Subaru Outback MY07

Subaru Outback 2.5i - MY07
Subaru Outback 2.5i - MY07

20th September, 2006

Subaru’s 2007 All-Wheel Drive Outback range adds value, practicality and features, including the Subaru Intelligent-Drive system in 3.0 litre models.

Specifications are enhanced in every Outback, yet pricing is reduced by up to 4.3 per cent on some models, with the 3.0R rising just 1.07 per cent.

True to its recreational roots, Outback gets a reversible, washable cargo floor, while interiors are enhanced across the range, including telescopic steering wheels and six-stack in-dash CD players.

The innovative Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) system on 3.0 litre Outbacks offers optimum power delivery and drivability across the operating range.

Every Outback again shares the same outstanding five star Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) crashworthiness rating, for occupant safety.

Other Outback developments for 2007 include:

  • HID self-levelling high and low-beam Bi-Xenon headlights on 3.0 litre Outbacks
  • Telescopic steering wheels for every Outback
  • Power driver’s seat with dual memory function and dual zone air conditioning with rear air vents for 3.0R variants
  • Steering column Sportshift paddle controls on automatic 3.0 litre versions, plus audio, cruise, Information and SI-Drive controls
  • 17-inch alloy wheels for all Outbacks
  • Brake Assist for all Outback variants
  • Washable reversible cargo floor
  • Exterior and Interior refinements across the range



Nick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “We have a fantastic specification and pricing story to tell with 2007 Outback."

“Pricing across the range represents tremendous value, making Outback a must-see alternative to competitor vehicles, several of which do not have the genuine All-Wheel Drive credentials and outstanding safety rating of our cars.

“And with increasing concern about running costs and petrol prices with heavy duty four wheel drives, Outback makes a great cost-effective alternative."

“Every Outback is keenly priced when you compare specification, engineering, safety and retained value with other brands."

“We encourage people to research these credentials independently as we can confidently say that this isn’t just Subaru talking."

“From ANCAP to the independent valuers, Outback stars time and time again when it’s put to the test and benchmarked in its class."

“This is a car with grade A qualifications in the key areas that our customers rightly research: safety, durability, value and rock-solid engineering."

“The engineers have done a fantastic job with SI-Drive and other aspects of 2007 Outback."

“It’s typical of the technical innovation and refinement that goes into every Subaru with the passing of each model year.”

Subaru Intelligent Drive

Subaru Intelligent Drive (SI-Drive) is introduced on all 3.0 litre Outbacks, offering three different driving experiences in the same car.

Drivers have the option to refine performance to suit their preferences.

SI-Drive can optimise fuel efficiency and ride comfort in stop-start city traffic, produce a lively response in flowing freeway or town traffic, or a rapid sporty drive on the open road.

It features three modes, each of which is clearly displayed on the instrument panel:

Intelligent mode ensures gentle, smooth power output. It may contribute to greater economy in congested city driving at low to mid-speed, when teamed with a smooth driving style, or cruising on the freeway. Ideal for those searching for ride comfort and frugal fuel figures.

Sport mode optimises performance on city and highway drives. Good for routine, day-to-day driving.

Sport # mode boosts engine revolutions for sharp, sporty driving (cannot be used while the engine is cold). Provides dynamic performance for true driving enthusiasts through highly responsive engine and throttle control.

SI-Drive regulates the engine and transmission control units and fine-tunes the electronic throttle control.

The control button is installed on the centre console. By pushing the dial, Intelligent mode is set. Sport mode is activated by turning the dial left and Sport # mode by turning it right.

There is also a steering wheel button to activate Sport # mode.

The modes can be changed while the car is moving.

The instrument panel includes an SI-Drive Multi-Function Display (MFD).

This communicates vehicle behaviour in the different modes. It includes an Eco gauge and Shift-up indicator (manual-only).

The dial of the Eco gauge stays in the green zone when fuel consumption is low, for the benefit of economy-minded drivers. Higher fuel consumption is indicated by the dial heading into the yellow zone.

