Research the 2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i, XT Limited, LL Bean, VDC, 3.0R wagon and the 3.0R LL Bean sedan

Subaru Outback research page designed to help you learn about the new models - price, cost, options, specifications, colors and more

 
CARS101.COM
Outback
specs
Impreza
specs
Forester
specs
Legacy
specs
Baja
specs
B9-Tribeca
specs
Rebates & Rates Forum
Sales, Contact.
Sitemap

Subaruinfo.com Research Site

SITEMAP for all other models and years

Homepage
Interest rates, rebates
Current model overview, comparison
Subaru-speak? terms
Maintenance schedules
Warranty info
Safety overview, child seats
Keyless entry/alarm, Immobilizer key
Tire pressure monitor
Links
Alaska, Hawaii buyers
Shippers to Ak, Hi etc
VIP program
Testimonials
Sitemap there's a lot more..

Crash tests hwysafety.org, nhtsa.gov

2006, 2005 Outback Sunroof
large sunroof is 23"W, 30"L
On this page: 2006 Outback
looking for the 2006 Legacy 2.5i, GT | 2007 Outback2005 Outback?

What is an Outback?New for 06,  Model Overview,  Navigation system, 
models 2.5i, 2.5i SE, 2.5i Limited, XT, XT Limited,  3.0R wagon, LL Bean wagon, VDC wagon, LL Bean sedan
 prices - maintenance, warranty dimensions - safety -specifications & mechanicals - standard features - options  - colors  -  speed tests, articles, links

Other pages:  Navigation System - 2006 photos pages  - 2005 photos, pg 1, pg 2 - Is the Outback a truck?
Legacy and Outback comparison, side-by-side;  Compare 05 Outback to other wagons
News and Articles
****

Please read- this unofficial independent Subaru research site by Joe Spitz is designed to help you learn about Subarus. It is not sponsored, authorized,  supported or approved of by Subaru or any dealer and is not connected to, or affiliated with, any dealer. Always contact your local dealer
Inspect any car prior to purchasing. Information always subject to change, correction.
****

new for 2006 Outback 2.5i with Atlantic Blue mono-tone
Updates
3/2007 Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood.
2/2006 Note: Tribeca and Outback owners with TPMS tire pressure monitoring. The Monitor light may illuminate due to change of outside temperature, with cold weather causing a decrease in tire pressure causing the warning light to go on. This is normal and tire pressure should be checked and corrected seasonally
1/06 Invoice increase on cars delivered starting mid-February 06 replaces advertising fee. No change to MSRP
12/22/05 The first Outback SE models arrive- an all new cloth model with Navigation, CD changer and more
12/12/05 new rear dome/reading light available on sedans
12/2/05 Owners of 05, 06 Legacy and Outback. The trip computer ET elapsed time setting works when the ignition key is very briefly paused on the 'on' setting and may not work if the key is turned too quickly.
11/2/05 2006 Legacy is a double 'best pick' in both front and side Crash Tests from the IIHS.org
11/1/05 Subaru announces 2 new Outback models. The all new Outback 2.5i SE and the return of the Outback 2.5i sedan.
10/5/2005  Kelly Blue Book rates the Outback best wagon Resale Value
9/29/05 Subaru announces the return of the cloth model Outback XT that was originally discontinued for the 2006my, starting October 2005. More information below of course.

3/05 Leading car testing magazine: Subaru is a top manufacturer with fewer repairs per new car; Outback is a favored pick
 
 

Buying in Seattle? Shipping available to Alaska Hawaii or.... Contact me for discounted Subaru prices.
Comments, corrections, tips welcomed.  Joe Spitz, internet sales, Seattle, Wa

all text, formatting, photos © J. Spitz; unauthorized copying prohibited,  V  7.30.09
http://www.cars101.com/subaru/outback/outback2006.html



What is the Legacy and Outback? 
The Legacy is a line of cars with 2 models: Legacy and Outback. 
These share the same wagon or sedan body.
Made by Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan) in Lafayette, Indiana.

2006 models based on the Legacy platform
(excludes Baja and Tribeca)
2006 Legacy and Outback models, by Joe Spitz

11/1/05 Subaru announces 2 new Outback models. The all new Outback 2.5i SE and the return of the Outback 2.5i 4 cylinder Limited sedan.
9/29/05 Subaru announces the return of the cloth model Outback XT that was originally discontinued for the 2006my, available starting Ocotber 2005. More information below of course.

There are many versions of the 2006 Legacy and Outback

Legacy 2.5i is the basic model (Legacy page), upgrade to the Legacy 2.5i Limited, upgrade to the Legacy GT 250horsepower turbo

Outback 2.5i wagon is the basic Outback. It costs more, has more features and higher ground clearance than the Legacy.
upgrade to the Outback SE wagon (available starting late 11/05) with Navigation, CD changer, dual climate control..
upgrade to the Outback 2.5i Limited wagon or sedan (sedan available late 11/05) with leather, huge sunroof, dual climate control, CD changer..
upgrade to the Outback XT (available late 11/05) and XT Limited wagon with 250hp turbo 4cylinder, 
upgrade to 3.0R H6 6 cylinder wagons LL Bean and VDC, and the LL Bean sedan, all with 250 horsepower. 

more below
New For 06 Outback
subject to change, correction

Updates

11/1/05 Subaru announces 2 new models. The all new Outback 2.5i SE special edition and the return of the Outback 2.5i Limited sedan.
9/29/05 Subaru announces the return of the cloth model Outback XT that was originally discontinued for the 2006my, available late, starting Ocotber 2005. More information below of course.

