Intro: The 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport boasts a successful rally-racing heritage due in large part to Subaru's legendary corner-carving all wheel drive. A derivative of the Impreza wagon, the Outback Sport also delivers everyday practicality with its hatchback body style and standard roof carrier base.
While all 5-passenger Subaru Impreza Wagons offer projector-beam headlights and fog lights molded into the front end, along with L.E.D. tail lights and an integral high spoiler built into the rear one-piece lift gate, it's the two-tone body moldings that set the Outback Sport apart from the rest of the Impreza lineup.
Our Outback test model came with 17-inch, six-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with 50 series-low profile tires.
Performance: The Outback Sport comes equipped with a 2.5-liter opposing-4 cylinder engine sending 170 horsepower and 170 pound feet of torque through a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission to Subaru's symmetrical all wheel drive.
Fuel Economy: Fuel Economy for the Outback Sport is as follows:
Features: Inside, the front seats are manually adjusted, heated, and set off by a leather wrapped adjustable, multi-function steering wheel and shift lever. An 80-Watt, 10-speaker audio system includes a 6-disc in-dash changer with MP3 player and Satellite radio.
Split, 60/40 rear seats provide seating for three or fold to maximize rear cargo space.
Safety: Standard safety features include, ventilated 4-wheel antilock discs with electronic brake-force distribution, Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel-Drive system that includes traction and electronic stability control, and standard front and side impact airbags.
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport is $19,995. An automatic model starts of $20,995. All Subaru's are backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: The 2011 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport delivers a unique appearance, off-road prowess and versatile features, all intended for buyers who want to live an active lifestyle on a sensible budget.