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SUBARU LIBERTY Used Car Review

Subaru's medium car is known as the Legacy around the world but was changed to Liberty for Australia to avoid a clash with a local charity dedicated to caring for the families of war veterans. In 1989, the Liberty arrived to help transition Subaru from a brand more renowned for leftfield all-wheel-drive vehicles into a mainstream player. There were sedan and wagon versions, though the latter was abandoned for the current generation introduced in 2015 - leaving that showroom job to the Liberty's higher-riding, body-cladded twin, the Outback.

Pros

Cons

  • Price-equipment ratio makes strong value case
  • Enlarged cabin space of 5th-generation model (2009) onwards
  • All-wheel-drive traction, competent handling
  • Brand's reputation for reliability and build quality
  • Imperfect ride quality
  • Driver appeal reduced since 2003-2009 Mark 4
  • Expensive, overly frequent servicing
  • Six-cylinder's fuel efficiency below average
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2005 Subaru Liberty 3.0R-Spec B 6-speed Manual Wagon 4d

$10,999Negotiable
Moonee Ponds, VIC

23/05/2022

Top2007 Subaru Liberty MY07 2.5I Silver 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 178729 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2007 Subaru Liberty MY07 2.5I Silver 5 Speed Manual Sedan

$7,999Drive Away^
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
23/05/2022

Top2016 Subaru Liberty B6 MY16 2.5i CVT AWD Premium Silver, Chrome 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 59623 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

**TOP OF THE RANGE**ONE OWNER**FULL SERVICE HISTORY**FULL LEATHER TRIM**SUN ROOF**SATELITE NAVIGATION**KEYLESS ENTRY**PUSH BUTTON START**REVERSE CAMERA**ALLOY WHEELS**DONT MISS OUT BOOK YOUR TEST DRIVE TODAY!! TRADE-INS are our specialty and we pay TOP DOLLAR! We are the No#1 WA Subaru Dealership, we are located 8 mins North from the CBD with a customer focused, AWARD-WINNING SALES TEAM! We are friendly and professional so feel at peace buying from WA's TOP Subaru Dealer as all

$24,999
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
23/05/2022

Top2015 Subaru Liberty B6 MY15 2.5i CVT AWD Premium Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 203994 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Why pay more? If you are looking for Adelaide?s largest selection of Quality cheap cars look no further. We have hundreds of Roadworthy cars starting from just $1,987 all undercover in 1 location! We can bring the car to your home/office or help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! As Australia?s fastest-growing branded used car superstore network, and part of the nation's largest motoring group, we know everyth

$16,458
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
23/05/2022

Top2011 Subaru Liberty EXIGA PREMIUM 2.5 Auto 7 Seat Wagon 36 months Warranty

  • 153818 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Here is a Stunning Liberty Exiga 7 seater that is just a great car to drive and this one comes with a 36 Months Warranty , it’s no ordinary family wagon . This is an all wheel drive so it’s very safe to drive and has the added bonus of being a spacious 7 seat family wagon that just looks so great with a sporty Design .its got its books and the car is in very good condition and it just drives so nicely. Its a car that handles like a sports car with its Symmetrical AWD drive train and it’s very s

$11,900Drive Away^
Leumeah, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2014 Subaru Liberty B6 MY15 2.5i CVT AWD Premium Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 88101 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in

$21,748
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
23/05/2022

2002 Subaru Liberty Gx (awd) 5 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 312557 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2002 Subaru Liberty Manual transmission Registered Needs new clutch New Tyres Mags Towbar EJ25 Motor Interior in excellent condition Body needs a clean up Aftermarket stereo $2250 ONO Call Mark Ph: Gumtree messages won’t be responded to

$2,250Negotiable
Sorell, TAS

7 minutes ago

2007 Subaru Liberty B4 MY08 Premium AWD Grey 4 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 222415 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

We have over 300 good quality cars at unbeatable prices, Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Sunroof , Hatch or Sedan,Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 All cars are workshop tested, and optional parts and labor warranties are available . Trade-ins are welcome and we pay top dollars for them, and for interstate buyers transport can be arranged .Finance can be arrange at best rates for all customers. We are located in Western Sydney. Call us today for the best deal 02 9625 8