June 2005: After the major re-design for the 2005 model there are only a few changes for the 2006s available starting early-mid July 2005.
2.5i model upgrades include more power and standard immobilizer key, larger wheels and air filtration. The passenger airbag on/off and seatblet warning lights have been moved to the overhead console. 
The 2.5i really is very well equipped for 2006.
The base cloth interior XT turbo model has been dropped, replaced with a new base cloth interior 6cylinder model simply called the 3.0R wagon.
Navigation is finally available on a few models. 
Prices are up slightly over 2005.

2006 Outback overhead airbag on-off warning light
new for 2006 passenger airbag on-off light and seatbelt lights moved to overhead console from the information center. 
The Info center (right) has clock ('set' buttons) and Trip Computer ('disp' button) with Instant and Average Fuel Economy, Outside Temperature and Elapsed Time. 
Here and Gone
gone base cloth interior XT wagon has been dropped (re-introduced Oct 2005)
new model: 6cylinder now available in a new cloth model called the 3.0R wagon
new name: 3.0R sedan renamed the 3.0R LL Bean sedan. 4 cylinder model re-introduced 11/05.
new horsepower on the 2.5i 2.5L 4cylinder models now 175@6000rpm, torque to 169@4400
newNavigation System optional on XT and 3.0R models, standard on VDC (see below)
new all models have 17" alloys
new all models have air filtration
new all models immobilizer key
new more colors available mono-tone
new destination charge now $625 (was $575)
Outback sedan
3.0R Outback LL Bean 6 cylinder sedan, 
also available with Navigation or 4 cylinder
More photos

The Outback is classed as a light truck for CAFE fuel economy reasons. 'Cafe' stands Corporate Average Fuel Economy. This doesn't affect safety, economy or mean the car will tip over or be unsafe like a SUV. Many other vehicles are classed this way including Honda CRV, Dodge minivan, Toyota Rav4, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Honda Odyssey, Honda Element, Cadillac ESV, Chrysler Pacifica etc etc. Here is the official statement from Subaru.
top



overview
2006 Overview: a summary of all the models
full specs below
subject to change and correction

New for 2006 Navigation system is available on certain models. Kenwood 7" touch screen. Includes 2 discs for East and West US, and should include Canada. Verbal directions in English or French language, male or female voice, has local highlights such as restaurants, gas stations, hospitals and etc, uses yellow pages for phone and address look-up (no white pages). Computer is located under driver's seat. May not work with GPS in Alaska. 

2006 Outback 2.5i standard features

new 2.5L 4cylinder boxer engine now with 175hp
new i-active Valve Lift system
new immobilizer key 
new 17" alloys
new air filtration
new overhead passenger airbag on/off, seatbelt warning light
new dashboard illumination and daybright on/off control combined

All wheel drive (awd), Active
Limited Slip rear axle
Anti-lock disc brakes, with EBD, 4 disc
Airbags: Front dual stage
Airbags: Front and Rear Side Curtain
5 seatbelts & headrests
Power Windows, auto down drivers, illuminated
Power Locks
Power heated mirrors
Power driver's seat, 8 way
Wood Trim by center console with taupe interior 
or Brushed Silver Trim with grey interior
Alarm system with ignition disable
All Weather Package: heated front seats with 4 settings, 
defrosting outside mirrors, front wiper de-icer 

standard features (con't) 
Air conditioning
Rear Spoiler
CD player, single disc, R/RW (Panasonic)
6 speakers, 2 in front door, 1 in rear
Trip Computer with clock, instant and average economy, outside temp, elapsed time etc. The ET elapsed time setting works when the ignition key is very briefly paused on the 'on' setting and may not work if the key is turned too quickly.
Fog lights
Cruise control
4Beam headlights, auto on-off with ignition
Day-time running lights
Keyless Entry, with gate/trunk release, panic button
Front wipers: Variable speed intermittent
Rear wiper, 2 speed, auto-on in reverse with auto trans
Rear defroster with rear wiper de-icer
Alloy wheels 16"
Fold flat rear seats- wagon, one touch
Roof rack with cross bars
Dual vanity mirrors
Dual map lights
Rear cargo light
Rear cargo cover, with a gate attachment
Door courtesy puddle lights
Cargo area power outlet
Center console power outlet
2006 Outback 2.5i SE special edition 
Note: this all new SE model was announced 11/1/05
2.5i SE adds over the 2.5i (everything the 2.5i has, plus..)
Automatic Tranmission only (no manual transmission available)
Navigation System, touch screen
CD 6 disc, in dash changer with 6 speakers
Dual Zone Climate Control
Body colored door handles
7 spoke alloys
Only available in 2 new colors, Diamond Gray and Seacrest Green
2006 2.5i Limited Wagon and Sedan standard features
NOTE: The Outback 2.5i Limited sedan is an all new model announced 11/1/05
2.5i Limited adds over 2.5i (everything the 2.5i has, plus..)
Leather interior
Upgraded CD changer, 6 disc
Dual pane power glass sunroof with auto open/close
Climate control, dual zone front
Body colored door handles, outside mirrors
2006 XT adds over 2.5i   (everything the 2.5i has plus..)

Note: this XT cloth model was re-introduced starting October 2005
This model was originally discontinued with only the XT Limited planned for 2006my.
subject to change and correction

2.5L 4 cylinder Turbo, 250hp with active valve control (premium fuel required)
Intercooler with functional hood scoop
Heavy duty manual transmission
Optional 5spd automatic trans
VTD all wheel drive 
Climate control, dual zone, 6 speed fan
AM/FM/CD changer, 6 disc (Panasonic)
Momo SportShift steering wheel, transmission controls
Performance 1 piece Sport Bucket seats
17" alloy wheels with semi-low profile tires
Sport gauges with ElectroLuminescent needles
Turn Signals in outside mirrors
Aluminum door sill plates
Rear seat armrest
2006 XT Limited adds over XT
Dual Pane sunroof
Leather interior, perforated 
Power passenger seat, 4 way, w/ lumbar support
2006 6 cylinder models
subject to change and correction
Outback 3.0R wagon adds over the 2.5i wagon
everything the 2.5i has plus...

