Keeping our community safeCOVID-19 Safety Precautions
ADVERTISEMENT

Filter & Refine

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.
SubaruOutbackClear all

Top2019 Subaru Outback B6A MY19 2.0D CVT AWD White 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 59609 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

ADELAIDES LOWEST PRICES! 2019 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD wagon - turbo diesel - auto - automatic - white duco - bluetooth - reverse camera - dual zone climate control - alloys - service books - 1 owner. Finance available tap* **The active Takata airbag recall check has been completed on this vehicle for yor safety & peace of mind** Our team fully understand the importance of proper hygiene and are aware of the need to practice social distancing when presenting vehicles. The team are willing to tailor

$37,980
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2010 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 2.0D AWD White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 203791 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

This lush white 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD is exceptional value for money. Whether looking for the first car or in need of a dependable family SUV, this Outback ticks all the boxes! Fitted with nudge bar, spotlights and tow hitch. Take advantage of these awesome features at no extra cost to you! Optioned with dual zone climate, cruise control, power mirrors, power windows, 6 speaker stereo and so much more. Know there is dependability, safety and capability you can rely on! easyauto12

$12,575Drive Away^
Hendra, QLD

Dealer used
17/05/2022

Top2017 Subaru Outback B6A MY17 2.5i CVT AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 120242 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Very popular wagon with the powerful 2.5 litre boxer engine, six speed Tiptronic auto including paddle shift, satnav, adaptive cruise control, traction control, front side airbags, AWD traction, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, Bluetooth, alloy wheels, reverse camera plus more. 2x Keys w/Full Service History WE OFFER COMPETITIVE IN-HOUSE FINANCE & ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR USED CAR STOCK SO WILL PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR TRADES!! PRICED TO SELL SO DONT MISS THIS!!

$26,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
18/05/2022

Top2013 Subaru Outback MY13 2.0D AWD Grey Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 274000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

-2013 SUBARU OUTBACK WAGON -TURBO DIESEL -AWD ALL WHEEL DRIVE -4 CYLINDER 2.0 LITRE -AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION -FACTORY SAT NAV -POWER STEERING -AIR COND -AIRBAGS -CRUISE CONTROL -ALLOY WHEELS -CARGO LINER -ROOF RACKS -SERVICE BOOKS -TOWBAR -ELECTRIC BRAKE SETUP -TINTED WINDOWS -AND MANY MANY MORE OPTIONS -DRIVES AND HANDLES GREAT -RWC INCLUDED -REGO INCLUDED -WARRANTY INCLUDED -PRICED TO SELL -BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM AN APPROVED VACC DEALER -FINANCE AVAILABLE -EXTENDED WARRANTIES AN

$12,999
Brooklyn, VIC

Dealer used
18 hours ago

Top2009 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 3.6R AWD Premium Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 191593 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.6L

2009 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.6 R PREMIUM IN GOOD CONDITIONS. IT IS A 6 CYL , 3.6L ENGINE AND DONE 191xxx KM ON THE CLOCK. Welcome to Sunshine Autos. We have a huge range of premium quality cars from 5K onwards whether it is a Sedan or Hatch, SUV or Commercials, 4x4 or AWD, Petrol or Diesel. All our vehicles are provided with current Road Worthy Certificate, Clear Title (PPSR) and Extended Warranty. Moreover, we do provide - Premium Quality Cars for Attractive and Competitive Price

$14,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
18/05/2022

Top2018 Subaru Outback B6A MY18 2.5i CVT AWD Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 84740 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

**SENSATIONAL 4 DAY SUPER SALE RELOADED - $2,000 OFF!** WAS $36,850 - NOW ONLY $34,850 DRIVE AWAY! THAT'S RIGHT! DUE TO STRONG DEMAND WE HAVE RELOADED OUR SENSATIONAL 4 DAY SUPER SALE. SO STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY MAY 18th FOR 4 DAYS ONLY WE ARE NOW TAKING A SENSATIONAL $2,000 OFF THE PRICE OF OUR ALREADY LOW PRICES ON OUR SELECTED QUALITY USED CAR STOCK. BEING THE BIGGEST FRANCHISE USED CAR DEALER IN VICTORIA WE HAVE OVER 300 QUALITY LATE MODEL USED CARS IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY N

