Subaru Outback Used Car Buying Guide: 2003
For 2003, the front-end styling was reworked, along with the front suspension. The modifications to the suspension system were intended to reduce body roll and brake dive. By 2003, there were seven variations of the Outback between the Sedans and Wagons. These were the Base Wagon, a Limited Sedan and Wagon, an H6-3.0 Sedan, an H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition Wagon, and an H6-3.0 VDC Sedan or Wagon.
The Base and Limited models included air conditioning, a six-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats and side mirrors, cruise control, a CD player, and keyless entry. The Limited models also got dual power moonroofs on the wagon (but just one on the sedan), in addition to upgraded audio systems and leather upholstery.
The H6 models came with automatic climate control featuring air filtration systems, eight-way power driver’s seats and woodgrain-pattered trim. As before, the L.L. Bean Edition bought special leather trim and a three-year scheduled maintenance package.
Both the VDC Sedan and Wagon came with Subaru's stability control system, called Vehicle Dynamics Control, as well as the outstanding McIntosh audio system.