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Old 05-18-2020, 02:33 AM   #1
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Default How much did Outback Sport differ from Premium Wagon? Why was the Crosstrek born?

So there was this interesting post deep in the forums... and I found this thread.
https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157840


But it got me wondering, what exactly was different between the 2.5i Premium and the Outback Sport in the 3rd gen? Did it really warrant another model vs. just a trim?


I understand the marketing reason, like how the Outback and Outback Sport could be mixed up as trim upgrades... but then again, how much did the Crosstrek XV in '11 then change over the Outback Sport (over sweet ass wheels)?


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Old 05-18-2020, 07:49 AM   #2
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This is a good question I want to see what others have to say because I donít know much about the outback vs outback sport differences.

All I know is the crosstrek is super popular
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:03 PM   #3
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I only know what I got from cars101 - https://www.cars101.com/subaru/impre...tml#ob%20sport

I know there are some suspension tweaks too. But it would be nice to know what would need to be specifically changed on a 2.5i Premium to get to an Outback Sport... and then what more would need to change it into a Crosstrek XV.
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:45 PM   #4
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They are different body styles. Not sure what you mean to switch it over.

If you mean from the 4th gen Impreza to crosstrek itís not a whole lot.
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Old 05-19-2020, 03:37 PM   #5
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I have a 2008 Impreza Sport, seems to be exclusive trim to Canada.

It has:

5 doors
EJ253, 4EAT
285mm rear disc brakes
Rear diffuser, side skirts, spoiler
Fog lamps, Black head lights
Heated seats, mirrors, windshield
16" twelve spoke wheels
Thule Aeroblades (option?)

No two tone paint or "Outback" moniker like the US version. It's a sharp looking car for sure.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:34 AM   #6
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Good to know what the Impreza Sport is... I belive they are also available in Mexico.
Was wondering more so about the Impreza-based Ouback Sport, since I was hoping to mod/soup up to there from Premium...


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I have a 2008 Impreza Sport, seems to be exclusive trim to Canada.

It has:

5 doors
EJ253, 4EAT
285mm rear disc brakes
Rear diffuser, side skirts, spoiler
Fog lamps, Black head lights
Heated seats, mirrors, windshield
16" twelve spoke wheels
Thule Aeroblades (option?)

No two tone paint or "Outback" moniker like the US version. It's a sharp looking car for sure.
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