With its low centre of gravity , the SUBARU BOXER ® engine helps to enhance performance and handling . And with the Outback , you have two options . The direct-injection SUBARU BOXER ® engine delivers capable performance with 182 hp . For more power with efficiency , the Outback XT and Outback Wilderness feature a 260-hp direct-injection turbocharged SUBARU BOXER ® engine with 277 lb-ft of torque . Either way , you use only the fuel you need , as standard Auto Start Stop can shut off the engine when idling in traffic to save fuel .