2008 Subaru Outback Values

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2008 model year changes

For 2008, the Subaru Legacy Outback sedan has been dropped from the lineup. Otherwise, the Outback wagons get a modest redesign in front and back, along with some interior appearance and equipment changes. From the outside, there's a new grille with chrome crossbars, along with new front and rear fascias, new headlights and taillights, and a redesigned hood and fenders to give a more rugged look. XT and six-cylinder models receive new wheels and unique fog lights. Inside, the instrument panel has been redesigned and interior fabrics have been revamped, a telescopic adjustment for the steering has been added, and a new integrated key and remote entry unit is standard. Electromechanical gauges are now standard on all turbo and six-cylinder models. On top models, a redesigned steering wheel now offers integral audio controls, cruise control, and SI-Drive controls. Availability of the VDC electronic stability control system has been expanded.

Competitive comparison

Rough-road, all-weather capability; confident handling; roomy interior.

Special features for 2008

The 2008 Subaru Legacy Outback is virtually the same vehicle as the Legacy wagon, but with a heavy-duty suspension, higher ground clearance for rough roads and deep snow, plus protective cladding and rugged styling cues. The Outback remains a compelling alternative to most sport-utility vehicles, with a low center of mass for safer handling and better maneuverability, while the interior is quite spacious and flexible to suit a small family.