This is a new model for 2006. It has a cloth interior.

3.0L H6 cylinder engine, 250hp with Active valve control (premium fuel rec)
5spd SportShift automatic transmission
Upgraded VTD all wheel drive system
Tire Pressure monitoring sytem TPMS
6disc CD changer
Dual zone front climate control
Body colored mirrors with turn signals
Rear seat armrest
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Outback 3.0R LL Bean wagon adds over 2.5i Limited
everything the 2.5i Limited has, plus..

new: optional Navigation, (note early 2007: Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood. )
3.0L H6 cylinder engine, 250hp, with active valve control, premium fuel rec.
5spd SportShift automatic transmission
Upgraded VTD all wheel drive system
LL Bean leather, perforated, with small logo
Upgraded 17" wheels, LL Bean design
Power Passenger seat, 4 way, lumbar support
Dual pane power sunroofs with auto open/close
Momo wood/leather steering wheel, stereo controls
Engine immobilzer key (car won't run without it)
Turn Signals in outside mirrors
Tire Pressure monitoring system TPMS
Aluminum sill plate covers
Front bumper underguard
Rear seat armrest
Auto dimming rear view mirrror/compass
Beige cargo tray (matches interior color)

Outback 3.0R VDC adds over 2.5i Limited
everything the 2.5i Limited has, plus..

new: standardNavigation System (early 2007: Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood. )
3.0L H6 cylinder engine with 250hp, active valve control
Upgraded VDC all wheel drive system
5spd automatic SportShift transmission
AM/FM/CD changer with MP3 player, 4 upgraded  speakers, 2 tweeters, rear subwoofer speaker
Upgraded 17" alloys, 3.0R design
Power Passenger seat, 4way with lumbar support
Dual pane sunroofs with auto open/close
Upgraded steering wheel
Upgraded alloy wheels
Dual climate control
Turn Signal outside mirrors
Tire Pressure monitoring TPMS
Engine Immobilizer ket
HomeLink Remote Garage Door System
Aluminum sill plate covers
Front bumper underguard
Momo wood/leather steering wheel w/ stereo controls
 

Outback 3.0R LL Bean Sedan
adds over GT Limited sedan
(also see Outback 2.5i Limited 4 cylinder sedan above)

Note: the GT is a turbo Legacy sedan and not on this Outback page.

new: optional Navigation System, (early 2007, Navigation v2. DVDs are available from Kenwood. )
3.0L H6 cylinder engine, 250hp, active valve control
Upgraded VTD awd
5spd SportShift automatic transmission
Raised ground clearance
Momo wood/leather steering wheel, stereo controls
Leather interior
Upgraded 17" wheels, 3.0R design
Power Passenger seat, 4way, lumbar support
Power sunroof
Upgraded climate control, dual zone
Turn Signals in outside mirrors
Tire Pressure monitoring system TPMS
Aluminum sill plate covers
Front bumper underguard
Multi reflector fog lights
Aerodynamic bodyside cladding

prices
2006 OUTBACK PRICES
subject to change, correction

NOTES, Updates:
January 2006. Invoice increase $275 on cars delivered starting mid-February 2006 replaces SoA advertising fee. MSRP not effected. See July notes below.
October 31, 2005 new Outback 2.5i SE and Outback Limited sedan models announced, available mid-December.
Sept 29, 2005 new Outback XT cloth model available again, starting 10/05  (model code 6DQ, 6DR). This model was initially discontinued for 2006

July 2005
Alaska residents add +$150 to destination, to $755
Advertising: most regions have a $275 advertising fee listed on the invoice that is charged to the dealer. This is fee is not included here and you would want to to add it to the invoice for correct calculations. Yes it's a real charge on the invoice. Note This fee discontinued on cars delivered starting mid 2/06, see Jan 06 entry above

CA, CT, NH, NY, MA, MS, RI, VT residents. You have California Spec Ultra/Partial Zero Emission Vehicles. Use Ca spec pricing on the 4cylinder Outback 2.5i and 2.5i Limited. Other states use Federal (Fed) prices 
The XT Limited has 2 model codes depending on the interior color