The MFD shows comprehensive information about the power characteristics of the chosen mode via a simplified torque curve.

Internal testing by Fuji Heavy Industries, the maker of Subaru vehicles, indicates a vehicle driven in the Intelligent mode can record up to 10 per cent more range.


Subtle exterior refinements to Outback include re-profiled light clusters, grille, bumpers, front guards, wing mirrors and new design alloy wheels.

State-of-the art High Intensity Discharge (HID) self-levelling headlights are introduced on all 3.0 litre Outbacks, featuring both high and low beam Bi-Xenon.

Every Outback model has distinctive 17-inch alloy wheel patterns.

Wing mirror design is refined to further reduce wind resistance and enhance visibility of the in-built turn indicator.

New colours to the range are:

  • Newport blue pearl
  • Satin white pearl
  • Diamond grey metallic


Outback’s dashboard, centre console and steering wheel are revised to produce an integrated and a wholly contemporary look.

Instrument clusters of 3.0 litre variants feature a vast array of information in the multi-function display, including SI-Drive visuals, odometer, time, range, outside temperature, fuel consumption and open door warnings.

Attention to detail includes speedometer increments changed from five to two kilometres, for easier visual recognition.

All Outbacks have steering wheel mounted cruise control buttons.

The 3.0 litre variants add steering wheel audio and SI-Drive Sport # mode controls, plus an “Information call-up” or I button. This can switch between six different information screens, using adjoining up or down arrow buttons to display:

  • Odometer and trip meter
  • Actual and average fuel consumption
  • Outside temperature and continuous running time
  • Drivable distance until refuel
  • Current time (if vehicle is SatNav equipped)
  • SI-Drive screen with graph

If a warning screen is displayed, the driver should press the I button to identify the nature of the warning, such as door open or low temperature.

The 3.0 litre models also gain Sportshift steering column “paddles” plus illuminated centre console cup holders.

Outback 2.5i Premium and 3.0R models have tinted rear windows (side and back).

Telescopic steering wheels, with 40 millimetres of travel, are new to all Outbacks.

The 3.0 litre Outbacks add dual zone air conditioning, rear seat ventilation and a rear centre armrest with dual cup-holders.

Outback 2.5i Premium and 3.0R Premium also get a power driver’s seat with dual memory function.

The premium McIntosh audio system, which is an option together with satellite navigation in Outback 3.0R Premium, is further enhanced with the addition of a 70 mm dashboard centre speaker, taking the speaker count to 14.

Audio systems get new facias, while six-stack MP3-compatible CD changers are now standard across the range.

The gearshift surround features a new circular design, while ashtrays are eliminated from all Outbacks in line with customer feedback.

Cloth and leather trim patterns are revised in line with Outback’s refined appearance.

The cargo area has a reversible dual surface - one side carpet, the other easily washable polypropylene - for added practicality and ease of cleaning.


Outback 3.0Rs feature Subaru’s Active Valve Control System (AVCS) and Variable Valve Lift, ensuring optimum power and torque output, complemented by optimum fuel consumption and low exhaust emissions.

The 3.0 litre Outback torque is improved at low revolutions, for refined pulling power. Torque is up 4.0 per cent between 1,200 and 1,600 rpm and up 3.0 per cent between 2,000 and 2,800 rpm.

Emissions are improved on 3.0 litre engines through changes to the camshaft profile, aiding combustion efficiency.


In 3.0 litre Outbacks, smoother downshift is achieved by the introduction of “blipping” control. This optimises engine and transmission synchronisation via the Transmission Control Unit.

Gear ratios

2.5i man 2.5i auto 3.0R auto
First 3.454 2.785 3.54
Second 2.062 1.545 2.264
Third 1.448 1 1.471
Fourth 1.088 0.694 1
Fifth 0.825 - 0.834
Sixth - - -
Reverse 3.333 2.272 2.37
Final reduction ratio 4.111 4.444 3.272


All MY07 Outbacks maintain an independent five-star ANCAP crashworthiness rating for occupant safety.

