Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Nor Cal
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You would see companies Honda, Toyota, Mazda etc... adopt diesel in the US before Subaru. Like it has already been said, lack of (Mainstream) demand. People that buy sub $30K vehicles are Subaru's core market.
A diesel Outback in even the lowest trim would likely start around $30k stripped and pushing $40+K in full limited trim. I'm not even sure VW sells a loaded TDi they are typically stripped to keep the price point down.
I also don't see what the facination with diesel is here? I used to own an '05 Dodge Ram 2500 with Cummins diesel, it was nice, had lots of torque, avg'd 16 mpgs around town 18-20 on the highway. Truth be told I love my '11 gas Ford F-150 a lot more. It also gets 18-21 mpg's avg, is much faster around town, passing and getting on the highway. The only thing the dodge was better at was towing heavy loads of which I don't do any more.
So I'm curious how a diesel Outback would make that significant of a better car than the current 2.5i & 3.6R? I guess I would rather have the WRX motor in an Outback before I would want a complex diesel motor with a DPF and urea to add on top of that. I would trade my car in tommorow for a WRX- powered Outback just saying.
'13 Subaru Outback 2.5i, Limited SAP
'14 Toyota Tacoma, Double Cab, PreRunner