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    Posted on April 10th, 2009 ninarussin

    Fourth-generation sport-utility wagon revealed in New York

    2010 Subaru Outback

    2010 Subaru Outback

    The first Subaru Outback introduced drivers to the idea of a fully-functional, compact sport-utility vehicle. Fifteen years later, Subaru reveals the fourth-generation model, with more interior space, two new transmissions and enhanced off-road performance.

    Subaru pulled the wraps off the 2010 Outback at the New York International Auto Show. The new model comes with a choice of 170-horsepower four-cylinder or 256-horsepower V6 engine. A new six-speed manual transmission and continuously variable automatic enhance the Outback’s fuel economy.

    Buyers with active lifestyles will appreciate a swing-out roof rail and cross bar design that makes it easier to load cargo up top. Engineers increased the Outback’s ground clearance to 8.7 inches, to improve off-road performance.

    The new model is shorter than the car it replaces, but has more interior space, thanks to a longer wheelbase and wider track. Rear-seat passengers get four inches of additional legroom, and more shoulder and hip room thanks to a two-inch wider track. A double wishbone rear suspension improves handling and is less intrusive to the cargo bay.

    Standard safety features include all-wheel drive and vehicle dynamic control. An electronic version of Subaru’s hill-holder feature keeps the car in place longer when the car accelerates on steep grades.

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