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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
2 hours ago

2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R, auto, well maintained, $6999

  • 256000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R Very hard to find now. H6, auto, clean and tidy, drives great, well maintained by the previous owner both mechanically and cosmetically, presenting well for age and KM's. Great great car. $6999 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. All our pre-owned vehicles come with a full mechanical inspec

$6,999
Wollongong, NSW

Dealer used
01/12/2021

2011 Subaru Outback MY11 3.6R Premium 5 Speed Auto Elec Sportshift Wagon

  • 161793 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

*3YR UNLIMITED KM WARRANTY & 12 MTHS ROADSIDE ASSIST* LOCATED AT TUGGERAH ON THE CENTRAL COAST; Check out this super tidy 2011 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.6R PREMIUM awesome to drive with it's very smooth 5 speed automatic gearbox and powerful 3.6L PETROL MOTOR with 161,000kms!!!!!!!!!!!! with ice cold air conditioning, power steering, steering wheel control's, power window's front and rear, power mirror's, leather seat's, SAT NAV, REVERSING CAMERA, MOBILE PHONE CONNECTIVITY, TOW BAR, SUN ROOF, MASSIVE BO

$16,990
Tuggerah, NSW

Dealer used
23/11/2021

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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.