Brake Assist is introduced in all Outbacks. The ECU detects panic braking and automatically applies optimum force by assisting driver operation in a linear fashion, in minimal time.

Body rigidity on all Outbacks is enhanced by the addition of a reinforced engine bay strut tower, a larger firewall corner panel and reinforcement of the sill at the A-pillar base. These measures also reduce NVH.

Every Outback has dual front and side airbags, while 2.5i Premium and 3.0R Premium variants add curtain airbags.


All Outbacks are equipped with the latest advanced engine immobilisers and DataDot theft protection.

For added security, all models have only one barrel lock, located in the driver’s door.

New Outback model specifications at a glance:

Outback 2.5I


  • ABS anti-lock brakes with four-wheel discs and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Automatic transmission lock-out - need foot on brake, key in ignition “on” position, to release lever
  • Brake Assist
  • Cargo area reversible dual surface for ease of cleaning
  • Child seat anchor points including ISO FIX
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side airbags
  • Front seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters. Double pretensioners on driver’s seatbelt
  • Rear door child lock
  • Seatbelt indicator lights – all seats
  • Side intrusion bars
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
  • Three-point A/ELR rear centre seatbelt


  • Adjustable steering column
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Cloth trim
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo security blind
  • Cruise control
  • Cup holders
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Immobiliser security system
  • Leather gear shift, park brake handle
  • Map lights (2)
  • Leather steering wheel with cruise control buttons
  • MP3 and WMA compatible audio system
  • Multi-function trip computer
  • Power steering, mirrors and windows
  • Telescopic steering wheel with 40 millimetres of travel
  • Two remote central locking keys
  • Rear illumination instrument display
  • Remote central locking
  • Remote fuel lid release
  • Seatback storage nets
  • Six-stacker in-dash CD player with six speakers
  • Sportshift four-speed automatic transmission option
  • Sports seats
  • Vanity mirror
  • 60/40 split/fold rear seat


  • 17-inch alloy wheels – full size alloy spare
  • Alloy-finish grille
  • Colour-coded mirrors and door handles
  • Headlights auto off
  • Rear roof spoiler
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof rails

Other features

  • Auto unlock tailgate
  • DataDot security technology
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Three-year unlimited kilometre warranty
  • Dual exhaust system
  • Fog lamps – front
  • 2.5 litre SOHC horizontally opposed boxer engine 121 kW/5,600 rpm, 226 Nm/4400 rpm

Outback 2.5i Premium adds: Safety

  • Curtain airbags


  • Eight-way adjustable power driver’s seat with dual memory function
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather trim


  • Rear window tint (side and back)
  • Self-levelling suspension

Optional on manual variant:
Satellite navigation

Optional on Sportshift automatic variant:
Satellite navigation with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)

Outback 3.0R (Sportshift automatic-only). Does not include curtain airbags, electric sunroof or power driver’s seat with dual memory function, but adds to 2.5 Premium specification:

  • 3.0 litre DOHC engine producing 180 kW/6,600 rpm, 297 Nm/4,200 rpm.
  • Five-speed Sportshift automatic transmission


  • Alcantara trim
  • Centre rear armrest cup holders
  • Dual zone air conditioning
  • Rear seat ventilation
  • SI-Drive
  • Sportshift steering column “paddles,” steering wheel Sport #, Information and audio controls


  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) self-levelling high and low beam Bi-Xenon headlights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels – full size alloy spare

Outback 3.0R Premium (adds to 3.0R specification):


  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather trim
  • Power driver’s seat with dual memory function


  • Curtain airbags
  • VDC – Vehicle Dynamics Control

Optional: Satellite navigation with McIntosh premium 14-speaker sound system including 70 mm dashboard centre speaker

Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07
Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07