2006 Outback prices
code
2006 Invoice
base + $625 dest = total invoice 
Cars built before 2/06 may have $275 advertising fee on the invoice, see January notes above
2006 MSRP
base + $625 dest = total MSRP List price
Outback 2.5i manual trans
be sure to check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6DA Fed: $22,897 + $626 = $23,522
2/06: $23,172 +$625 = $23,797
Ca: $23,105 + $625 = $23,730
2/06: $23,380 +$625 = $24,005
Fed: $24,795 + $625 = $25,420
Ca: $24,995 + $625 = $25,620
Outback 2.5i automatic trans
be sure to check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6DB Fed: $23,809 + $625 = $24,434
2/06: $24,084 +$625 = $24,709
Ca: $24,017 + $625 = $24,642
2/06: $24,292 +$625 = $24,917
Fed: $25,795 + $625 = $26,420
Ca: $25,995+ $625 = $26,620
Outback 2.5i SE automatic trans
(new model available 11/05)
be sure to check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6DC Fed: $25,295 +$625 = 25,920
2/06: $25,570 +$625 = $26,195
Ca: $25.503 + $625 = $$26,128
2/06: $25778 +$625 = $26,403
Fed: $27,295 = $625 = $27,920
Ca: $27,495 + $625 = $28,120
Outback 2.5i Limited manual trans
be sure to check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6DE Fed: $25,415 + $625 = 26,040
2/06: $25,690 +$625 = $26,315
Ca: $25,623 + $625 = $26,248
2/06: $25,898 +$625 = $26,523
Fed: $27,595 + $625 = $28,220
Ca: $27,795 + $625 = $28,420
Outback 2.5i Limited automatic trans
be sure to check if you're Ca or Fed spec above
6DF Fed: $26,327 + $625 = $26,952
2/06: $26,602  +$625 = $27,227
Ca: $26,535 + $625 = $27,160
2/06: $26,810 +$625 = $27,435
Fed: 28,595 + $625 = $29,220
Ca: $28,795 + $625 = $29,420
Outback XT manual transmission
(model available starting 10/05)
6DQ $26,366 + $625= $26991
2/06: $26,641 +$625 = $27,266
$28,595 + $625= $29,220
Outback XT automatic transmission
(model available starting 10/05)
6DR $27,459 +$625=$28,084
2/06: $27,735 +$625 = $28,360
$29,795 + $625=30,420
Outback XT Limited manual trans
model code depends on interior color
6DG
6DH
$28,510 + $625 +$29,135
2/06: $28,785 +$625 = $29,410
$30,995 + $625 = $31,620
Outback XT Limited automatic trans
model code depends on interior color
6DI
6DJ
$29,604 + $625 = $30,229
2/06: $29,879 +$625 = $30,504
$32,195 + $625 = $32,820
Outback XT Limited automatic 
with Navigation
model code depends on interior color
6DK, 
6DL
$31,427 + $625=$32,052
2/06: $31,702 +$625 = $32,327
$34,195 + $625 = $34,820
Outback 3.0R wagon (automatic) 6DM $26,712 + $625 = 27,346
2/06: $26,996 +$625 = $27,621
$28,995 + $625 =$29,620
Outback 3.0R LL Bean (automatic) 6DN $29,875 +$625 = $30,500
2/06: $30,150 +$625 = $30,775
$32,495 + $625 = $33,120
Outback 3.0R LL Bean (automatic) 
with Navigation
6DO $31,698 +$625 =$32,323
2/06: $1,973 +$625 = $32,598
$34,495 +$625 =$35,120
Outback 3.0R VDC (automatic) 
with Navigation
6DP $32,791 + $625 = $33,416
2/06: $33,066  +$625 = $33,691
$35,695 + $625 = $36,320
Outback 2.5i Limited sedan (automatic)
(new model available 11/05)
6CC Fed: $25,237 + $625 = $25862
2/06: $25,512 +$625 = $26,137
Ca: $25,455 + $625 = $26,070
2/06: $25720 +$625 = $26,345
Fed: $27,395 + $625 = $28,020
Ca: $27,595 + $625 = $28,220
Outback 3.0R LL Bean sedan (automatic) 6CA $28,783 + $625 = $29,408
2/06: $29,058 +$625 = $29,683
$31,295 + $625 = $31,920
Outback 3.0R LL Bean sedan (automatic) with Navigation 6CB $30,606 +$625= $31,231
2/06: $30,881 +$625 = $31,506
$33,295 +$625 =$33,920
end 2006 Outback prices
code
invoice + $625 destination= total invoice
Cars built before 2/06 may have $275 advertising fee, see January notes above
base MSRP + $625 dest= total MSRP

end prices
top
Maintenance, warranty
Maintenance

Break-in period: vary speed for 1000 miles
1st oil change 3months/3,000 miles.
3,750 oil change interval or 7,500 interval under easy driving conditions
7,500 miles or so: rotate tires
15,000 miles: check hoses, belts, brakes etc

every 30,000 miles: 4 cylinder: replace spark plugs, all fluids, filters etc
every 30,000 miles 4cylinder turbo & H6: replace all fluids, filters
every 60,000 4 cylinder turbo and H6: replace spark plugs, all fluids, filters
105,000 miles: timing belt except on 6 cyl which has a timing chain

Warranties

Bumper-to-bumper: 3year/36000 miles
Includes:
Roadside assistance: lock-out, flats, out of gas etc. Call 800-261-2155
Certain adjustments
Does not cover wear or damage due to abuse etc

Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 miles: Covers internally lubricated parts, engine and drivetrain.
Corrosion: 5 year/100,000 miles

end maintenance, warranty
dimensions,
2006-2005 Outback Dimensions
measurements 05 Legacy Outback cargo
2005, 2006 Wagon, hand measurements
A: 39" wide lower gate opening
B: 43" wide mid-gate opening
C: 48" wide top of wheel wells
D: 42.25" wide between wheel wells
E: 33.50 " height opening at gate
F: 29-31" interior height depending on where you measure
G: 43" length with seat folded up
H: 73" length with seat folded flat
 
 

top


Wagon's storage bin above spare tire (hand measured)
A: 24" wide
B: 24.25" long
C: 3.75" deep


