100 Cars That Changed History

tn_92-1st_Subaru_Outback_--_10-12-20111st Subaru Outback — 10-12-2011” by IFCAR – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.


92. Subaru Outback 1994-present Japan

The Outback is a station wagon on steroids produced by the Japanese manufacturer Fuji Heavy Industries, beginning in 1994. The Outback name was used on two lines, though we have already discussed the Impreza line in the previous entry. The other line was the Legacy line, which produced mid-sized sedans and station wagons. The Outback was a second generation Legacy station wagon with the suspension jacked up and side body cladding added. The beefed up, higher off the ground station wagon was sold as a Legacy Outback everywhere except Australia, where the shortened name Subaru Outback was first used. Now the Outback serves as the station wagon variant for the Legacy line, Legacy’s being made as sedans only. The Outback not only made station wagons cool, its high suspension, all-wheel drive, and low center of gravity made it versatile and fun. It’s a station wagon men can own.


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