hp through a five-speed SportShift automatic.

With the VDC Limited, VTD applies to the AWD system with VCD stability controller.