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  • First-drive review of the refreshed liter and liter Subaru Outback wagon. Read more and see photos at Car and Driver.

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    We found the front seats of the Outback to be a little more comfortable than before thanks to just a little more thigh length in the cushions, we were told ; meanwhile, the upholstery has been upgraded across the model line Limited models get some impressive perforated leather , and models with heated seats now have warmers for the length of the back area as well as the lower cushion. Limited models step up to inch alloy wheels. With the new high-torque version of Lineartronic subbed in place of the former automatic transmission for , six-cylinder 3. As well, Subaru has made some structural improvements that should result in top-tier safety ratings.

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    The Subaru Outback is a capable hauler, and where previous versions lagged with droning highway manners, a utilitarian interior and cramped interior space, this version improves on — if not solves — those shortcomings. The Subaru Outback holds a unique position in the market. It's body type is arguably a high-riding station wagon, but it handles off-road driving better than some SUVs. It's one of the more expensive vehicles Subaru makes, but some of its charm lies in its function-over-form, non-luxury styling.

    It also has a loyal buying base, so any changes have to walk a fine line, lest Subaru upsets the faithful. The highlights of the redesign include updated exterior styling, interior refinements, a new drivetrain and improved fuel economy.

    Compare specs of the and models here. See relevant specs compared side by side here. The Outback is available in 2. All versions now use a continuously variable automatic transmission. Subaru sells more 2. I tested that version, as well as a 3. First — and to my eye, best — Subaru toned down the previous Outback's chunky, rugged body cladding. Where the previous generation always looked like a mish-mash to me — as if the car were made of LEGOs with cladding clicked on after the fact — this version looks more sleek and integrated.

    The change is most evident on Outbacks painted in lighter colors. The new look is a good look. The Outback also gets the larger, trapezoidal grille that other new Subarus wear, along with restyled headlights.

    The base of the windshield has been moved forward 2 inches, and the side mirrors were moved down to the door from the windshield pillar. Overall, the car looks smoother, leaner and not as thrown-together as the previous version. With its roof rails, tall ride height and wagon body style, it still looks like a Subaru, but one where the automaker took some extra time to tie all the styling elements together.

    How It Drives The flat-four cylinder offers modest power, but the CVT provides a quicker response than some of the eight- and nine-speed transmissions that are popping up all over the market. The responsiveness is nice, but it won't blow anybody away.

    It's adequate for passing at highway speeds as long as you have time to make the pass. However, you will hear a lot of noise from the engine, along with a pronounced whine from the transmission, especially when pushed. The six-cylinder engine is the star of the show, but it's not all about using that extra horsepower to go faster.

    True, the six-cylinder Outback easily passes on the highway and accelerates away from stop signs with more purpose than the four, but the biggest benefit is heard rather than felt: Because the engine doesn't have to strain to move the weight of the Outback, it's noticeably quieter.

    That helps the otherwise rugged Outback better compete with European luxury wagons in terms of interior noise and general refinement. The transmission whine that pops up in four-cylinder versions is also much more muted in the six-cylinder model.

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