wagon spare tire compartment with temporary tire
feature/model Outback 2.5i Outback 2.5i Limited Outback XT, XT Limited 
turbo
3.0R wagon 3.0R LLBean wagon 3.0R VDC wagon Outback sedans
3.0R LL Bean, 2.5i Limited
Dimensions Wheelbase:  105.1" 
Overall Length:  188.7"
Width:  69.7, 78.4 including mirrors
Height:  63.2 including roof rails and cross bars
Headroom front/rear: 40.5/39.1"
Headroom front/rear with sunroof: 38.7/37.1"
Seat height from ground, driver's, hand measured and not exact,  22-24"
Legroom front/rear: 44.1/33.9
EPA Interior volume 97.4cf
EPA Cargo volume 33.5cf
EPA Cargo volume with sunroof  32.1cf 
EPA Cargo volume with seats flat and sunroof  61.7cf
EPA cargo volume with seats flat and NO sunroof  66.2cf
Track:  front/rear 58.9/58.7
Wheelbase: 105.1
Overall Length:  186.2
Width:  69.7
Height: 59.1
Headroom F/R: 37.5/36.5 
Legroom F/R: 44.1/33.9
EPA Interior vol 93.1cf
EPA Cargo trunk vol 11.4
Track: F/R 58.9/58.7
Turning circle
35.4ft,  turns lock-to-lock 3.2
Ground Clearance
8.4
8.4
8.7
8.4
8.4
8.4
8.4
Angle of approach
18.7"
18.7"
18.3"
18.3"
18.3"
18.3"
18.3"
Breakover angle
19.7"
19.7"
19.7"
19.7"
19.7"
19.7"
19.7"
Angle of departure
22.0"
22.0"
22.0"
22.0"
22.0"
22.0"
20.0"
model reminder 2.5i 2.5i Limited XT Turbo 3.0R wgn 3.0R LL Bean wgn 3.0R VDC 3.0R LL Bean Sedan
dimension
top
safety
2006 OUTBACK SAFETY

11/2/2005:  2006 Legacy is a double 'best pick' in both front and side Crash Tests from the IIHS.org

feature 2.5i  2.5i Limited 
wgn, sdn
XT, XT Limited turbo  3.0R wagon 3.0R LL Bean wagon 3.0R VDC wagon  Outback
3.0R LL Bean sedan
All wheel drive
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Tire Pressure Monitor
na
na
na
S
S
S
S
Turn Signals in the outside mirrors
na
na
S
S
S
S
S
Panic Alarm
Standard using the remote key fob
Seatbelts
5 passenger, all with full shoulder harness and lap belts
with Height adjustable shoulder harness anchor points  (except center rear)
Child Seats
LATCH system - lower anchor and tether for children
Front Airbags Standard dual front airbags with Dual Stage Deployment.
Dual Stage means: Driver airbag detects distance of driver from steering wheel and the passenger seat detects oocupant weight and will turn off airbag if passenger is under 75#. 
Passenger airbag status is displayed by the trip computer.
Side Airbags
Standard front Side Airbags
Side Curtain airbags
Standard front and rear side Curtain Airbags
Headrests
5 headrests
Crumple Zones
Front and rear
5mph Impact Bumpers
Front and rear
Re-inforcments
Ring-Shaped reinforcement safety structure
dual front door beams, single rear door beams all tied into a full perimeter protection system
Brakes
4 wheel, 4 channel anti-lock power disc brakes
DayTime Running lights
Standard, with auto-off headlights
Childproof rear door locks
Standard
model reminder
2.5i
 2.5i Limited wgn, sdn
Outback XT, XT Limited 
3.0R wagon
3.0R LL Bean wgn
3.0R VDC wgn
LL Bean 3.0R Sedan
safety
top
mechanicals
2006 OUTBACK MECHANICALS
subject to change, correction
4 cylinder models
3.0R 6 cylinder models
feature 2.5i wagon 2.5i Limited
wagon and sedan
XT, XT Limited turbo 3.0R wagon, LL Bean wagon, 
VDC wagon, LL Bean sedan
Engine 4 cylinder 2.5L DOHC
Boxer design
16 valve,
i-active Valve Lift system
Aluminum block and head
Aluminum intake manifold
Cast iron cylinder liners
5 main bearings
Sequential multi-port injection
Distributorless ignition
Platinum spark plugs 
NGK FR5AP-11
firing order 1-3-2-4
Compression 10.0:1
Idle speed: manual 650rpm,
auto 4spd 700rpm
4 cylinder 2.5L DOHC
Turbocharged, Intercooled
Boxer design
16 valve,
Aluminum block and heads, 
AVCS active variable valve control system
Composite resin intake manifold
Cast iron cylinder liners
5 main bearings
Semi-closed design
Iridium spark plugs
NGK ILFR6B
Compression: 8.2:1
Maximum Boost: 13.5psi
Idle speed: 750rpm
6 cylinder, 3.0L DOHC
Boxer design, 24 valve
Aluminum block and heads
Composite resin intake manifold
AVCS active variable valve control system
AVLS active valve lift system
Sequential fuel injection
Direct electronic distributorless ignition
Compression 10.7:1
Idle speed: 650rpm
Spark plugs Platinum NGK ILFR6B
Horsepower 175@6000rpm, torque 169lbft@4400rpm
250@6000rpm, torque 250@3600rpm
250@6,600rpm, torque 219@4200rpm
Transmission 5spd manual with OD
Optional 4spd Automatic electronic SportShift
Manual trans NA on Outback sedan
5spd manual with OD, reinforced dual mass flywheel
Optional 5spd automatic electronic SportShift with steering wheel controls
Automatic, 5spd, electronic SportShift
All Wheel Drive system 
manual transmission
symmetrical all wheel drive with  viscous coupling 50/50 power split,  Limited Slip rear axle symmetrical all wheel drive with viscous coupling 50/50 power split and limited slip rear axle
no manual available
model reminder
2.5i wagon 
2.5i Limited wagon and sedan
XT, XT Limited turbo
3.0R wagon, 
LL Bean wagon
3.0R VDC wagon
3.0R LL Bean sedan
All Wheel Drive system automatic transmission the optional automatic is
electronically controlled,
constantly varying, front bias
with Limited Slip rear axle

Automatic is standard on the Outback 2.5i Limited sedan 

the optional automatic is: 
VTD (Variable Torque Distribution)
45/55 front/rear power split
with Limited Slip rear axle.

