Subaru now offering WI-FI Connectivity for the 2011 outback

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

Subaru's 2011 Outback crossover SUV model now offers Wi-Fi connectivity, according to the carmaker's North American division. Around 10 users who are up to 150 feet in and around the vehicle are given Internet access via the new Subaru Mobile Internet system. Subaru Mobile Internet operates on the 3G network and works with all Wi-Fi enabled devices.

It gives a fully encrypted connection with download speeds that average 400kbps-1.2mbps. In addition, the Wi-Fi feature can be used even when the vehicle is moving.

According to a company statement, Subaru Mobile Internet enables users to check email, surf the web or listen to Internet radio and even stream video and post to social networking sites. Many users can use the Wi-Fi connection at the same time and for separate devices.

These include Wi-Fi capable laptop computers, netbooks, smart phones, game controllers, plus the new iPad and iPod Touch models. For an MSRP of $499, plus a $35 activation fee, the Wi-Fi service can be added as a port or dealer-installed accessory to any 2011 Subaru Outback.

Subaru requires the car owner to sign up for a one-year subscription at $29 per month. The first three months of service are free.

Autonet Mobile is considered as the first in-car Internet service provider in the world. This is the same provider that will allow Subaru Mobile Internet technology. This Wi-Fi service is available to the 2011 Subaru Outback as either a dealer-installed accessory or a port.

The MSRP for the service is estimated at $499 with an additional $35 as activation fee. A one-year subscription is needed at $29 per month though Subaru will offer the first three months on the Wi-Fi service for free.

An all-inclusive user support is built-in with the package and is provided through the customer services resources of Autonet and Subaru. Since the Subaru Mobile Internet is considered as Genuine Subaru Accessory, then it is part of the Subaru of America warranty.

The 2011 Subaru Outback has an MSRP at $22,995, and comes in the four-cylinder model and six-cylinder version. Compared to most two-row crossovers, the 2011 Outback is smart-sized as it has a mid-size interior in a wagon body with off-road capability and easy maneuverability. With the Lineartronic CVT, it carries a 29 mpg highway rating.

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Subaru Announces Mobile Wi-Fi Access Available for 2011 Outback

Subaru of America announced today that it is now offering Wi-Fi connectivity for the award-winning 2011 Outback crossover SUV model. The new Subaru Mobile Internet system creates a Wi-Fi hotspot inside the Outback giving internet access to 10 or more users for up to 150 feet around the vehicle.

The Subaru Outback redefined the SUV, and offering Wi-Fi connectivity further expands this versatile vehicle's capability. Operating on the 3G network and working with all Wi-Fi enabled devices, Subaru Mobile Internet provides users a safe, fully encrypted connection with download speeds averaging 400kbps-1.2mbps. This uninterrupted Wi-Fi capability is designed for passenger access while the Outback is in motion.

Subaru Mobile Internet easily allows users to check email, surf the web or listen to Internet radio and even stream video and post to social networking sites. Outback passengers can check weather and traffic, download hiking trails, and even reserve a campsite while they're on the road. Multiple passengers can simultaneously use the Wi-Fi connection for their separate devices, including Wi-Fi capable laptop computers, netbooks, smart phones, game controllers, plus the new iPad® and iPod® Touch models.

Subaru Mobile Internet technology is provided by Autonet Mobile, the world's first in-car Internet service provider. The Wi-Fi service can be added as a port or dealer-installed accessory to any 2011 Subaru Outback for an MSRP of $499, plus a $35 activation fee. A one-year subscription at $29 per month is required, and Subaru is including the first three months of service for free. Comprehensive user support is included through joint Subaru and Autonet Mobile customer service resources. Subaru Mobile Internet is a Genuine Subaru Accessory and is covered under the Subaru of America warranty.

Starting at an MSRP of $22,995, the 2011 Subaru Outback is offered in a wide range of four- and six-cylinder models. The Outback is smart-sized compared to other two-row crossover vehicles, featuring a mid-size interior in an easy-to-maneuver and off-road capable wagon body. Equipped with the Lineartronic™ CVT (continuously variable transmission), the 2011 Outback is rated at 29 MPG in highway driving.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel-efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit

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