$9,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
37 minutes ago

2005 Subaru Liberty B4 MY05 Luxury Series AWD Silver 4 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 187949 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*** AUTOMATIC *** LUXURY *** LEATHER INTERIOR *** SUNROOF *** DRIVES A TREAT *** GREAT FIRST CAR *** 4 CYLINDER *** GRAB AN AWESOME DEAL TODAY *** ** SERVICE HISTORY ** ALL OUR CARS COME WITH WARRANTY ** UNBEATABLE VALUE ** THIS PRICE IS DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY! ** EASY FINANCE AVAILABLE! ** ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME! ** WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU! ** ALL our prices include registration, RWC, stamp duty and transfer fee. We have more than 150+ vehicles starting from $4999 for you t

$7,999Drive Away^
Rocklea, QLD

Dealer used
37 minutes ago

2020 Subaru Liberty B6 MY20 2.5i CVT AWD Premium Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 22401 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

We have over 300 good quality cars at unbeatable prices, Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Sunroof , Hatch or Sedan,Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 All cars are workshop tested, and optional parts and labor warranties are available . Trade-ins are welcome and we pay top dollars for them, and for interstate buyers transport can be arranged .Finance can be arrange at best rates for all customers. We are located in Western Sydney. Call us today for the best deal 02 9625 8

$38,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
52 minutes ago

2002 Subaru liberty B4 twin turbo registered

  • 340000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

PLEASE NO EMAILS NO GUMTREE MESSAGE AS THEY WILL BE IGNORED DON'T EMAIL thanks For sale 2002 Subaru liberty B4 twin turbo 340000km drives and run's pretty strong Just serviced engine and transmission Good tyres everything is factory besides the stereo system and wheels does need new paint other than that Everything works as it should $4500 negotiable Coffs Harbour

$4,500Negotiable
Sawtell, NSW

2 hours ago

2006 Subaru Liberty B4 MY06 3.0R AWD White 5 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 275907 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.0L

Subaru Liberty Sedan, All Wheel Drive, 3.0 Litre Engine, Excellent Condition Throughout, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows, Alloy Wheels, Multiple Air Bags, ABS Brakes, September 2022 Registration, Fabulous Value with Current Roadworthy Certificate, and All Government and Statutory Fees Included in our Drive Away Price. Conveniently Located 35km's South-East of Melbourne 800 Metres from Kananook Station. If you enquire on this vehicle an ema

$7,990Drive Away^
Seaford, VIC

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Subaru Liberty B6 MY16 2.5i CVT AWD Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 91986 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

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. 2016 Subaru Liberty AWD Sedan!! Economical 2.5L 4cyl engine with a smooth automatic transmission with paddle shift. Features include lane departure warning, blind spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, handsfree bluetooth, dual zone climate control, leather accented trim, sunroof, satellite

$24,990
Adelaide CBD, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2013 Subaru Liberty MY14 2.5I White Continuous Variable Sedan

  • 134575 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

**** WOW **** HAVE A LOOK AT THIS **** **** 1 OWNER **** FULL HISTORY **** **** GREAT VALUE FAMILY MOTORING **** * LEATHER TRIM * ELEC SEAT WITH MEMORY * * NAVIGATION * CRUISE CONTROL * * DUAL ZONE CLIMATE AIR * BLUETOOTH * * REAR CAMERA * ALLOY WHEELS * * WEATHERSHIELDS * BONNET PROTECTOR * * TINTED WINDOWS * FLOOR MATS * * TOO MANY QUALITY FEATURES TO LIST * * WORKSHOP TESTED AND APPROVED * * TEST DRIVES AND TRADE-INS WELCOME * * DRIVE AWAY FINANCE AVAILABLE * * THIS VEHICLE TIC

$16,888
Windsor, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

Subaru Liberty 2009 Premium Model Auto

  • 166000 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Subaru Liberty 2009 Premium Model - Automatic 166kms No accidents or hail damage Good Condition Luxury Features Service history Please message with any questions, serious enquires only.

$10,990Negotiable
Adelaide CBD, SA

2 hours ago

Subaru liberty wagon 2000 model

  • 313705 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Selling Subaru liberty 2000 model Needs fuel pump and battery needs charging 313705 kms Rego till 22/06/2022 $800

$800
Narara, NSW

2 hours ago

2015 subaru library

  • 52800 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Up for sale Subaru Liberty 2.5i premium MY16 2015 Low kms 52800 done on clock It's Victoria register and register expire November 2022 smooth drive very clean outside and inside and alot of futures and for more information please give a call on And the reason I'm sale I wanna buy 4 wheel drive Only serious buyer thanks