Steering Wheel SportShift has gear shift control on XT only
(not on LLBean, VDC, 3.0R)

VTD, see XT VTD (see XT) 
PLUS VDC (vehicle dynamic control) 4 wheel traction control and stability system
VTD, see XT
Gear ratios Manual 5spd
1- 3.454
2- 2.062
3- 1.448
4- 1.088
5- 0.871
final 4.111
Automatic 4spd
1- 2.785
2- 1.545
3-1.000
4-0.694
final 4.444
Manual 5spd
1- 3.166
2- 1.882
3- 1.296
4- 0.972
5- 0.738
final 4.444
Automatic 5spd
1- 3.540
2- 2.264
3- 1.471
4- 1.000
5- 0.834
final 3.583
Automatic 5spd
1- 3.540
2- 2.264
3- 1.471
4- 1.000
5- 0.834
final 3.583
model reminder
Outback 2.5i
2.5i Limited wagon and sedan
XT, XT Limited turbo
3.0R wagon, 
LL Bean wagon 
VDC wagon
3.0R LL Bean  sedan
Fuel type
Fuel economy city/highway
Fuel tank 16.9 US gal.
Low fuel light comes on with appr 2.5 gals left
Regular unleaded
Economy manual 23/28
Economy auto trans 22/28
Premium Unleaded 91 recommended
Economy manual 19/25
Economy auto 5spd 19/24
Premium Unleaded 91 recommended
Economy: automatic 5spd trans: 19/26
Steering
Power rack & pinion with engine speed sensing variable assist
Turning circle of the car: 35.4ft
Turns, lock-to-lock 3.2
Brakes 4 wheel disc, 4 channel anti-lock, low wear indicator

front: 11.5 x.94 ventilated twin caliper piston

rear: 10.6 x .39 solid disc, single caliper piston

4 wheel disc, 4 channel anti-lock, low wear indicator

front: 11.5 x 1.18 ventilated disc, twin caliper piston

rear: 10.6 solid disc, single caliper piston

4 wheel disc, 4 channel anti-lock
front: 11.5 x.94 ventilated twin caliper piston
rear: 10.6 x .39 solid disc, single caliper piston
low wear indicator
Curb weight
manual/automatic, US pounds
3310/3355
3365/3410
3415/3480
3500/3565
3600
3630
3545
Wheels, aluminum alloy
17x7jj
offset 48 (1.89)
Silver 17x7" 5 spoke
offset 48 (1.89)
Gray colored 17x7" 5 spoke, 
offset 48 (1.89)
Silver 17x7" 5 spoke
offset 48 (1.89)
Tires
225/55 R17 95V high performance all season
Suspension
Front: Macpherson strut. Rear: multi-link
Towing capacity. Trailer brakes suggested over 1300 lbs
2700#
2700#
2700#
3000#
3000#
3000#
3000#
Headlights, auto-off with ignition
 4beam
4 beam
4 beam
4 beam
4beam
4 beam
4 beam
Fog Lights S
S
S S S S S
model
Outback 2.5i wagon
Outback 2.5i Limited
wagon and sedan
Outback XT, 
XT Limited
Outback 3.0R wagon
Outback LL Bean
Outback VDC
Outback 3.0R Sdn
mechanicals
top
features
STANDARD FEATURES 2006 Outback
S- standard
NS- not standard (may be an option)
subject to change and correction
model
Outback 2.5i
2.5i Limited
wagon and sedan
XT, XT Limited turbo
3.0R wagon
LL Bean wgn
VDC wagon
3.0R LL Bean sedan
Power driver seat, 8 way with lumbar support
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Power Passenger seat, 4 way with lumbar support
ns
ns
S: XT Limited
NA: XT 
S
S
S
S
Leather seating surfaces
ns
S
S: Limited
NA: XT
ns
S
perforated, 2 tone
S
S
Performance design front seats
ns
ns
S
ns
ns
ns
ns
2 tone leather, perforated trim, small embossed logo
ns
ns
ns
ns
S
ns
ns
Sunroof: large dual pane glass with wind-block, auto open-close, with sunshade ns S S: Limited
NA: XT
ns S S S
single pane
Climate Control, automatic, digital, with Dual Zones, 6 speed fan
na: has standard knobs, 4spd fan
S
S
S
S
S
S
Turn Signals in the outside mirrors, body-colored, fold in
ns
ns
S
S
S
S
S
Tire Pressure monitor system TPMS
ns
ns
ns
S
S
S
S
model
S- standard
NS- not standard but may be an option
2.5i
2.5i Ltd wgn, sdn
XT, XT Limited
3.0R wgn
LL Bean
VDC
LL Bean Sedan
Body colored Door handles, mirrors
ns
S
S
S
S
S
S
Woodgrain accents with taupe interior, 
Brushed silver accents with grey interior
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Trip Computer: Instant and average fuel economy, elapsed time, DTE, 
ouside temp..
Resets w/ trip odometer
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Rear Cargo plug (wagon) inside left storage
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Rear cargo tray
color matches interior
S
S
S
S
S
S
na
Steering wheel
vinyl wrapped
Black leather wrapped
Black leather Momo designed, with optional automatic SportShift shift controls
Black leather wrapped
Mahogany wood, black leather Momo designed,
with audio controls
Mahogany wood, black leather Momo designed
with audio controls
Mahogany wood, black leather Momo designed 
with audio controls
Homelink accepts 3 codes for opening garage, interior or exterior lighting etc
0 with auto dimming mirror rear view mirror/compass/Homelink
S
0 with auto dimming mirror with homelink
Immobilizer key
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
Air Filtration
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
model Outback
Outback 2.5i
2.5i Limited wgn, sdn
XT, XT Limited
3.0R wgn
3.0R LLBean wgn
VDC
3.0R LL Bean sedan
Stereo systems
(Panasonic)
single CD,
120watt, am/fm,  6 speakers. 
Bass, treble, mid-range Adj
6 disc CD-changer,
120 watt, am/fm, 6 speakers
Bass, treble, mid range adjustments,
6 disc CD-changer,
120 watt, am/fm, 6 speakers, Bass, treble, mid range adjustments, 
steering wheel controls
160watt Premium 6 disc CD changer, MP3, 7speakers, am/fm, 6 Upgraded speakers, rear subwoofer speaker, Bass, treble, mid range adjustments,
steering wheel controls
6 disc CD changer, 120 watt, am/fm, 6 spkrs, Bass, treble, mid range adjustments,
steering wheel controls
Fold down rear seats
S on wagon; armrest fold down pass-through on sedan
Rear seat armrest
ns
ns
S
S
S
S
S
Rear Spoiler
S
S
S
S
S
S
0
Aluminum sill plate cover
gate
gate
front & rear doors, gate
front & rear doors, gate
front & rear doors, gate
front & rear doors, gate
front & rear doors, gate
Front Bumper underguard
ns
ns
ns
ns
S
S
S
Overhead map lights
ns
S
na
S
S
S
S
Overhead map lights and 2 sunglass holders
S
na with sunroof
na with sunroof
na with sunroof
na with sunroof
na with sunroof
na with sunroof
OUTBACK
2.5i
2.5i Limited wgn, snb
XT, XT Limited
3.0R wagon
3.0R LL Bean wgn 
3.0R VDC wagon
3.0R LL Bean sedan
features
top
options
OPTIONS 2006 Outback
subject to change, correction

