Still Waiting for a Subaru Outback Hybrid?

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Still Waiting for a Subaru Hybrid?

As the proud owner of a Subaru Legacy Station and a 2002 Subaru Outback, I long awaited a Subaru hybrid. In fact, it was the first that came to my mind Toyota first introduced the in 2001. It just made to me that people who buy a Subaru the type to enjoy the outdoors and be would appreciate a hybrid a chimera of sorts, featuring the of a capable but streamlined SUV with the efficiency of a bicycle.

Even hybrid technology, the Subaru captures the functionality and style of an SUV sacrificing too much in the way of fuel The boxer four-cylinder engine is enough for the all-the-time all-wheel-drive but is also fuel-efficient, which me to think a hybrid engine be capable of doing the same especially considering the proven SUV models on the road today!

Given that Toyota 16.7% of Fuji Heavy (the parent company of it s amazing that a hybrid Outback hasn t already hit the Toyota is one of the leading innovators in the of hybrid technology and supplies to many auto manufacturers in the including Ford and Tesla.

The Subaru PZEV (Partial Emissions Vehicle) came in 2007, but this option on all certified Legacy, Outback, and models in the USA) does not fuel economy at all. It strips emissions from the tailpipe and engine as the car continues to run on gasoline without hybrid

PZEV is a nice feature, but it compare to a hybrid car that 50MPG. Driving a PZEV means drilling for twice as oil (which requires oil), that oil twice as far (on boats oil), filling cars as often (which releases and emissions and, again, oil) and spending twice as time standing at the pump it all in.

Note to the rest of the world . install vapor recovery like we ve had in California for the past

So what s the hold up with us a hybrid Outback? Customers wanted it for years! This comes up again and again my friends who work at REI and own Outbacks; the I carpool with 50 miles one way to go in Santa Cruz and the friends I 400 miles to meet for camping in Yosemite.

It takes a lot of gas but sometimes you the wagon’s extra space. We a hybrid Subaru Outback

In 2009 there was some about an electric Subaru and a Subaru prototype scheduled for in 2012. The prototypes feature a design with limited space and gull-wing doors DeLorean) to make it look Storage space, however, to be significantly less than an

It wasn t clear whether models would offer but that s such an integral of the Subaru legacy that I be surprised if they didn’t.

the small size of this challenges one of the key benefits of owning a station wagon. Why scale the car when most owners that extra space for and skiing and surfing? Doesn t just mean we ll have to on an ugly roof top cargo which will decrease the efficiency of the car?

The Ford Escape Hybrid and fuller-sized vehicles on the market are not down and still benefit hybrid drive systems. I m that the design of an Outback less drag than a sized SUV, and would get at 40MPG, which is better the Escape s 35MPG. We won’t for sure until it becomes a

So in conclusion: Subaru, when your all-wheel-drive wagon hit the and why is it taking so long?


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