$23,250
Inglewood, WA

2 hours ago

2011 Subaru Liberty B5 MY12 2.5i Lineartronic AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 367857 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Books & service history | Presents well in Satin Pearl White duco this Subaru Liberty 2.5i wagon is complimented by a tidy interior, rear privacy glass and alloy wheels. The AWD comes with Books & FULL SUBARU service history. Other features of the 6 speed AUTO wagon include: Bluetooth Multi function steering wheel Multi function control screen Climate control Cruise Control Curtain airbags Traction control Fog Lamps Comparative to a SUBARU XV or Mitsubishi ASX, we welcome your enquiry. NB

$9,980
Mount Gambier, SA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 Subaru Liberty B6 MY18 2.5i CVT AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 123335 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

This Subaru Liberty would make the perfect first car or learner car. Automatic transmission makes driving a breeze while the tow bar means you'll have no trouble getting things where they need to go. If you think it might be the one for you, come and see us today! We are Tasmania's largest and most reputable automotive dealer; stocking one of the largest ranges of vehicles throughout Australia. We have a variety of competitive finance and warranty options available and have an after sales team

$29,990
Launceston, TAS

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2010 Subaru Liberty B5 MY10 2.5i Lineartronic AWD Premium Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 142864 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2010 Subaru Liberty 5GEN 2.5i Premium Sedan 4dr Lineartronic 6sp AWD [MY10]. All our Vehicles are 100 Point Safety checked - for your peace of mind. Our commitment to you: We only sell vehicles that meet our high standards - You can rest easy knowing this vehicle has Clear Title , and meets all national PPSR requirements making the buying experience easier for you. We are proud of our exceptionally high 4.8 client rating average. We want your business - and go the extra yard every day. Trade

$14,490Drive Away^
Caloundra West, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2012 Subaru Liberty MY12 Exiga Premium Silver Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 108100 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Thank you for viewing this vehicle. We are LOCATED in Newcastle in the suburb of NEW LAMBTON 100 meters from West Leagues Club at 223 Lambton Rd New Lambton. Our Contact number is ******8599. 2012 Subaru Liberty EXIGA Automatic LUXURY Wagon 6 Seater with Full Leather, Climate Airconditioning, Power Siteering, Power Windows, ABS Brakes, Cruise Control, Dual Front and Side Airbags, Window Tint, Reverse Camera, Factory GPS/SAT Navigation, Full Log Book Services Serviced By Subaru and it is i

$13,990
New Lambton, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Subaru Liberty B6 MY15 2.5i CVT AWD Blue 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 88198 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

>>>JUST 10 MINUTES FROM THE CBD WITH OVER 250 QUALITY USED VEHICLES IN STOCK>>> JUST ARRIVED >>>>THIS WON'T LAST LONG SO BE QUICK OR MISS OUT !!! We're located just 10mins north of the CBD, All vehicles are Safety Checked AND we can arrange delivery to anywhere in Australia. Finance & insurance packages can also be catered to your needs. ENQUIRE NOW!

$20,998
Morley, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2015 Subaru Liberty B6 MY15 3.6R CVT AWD Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 59986 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.6L

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in

$25,958
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2003 Subaru Liberty GX (AWD) Manual Sport /🎁Rwc✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️167000kms🏁

  • 167000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

🎁RWC✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️ Finance Available/ Trade ins Welcome 🙏 ✔️🎁 ••04/2003 Subaru Liberty GX AWD Manual sport Sedan Silver🏁😊 ✔️ •Reliable// looks Great// Very Clean// Drives great/ ✅Odometer: 167xxx kms/ Log book/ Serviced already/ ✅ Alloy wheels/ ABS/ Freezing 🥶 air con/ Central Locking/ clean/ CD/Cruise Control/ ✅RWC Safety Certificate; Yes ✅Registration: yes ✅Mechanically Exellent ✅4 Cylinder//2. L petrol // ✅Transmission; manual AWD ✅Tyres; Almost New// ✅Power steer

$6,999
Archerfield, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2009 Subaru Liberty MY09 GT Grey 5 Speed Auto Elec Sportshift Sedan

  • 321987 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Subaru Liberty GT Premium AWD 2.5L turbo, performance enhanced by MRT 6 speed manual, full leather interior, sunroof, climate control air conditioning, satillite navigation, tow bar, long registration, service history, 1 owner from new, country vehicle. See phauto.com.au for more details. Call and make your enquiry today.Speak to our Finance department about our great finance offers. The best in the north west 30 minutes from the Harbour Bridge.