NOTE: Prices are factory or port installed options.
Dealer installed prices may be higher due to part and labor costs. Please contact your local dealer.

packaged options
Outback 2.5i
2.5i Limited wagon, sedan
XT Limited
3.0R
LL Bean
wagon
VDC
3.0R LLBean sedan
Popular Equipment Group 1A/B:
Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass and Security System Shock Sensor $304 ($198)
0
0
0
0
na
mirror std
see below
0
na, 
mirror std
see below
Popular Equipment Group 1C/D: Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass plus Homelink, and Security System Shock Sensor $381 ($248)
0
0
0
0
na, 
mirror std
see below
na
Homelink std
na,
mirror std
see below
Popular Equipment Group 4, LL Bean only: Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass with Homelink Upgrade, and Security System Shock Sensor $198 ($129)
na
na
na
na
0
na
(Homelink std)
0
Popular Equip Group 2: Center pop-up armrest extension, rear cargo net $214 ($139)
0
0 wgn only
0
0
0
0
na
(cargo net na)
Cargo Area Convenience Group wagon only
Cargo Nets: Rear, Seatback, left & right Side, Cargo Area Spotlight $212  ($135) 
0
0
wgn only
0
0
0
0
na
Performance Group 1: STi Short throw shifter, STi metal petals, Momo Shift knob $650 ($422) manual trans only
0
0
manual only
0
na
na
na
na
Outdoor Recreation Group 1: Heavy Duty roof cargo basket, Fork mounted Bike attachment with front wheel holder $525 ($316), wagon only
0
0
0
0
0
0
na
Bike Carrier Group: Round HD cross bars, fork mounted bike attachment $498 ($293) wagon only
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2006 Individual Options
Performance options
Roofrack accessories
Outback 2.5i
Outback 2.5i Limited
wagon, sedan
Outback XT, XT Limited
Outback 3.0R wgn
3.0R  LL Bean wgn
Outback 3.0R VDC
Outback 3.0R LL Bean Sedan
Navigation System , see prices above
na
na
0: Ltd only
na
0
S
0
Security System Shock Sensor $121 ($79)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass $183 ($119) 
0
0
0
0
S
0
0
Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass plus Homelink $260 ($169)
0
0
0
0
na
na
Homelink std
0
Auto Dimming Mirror/Compass plus Homelink,  LL Bean upgrade $75 ($49) 
na
na
na
na
0
na
na
Front Armrest, center, pop-up  $163 ($106)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Stereo Subwoofer/Amplifier $287 ($186)
0
0
0
0
0
S
0
Front Hood Deflector  $85 ($45) not installed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Front Bumper Underguard $145 ($94)
0
0
0
0
S
S
S
Rubber Floor mats $55  ($33) 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Rear Dome/reading light $85 ($56) sedans only. Late availability
na
0 sedan only
na
na
na
na
0
Wheel locks  $42 ($28), not installed
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Cargo Area Spotlight, wagon only, a handheld light uses front, console, and rear cargo power outlets: $45 ($26)
0
0
0
0
0
0
na
Cargo net, wagon only, rear $51 ($33)
0
0
0
0
0
0
na
Cargo nets, wagon only, rear sides (2) $68 ($45)
0
0
0
0
0
0
na
Cargo net, wagon only, rear seatback $48 ($31) 
0
0
0
0
0
0
na
Cargo net, sedan $57 ($37)
na
na
na
na
na
na
0
Trailer Hitch $353 ($229) 1.5", includes receiver
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
model
2.5i
2.5i Limited 
wagon, sedan
 XT, XT Limited
3.0R wgn
LLBean wgn
VDC wgn
LLBean sedan
Rear Spoiler- sedan only $389 ($292)
standard on wagons
na
0 sedan only
na
na
na
na
0
Moonroof air deflector $91 ($59)
na
0
0
na
0
0
0
Roof Rack HD Cross Bar set- round $179 ($111) wagon only flat bars are standard,
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Roof Rack wagon only, Ski Attachment 6 pair $140  ($82)
0
0
0
0
0
0
na
Roof Rack wagon only, HD Cargo basket $335 ($208)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Roof Rack Bike Attachment, Fork mounted. 1 bike $115 ($91); wagon only
2 bikes $310 ($182). 
Requires HD cross bars
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Performance Short Throw STi Shifter $374 ($243). manual trans only
0
0
0
na
na
na
na
Performance Shift Knob, Momo brand for Manual trans $102  ($66)
0
0
0
na
na
na
na
Performance Shift Knob, Momo brand for Automatic transmission  $117 ($76)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Metal pedal pads, auto trans only $145 ($94)
na
na
na
0
0
0
0
Performance STi Strut Tower Brace, aluminum, dealer part only not factory installed or shipped #ST2050021000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Performance  Rear Differential Protector, dealer part only. not factory installed or shipped. 
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
model
2.5i
2.5i Limited
XT, XT Limited
3.0R wgn
3.0R LL Bean
3.0R VDC
3.0R sedan
options
top
colors,
2006 COLORS
subject to change, correction

