For the 2008 Outback, Subaru drops the sedan, adds a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, upgrades the instrument panel, and updates the front and rear ends. Now the Subaru Outback comes only as a mid-size wagon with increased ground clearance and standard AWD. Subaru offers no less than 7 trims: base, 2.5i, 2.5i LL Bean, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Limited LL Bean, XT Limited, and 3.0 R LL Bean. The 2.5i trims are powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque. Base and 2.5i trims come with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. 2.5i Limited and LL Bean trims have an automatic transmission only. The Outback XT Limited has a turbo-charged version of the 2.5L engine with 243 hp and 241 lb-ft of torque, available with 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. The luxury 3.0 R LL Bean features a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine with 245 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque.