2010 Subaru Outback gets 29 mpg on the highway

2010 Subaru Outback

Subaru announced today that its 2010 all-wheel-drive Subaru Outback gets an EPA rated fuel-economy of up to 24 mpg combined and 29 mpg on the highway. Those numbers apply to the SubaruĀ Outback 2.5i CVT, which carries a starting price tag of $23,995.

The 2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R with a 5-speed automatic starts at $27,995 and carries a 256-hp 3.6L 6-cylinder Boxer engine. Fuel-economy if the 2010 Outback 3.6R is rated at 20 mpg combined.

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Press Release:

Subaru of America, Inc. Announces EPA Figures for 2010 Outback

– Subaru Outback Wagon Achieves 29 mpg Hwy –

– Offers Better Fuel Economy Than Many Front-Wheel Drive Competitors –

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America, Inc. today announced the EPA fuel economy results for the all-new 2010MY Outback. The 2010 All-Wheel Drive Subaru Outback achieves up to 24 mpg combined and 29 mpg highway, even while interior volume is up over 7-percent.

Specifically the Outback 2.5i CVT now exhibits better fuel economy (EPA combined) than such competitors as the Toyota Venza, Volvo XC70, VW Passat, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ford Explorer. The 2010 Subaru Outback now scores better on EPA fuel economy than the much smaller Suzuki SX-4 AWD and has significantly more power coming from its 170HP 2.5L 4-cylinder Boxer engine.

“The all-new 2010 Subaru Outback combines great on- and off-road capability, comfortable space, incredible cargo carrying ability and fuel economy all for a great price,” said Tim Mahoney, senior vice president and CMO of Subaru of America, Inc. “We think this new Outback will really raise the bar in the crossover segment.”

With its unique Boxer engine, segment-leading 8.7 inches of ground clearance, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and fold-away roof rack crossbars, the all-new Subaru Outback has an entry-level price of $22,995 (excluding destination and delivery). The Outback provides an alternative for customers looking for more room than a midsize sedan and features the off-road capabilities of an SUV, with the fuel economy of a small car.

2010MY EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Outback 2.5i 6MT 19 mpg city / 22 mpg combined / 27 mpg hwy

Outback 2.5i CVT 22 mpg city / 24 mpg combined / 29 mpg hwy

Outback 3.6R 5AT 18 mpg city / 20 mpg combined / 25 mpg hwy

– By: The Daily Auto Editor