$11,990
Thornleigh, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2006 Subaru Liberty 2.0R Auto Wagon /🎁Rwc✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️

  • 216000 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

🎁RWC✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️ Finance Available/ Trade ins Welcome 🙏 ✔️🎁 •• 01/2006 Subaru Liberty Auto Wagon 😊 ✔️ •Reliable// looks Great// Very Clean// Drives great/ ✅Odometer: 216xxx kms/ Log book/ Serviced already/ ✅ ABS/ Freezing 🥶 air con/ Central Locking/ clean/ CD/ Alloy Wheels/ ✅RWC Safety Certificate; Yes ✅Registration: yes ✅Mechanically Exellent ✅4 Cylinder//2.L petrol // ✅Transmission; auto ✅Tyres; Almost New// ✅Power steering//Power Mirrors// power windows/ ✅ Clear

$7,250
Archerfield, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2007 Subaru Liberty MY07 2.5I Grey 4 Speed Auto Elec Sportshift Wagon

  • 246221 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

WHAT ARE AMAZING WAGON VERY GOOD CONDITION DRIVES BEAUTIFUL 4CLY 2.5CLY AUTO P/S A/C CRUISE CONTROL FOG LIGHTS SUNROOF LOTS OF EXTRAS SERVICE BOOKS COMES WITH RWC 20 MINS FROM THE WESTGATE BRIDGE

$7,998
Werribee, VIC

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Subaru Liberty B6 MY16 2.5i CVT AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 44128 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport L550 TD4 150 HSE - Bluetooth connectivity - Lane departure warning - Reverse camera - Adaptive cruise control - Selectable drive modes - Steering paddle shifters - Climate control - Full Service History - Alloy Wheels JUST 20 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT - HEAD NORTH TO THE END OF THE RING ROAD! Buy with confidence! Get in touch with us now! BRAND NEW Northern Motor Group state of the art, award-winning dealership, multi-franchise, with 7 brands under its roof.

$28,665Drive Away^
Bundoora, VIC

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2015 Subaru Liberty MY15 2.5I Premium Silver Continuous Variable Sedan

  • 80159 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

***If it's still advertised then it's still available*** Located 5 minutes from Hawkesbury RAAF Base NSW 2753. 2015 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium, Full Leather trim with electric front seats, Sunroof, GPS, full service history, Cruise, 18" Alloys, Climate Control, ABS, Lane Change Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Airbags, Traction Control, Heated Front Seats, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, any inspection welcome, finance available TAP, trades welcome, will not disap

$24,980
Richmond, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

SUBARU LIBERTY WAGON SUPER RELIABLE

  • 307000 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

If you are looking for a reliable trustworthy and super bargain, look no further. This car will give you many more years of service, it's great to drive (have driven to central coast NSW on 4 occasions with ease), handles great, sounds great, has a new water pump and timing belt, new battery, tow bar, tyres 80%, sports exhaust, roof racks and driving lights and there is no rust as body is aluminium. My last outing produced a crack in windscreen from a quarry truck and there is only 1 month on r

$2,200Negotiable
Pomona, QLD

6 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Subaru Liberty an average rating of 7.7 out of 10 with 36 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

Overview of the Subaru Liberty

Overview of the Subaru Liberty

Subaru's medium car is known as the Legacy around the world but was changed to Liberty for Australia to avoid a clash with a local charity dedicated to caring for the families of war veterans.

In 1989, the Liberty arrived to help transition Subaru from a brand more renowned for leftfield all-wheel-drive vehicles into a mainstream player.

There were sedan and wagon versions, though the latter was abandoned for the current generation introduced in 2015 - leaving that showroom job to the Liberty's higher-riding, body-cladded twin, the Outback.

SUBARU LIBERTY GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2003-2009

2009-2014

2015 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (2015 onwards)

2.5L 4-cylinder: 7.3 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 LIBERTY

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: SUBARU LIBERTY (2009-2014)

The four-cylinder engine uses a timing belt (a pair of them actually) that need changing every 125,000km. That's a longer interval than most car makers recommend, and it means they can be overlooked. Check the service history to see if this has been carried out as it's critical maintenance and a snapped belt means goodbye engine.

While your head is in the service record, make sure there have been no skipped services. Subaru engines are strong but won't tolerate dirty oil which clogs them up and destroys them.

A good check is to start the engine first thing in the morning and listen for a ticking noise from the engine's valve gear. If it is present, the engine has already been damaged and we'd look at a different car.

The good news is that the Subaru engine is so well built that the normal practice of replacing the water pump, pulleys and idlers every time you replace the timing belts is probably overkill in a Subaru engine. Every second time should be plenty.