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SUBARU OUTBACK Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • SUV-rivalling ground clearance aids off-roading
  • Superb ride on rough, loose surfaces
  • Bountiful cabin space since 2009 model
  • Diesel option added to 4cyl and 6cyl petrol engines in 2009
  • On-road manners not quite as good as some rivals
  • Higher-than-average servicing costs
  • Diesel's turbo lag; 2.5i's so-so performance; 3.6R's thirst
  • Stability control can be over-eager on loose surfaces
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2018 Subaru Outback MY18 3.6R AWD Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 70566 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R AWD Wagon Top of the range Automatic One owner Service books with history 2 x Smart keys Leather seats Satellite navigation Subaru Eye Sight Assist Safety Power Tail gate $39,990. Taree Subaru is a family owned New & Used Car Dealer; we are located on the Mid North Coast of NSW 2hrs North of Newcastle. We can deliver to most places in Australia at a small additional expense if required, Trade-in valuation are welcomed & Flexible finance packages avail

$39,990
Taree, NSW

Dealer used
54 minutes ago

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, auto, $10999 one year warranty.

  • 222000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD auto, full service history, clean and tidy, drives great, bluetooth system, reverse sensors, good tyres all around, well maintained by the previous owner both mechanically and cosmetically, presenting well for age and KM's. $10999 with one year warranty. Pls call Eric for more details. A true pleasure to drive under all circumstances, with a powerful yet fuel efficient engine, this car has been built to provide optimum levels of performance and handling

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Dealer used
59 minutes ago

2017 Subaru Outback B6A MY17 2.5i CVT AWD Premium 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 82253 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This car comes with a 7 day money back guarantee. If for any reason you?re not completely satisfied with this vehicle within 7 days of picking it up, you can return it to us for a full refund. T&Cs apply. PRESTINE 2017 Subaru Outback AWD Wagon!! Economical 2.5L 4cyl engine with a smooth automatic transmission. ONE owner with a FULL service history, makes car buying easy! Features include handsfree bluetooth, reverse camera, dual zone climate control, paddle shift, adaptive cruise control, lane

$34,990
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Dealer used
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2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, luxury, manual, low kilometers $8999 ( $8750)

  • 188000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD, luxury manual, low kilometers with full service history, clean and tidy, leather seats, tow ball, well maintained by the previous owner both mechanically and cosmetically. ***** left mirror cover a bit crack ***** $ 8999 with fixing or $ 8750 as it is. Pls call Eric for more details. A true pleasure to drive under all circumstances, with a powerful yet fuel efficient engine, this car has been built to provide optimum levels of performance and hand

$8,999
Wollongong, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD - AUTO - 5 YEAR WARRANTY

  • 149000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD - AUTO - 5 YEAR WARRANTY - DRIVES GREAT - TOWBAR - SERVICE BOOKS - ICY COLD AIRCON Sunshine Direct Autos. We are appointment only, please contact us to make a booking. We are located 45 minutes north of Brisbane and only 15 minutes from Sunshine Coast Airport. All our cars come with clear titles checks. Finance and extended Warranty are available for all cars. If interested for inspection, test drive or any enquiries please contact by phone or email at any time.

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$12,997
Sippy Downs, QLD

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2016 Subaru Outback MY15 2.0D Premium AWD Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 93765 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

** Privately Owned local to our Dealership with a Full Subaru service history ** ** Fuel consuption 6.3L/100KM ** ** EyeSight Driver Assist ** 1. 1. Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist technology is world-class and category-leading safety technology. With dual colour forward facing stereo cameras intelligently and discreetly placed on your windscreen, EyeSight Driver Assist scans the road ahead for unanticipated dangers. It's like having a second pair of eyes looking out for you. This advanced syste

$32,989
Melville, WA

Dealer used
16/01/2022

2003 Subaru Outback 2.5i PREMIUM AWD

  • 254441 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

All our cars are workshop tested with warranty options from 1-5 years covered nationwide with unlimited claims. Ask us about our tailor-made financing packages that works around our customers needs and could have you driving away with zero deposit. JPM Motors stock only Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles with a hassle free sales environment makes buying your next car a pleasant experience. Call now to arrange a test drive. Interested in finding out more about our financing packages please click on the

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$3,990
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
16/01/2022

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Overview of the Subaru Outback

Overview of the Subaru Outback

SUBARU OUTBACK GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2003-2009

2009-2014

2015 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 5.7 to 6.3 litres per 100km

2.5L 4-cylinder: 7.3 to 8.0 litres per 100km

3.6L 6-cylinder: 9.9 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO SUBARU OUTBACK

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: SUBARU OUTBACK (2009 TO 2014)

The main complaint by owners of this generation of Outback was a CVT transmission that was slow to select gears from Park.

After plenty of investigation, it seems the problem is the design of the transmission needing time to create hydraulic pressure to make the gear selection.

Subaru claimed at the time that the average delay between Park and Drive should be 1.5 seconds or less, but many owners reported that the lag was a lot longer than that.

Like other Subaru CVTs of the time, the solution was to take the car to a Subaru dealer and have the transmission reprogrammed. But again, according to owner feedback, the condition improved for a while before reverting to the way it had been before the fix.

The best advice is to drive any CVT in a mix of environments and conditions and decide for yourself whether you could live with the peculiarities of this type of transmission.

Beyond that, the head-gasket problems of previous Subarus were eradicated by this stage of the game, but check the service record is up to date and that the oil on the dipstick is clean and clear.