Outback MY07 pricing
These are retail recommended prices and do not include dealer and statutory charges.
Outback 2.5i manual $36,990 (-$1000 or -2.62 %)
Outback 2.5i automatic $38,990 (-$1500 or -3.7 %)
Outback 2.5i Premium manual $42,490 (-$1500 or –3.4 %)
Outback 2.5i Premium automatic $44,490 (-$2000 or –4.3 %)
Outback 3.0R automatic $46,990 (+$500 or +1.07 %)
Outback 3.0R Premium automatic $52,990 (-$500 or – 0.9 %)
Satellite navigation (2.5i Premium manual): $2,990
VDC and SatNav (2.5i Premium Sportshift): $3,490
McIntosh sound system and Satellite Navigation (3.0R Premium): $4,490

Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07
Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07

MY07 Outback highlights

  • Contemporary new look for all Outbacks
  • SI-Drive optimises driving fun and efficiency on 3.0 litre Outbacks
  • Specification enhanced, pricing reduced up to 4.3 per cent on some models - 3.0R up just 1.07 per cent
  • HID self-levelling high and low-beam Bi-Xenon headlights on 3.0 litre variants
  • Telescopic steering wheel with 40 mm travel
  • Power driver’s seat with memory function and dual zone air conditioning and rear air vents for range-topping Outbacks
  • Steering column Sportshift paddle controls on 3.0 litre versions, plus audio, cruise, Information and SI-Drive buttons.
  • Cruise controls on all Outback steering wheels
  • Interior refinements across the range – revised dashboard, centre console and steering wheel
  • Power driver’s seat with dual memory function on 2.5i Premium and 3.0 litre cars
  • Six-stacker in-dash CD across the range
  • New alloy wheel patterns on all Outbacks
  • Brake Assist for all Outbacks
  • 3.0 litre Outback torque improved at low revs for refined pulling power
  • Smoother downshift in Sportshift 3.0 litre Outbacks via introduction of “blipping” control
  • All MY07 Outbacks have a five-star ANCAP crashworthiness rating for occupant safety

Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07
Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07

Outback MY07 engine specifications
Outback 2.5i naturally aspirated: -
Type Horizontally opposed
Cylinders Four
Displacement 2,457 cc
Bore x stroke 99.5 mm x 79.0 mm
Compression ratio 10
Cam-train system SOHC
Fuel system Multi Point Sequential Injection
Maximum power 121 kW/5,600 rpm
Maximum torque 226 Nm/4,400 rpm
Liberty 3.0R naturally aspirated: -
Type Horizontally opposed
Cylinders Six
Displacement 3,000 cc
Bore x stroke 89.2 x 80.0
Compression ratio 10.7
Cam-train system DOHC
Fuel system Multi Point Sequential Injection
Maximum power 180 kW/6,600 rpm
Maximum torque 297 Nm/4,200 rpm

Outback dimensions
Overall length mm 4,730
Overall width mm 1,770
Overall height mm 1,545
Wheelbase mm 2,670
Tread – front mm 1,495
Tread – rear mm 1,485
Min. ground clearance mm 200
Unladen mass kg


2.5i manual – 1,430
2.5i auto – 1,440
3.0R auto – 1,540
3.0R premium - 1,540
Fuel consumption (L/100km):
Combined -
2.5i manual – 9.5
2.5i auto – 9.7
3.0R auto – 11.1
Fuel tank capacity 64 litres
Minimum fuel requirement -
3.0R: 95 RON
2.5i: 90 RON
Steering Engine speed sensitive power assisted rack and pinion
Turning circle 10.8 metres, curb to curb
Front Coil MacPherson strut-type
Rear Coil multi-link type
Front Vacuum assisted ventilated discs
Rear Discs
Tyres 215/55R17 93H
Towing capacity kg:
With/without brakes 2.5i manual – 1,500/750
2.5i auto – 1,500/750
3.0R auto – 1,800/750

Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07
Subaru Outback 3.0R - MY07

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