All Taupe interiors have wood trim by the center console
All Grey interiors have the brushed silver trim by the center console

color
2.5i
2.5i SE
2.5i Limited
2.5i Limited sedan
XT
XT Limited
3.0R wagon
LL Bean wagon
VDC wgn
LL Bean sedan
Champaign Gold Opal
taupe cloth
na
taupe leather
taupe leather gray cloth
taupe leather
taupe cloth
Perforated 2tone Dark Taupe leather, Taupe leather bolsters 
Taupe Leather
taupe leather
Garnet Red Pearl
na
na
na
na
na
charcoal leather
taupe cloth
na
Taupe Leather
taupe leather
Obsidian Black Pearl
gray cloth
na
gray leather
charcoal leather
na
charcoal leather
gray cloth
Perforated 2tone Dark Taupe leather, Taupe leather bolsters
Taupe Leather
taupe leather
Atlantic Blue Pearl
taupe cloth
na
taupe leather
taupe leather gray cloth
taupe leather
na
na
na
taupe leather
Brilliant Silver metallic with Granite gray Opal accent
gray cloth
na
gray leather
na
gray cloth
charcoal leather
gray cloth
Perforated 2tone Dark Taupe leather, Taupe leather bolsters 
Taupe Leather
na
Brilliant Silver metallic
na
na
na
charcoal leather
na
na
na
na
na
na
Satin White Pearl
taupe cloth
na
taupe leather
taupe leather gray cloth
taupe leather
taupe cloth
Perforated 2tone Dark Taupe leather, Taupe leather bolsters
Taupe Leather
taupe leather
Willow Green Opal with Moss Green Metallic accent
taupe cloth
na
taupe leather
na
na
na
na
Perforated 2tone Dark Taupe leather, Taupe leather bolsters 
na
na
Diamond Gray Metallic
na
gray cloth
na
na
na
na
na
na
na
na
Seacrest Green metallic
na
taupe cloth
na
na
na
na
na
na
na
na
model
2.5i
2.5i SE
2.5i Limited
2.5i Limited sedan
XT
XT Limited
3.0R wagon
LL Bean wgn
3.0R VDC wgn
LL Bean sedan
end colors
starts speed specs

10/52005 Kelly Blue Book rates the Outback best Resale Value wagon
 

Ratings by car magazines, enthusiasts etc. Know of others that should be here?
Outback XT with automatic 5spd SportShift 
Car and Driver, July 2004

Zero to 30 mph: 2.7
40 mph:  3.9
50 mph:  5.3
60 mph:  7.1
70 mph:  9.4
80 mph:  11.8
90 mph:  14.8
100 mph: 19.2
110 mph: 24.7
120 mph:  32.0
Street start, 560 mph: 7.8
Top-gear acceleration, 3050 mph: 3.4
5070 mph:4.7
Standing 1/4-mile: 15.6 sec @ 92 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 130 mph
BRAKING
700 mph @ impending lockup: 204 ft
HANDLING
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.74 g
INTERIOR SOUND LEVEL
Idle:  44 dBA
Full-throttle acceleration: 71 dBA
70-mph cruising: 67 dBA
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission: 5-speed auto, manumatic shifting
Final-drive ratio: 3.6:1
4-wheel-drive system: full time with automatically locking center differential
Gear Ratio, Mph/1000 rpm,  Max test speed
I, 3.54, 6.1, 39 mph (6500 rpm)
II, 2.26, 9.5, 62 mph (6500 rpm)
III, 1.47, 14.6, 95 mph (6500 rpm)
IV , 1.00, 21.4, 130 mph (6100 rpm)
V, 0.83, 25.7, 130 mph (5100 rpm)
 

2005 Legacy GT with automatic 5spd SportShift 
See Legacy page for more
from edmunds.com
 

Performance: 
0 - 30 (sec):  2.6 
0 - 45 (sec):  4.6 
0 - 60 (sec):  7.0 
0 - 75 (sec):  10.6 
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph): 15.45 @ 91.55 
30 - 0 (ft):  31.97 
60 - 0 (ft):  133.89
Slalom (mph):  63.9 
 

from modernracer.com
2005 Legacy GT with 5spd SportShift automatic

Top speed : 130 mph(electronically limited)
0-60 mph : 6.1 sec.(estimated)
0-¼ mile : 14.2 sec @ 98.0 mph(estimated)
60-0 braking distance : 125 ft(estimated)
200 ft skidpad : 0.85 g(estimated)

This is an 100% unofficial page by Joe Spitz who is solely responsible for all information.
Information subject to change and correction, not responsible for typos, errors, omissions.

Tips, comments welcomed.Discounted Subaru sales in Seattle, Wa. Contact

homepage
Many thanks,
Joe

top