$34,850Drive Away^
Elsternwick, VIC

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2012 Subaru Outback B5A MY12 2.5i Lineartronic AWD Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 145681 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

"Free" 3 Year Extended Warranty Included....2012 Subaru Outback 4GEN Automatic AWD 5 Door Wagon in Sunlight Gold Opal with Contrasting Grey trim,Air Cond,Power Steering,Airbags,ABS Brakes,CD/AUX/MP3/Bluetooth Audio System,Power Windows,Keyless Remote Central Locking,Parking Sensors,Factory Alloy Wheels,Rego till July Arrived and Priced to Sell.. Our Aim is to make your purchase with us a easy and enjoyable one and that is what separates us from the Compeititve Finance Facilities Avai

$16,984
Granville, NSW

Dealer used
9 minutes ago

Subaru Outback AWD

  • 250000 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Runs well ,been serviced regularly, new battery ,looked after well ,clean interior, must sell

$3,800Negotiable
Perth, WA

12 minutes ago

2009 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 3.6R AWD Premium Grey 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 240276 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.6L

*** AWD Premium Wagon. *Leather . *Sunroof. *Sat nav. *Cruise control. *Bluetooth. *Excellent service history with Log books and drives great.* Luxury, Safety, reliability with a 12 months nation wide warranty. Buy from the team who has a passion for cars and service for over 55 years! 1. Our cars are extensively researched to bring you the best price. 2. Trade-ins welcome. 3. Nation Wide used car Warranty on all cars. 4. Extended Warranties available. 5. Finance team on site or

$10,999
Pearce, ACT

Dealer used
19 minutes ago

2018 Subaru Outback B6A MY18 2.0D CVT AWD White 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 47593 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

ADELAIDES LOWEST PRICES! 2018 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD wagon - turbo diesel - auto - automatic - white duco - bluetooth - reverse camera - dual zone climate control - alloys - service books. Finance available tap* Our team fully understand the importance of proper hygiene and are aware of the need to practice social distancing when presenting vehicles. The team are willing to tailor their service to your needs whether that be us coming out to your home or presenting the vehicle of interest to you re

$36,990
Morphett Vale, SA

Dealer used
24 minutes ago

2015 Subaru Outback 2.15i 5GEN Premium

  • 261000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i 5GEN MY15 Automatic Transmission AWD 260,000km Some marks and superficial body scratches Crumple back right passenger due (kangaroo related incident). No structural damage. Only selling as getting new car. The car was previously a work car for highway driving. Then became a work car for myself. I would love to keep this car, but it’s no longer needed. Excellent car. Drives and handles great. Regrettable sale. Please, reasonable and genuine offers only. Price is negoti

$20,000Negotiable
Bayview, NT

24 minutes ago

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

  • 139940 km
  • SUV
  • 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

$25,936
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
29 minutes ago

2018 Subaru Outback B6A MY18 2.5i CVT AWD White 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 68680 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

LOCATED IN HOBART ,SOUTHERN TASMANIA. All wheel drive for you familys safety,slippery wet roads are a trademark of Tasmania driving and that is why these vehicles make such a good choice for your next family wagon!. Subaru AWD safety & reliability. Feature packed with Eyesight Driver Assist. Active Lane Departure, Radar Cruise Control, Autonomous Braking, Electric Handbrake, Pre Crash System,and much more. Buy with confidence from Australia's longest continually operating Motor Dealership . Onl

$37,990
North Hobart, TAS

Dealer used
44 minutes ago

Subaru Outback 2005 Safety Pack 3GEN, 6 gear petrol Manual AWD

  • 244000 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

This Subaru Outback 2005 Safety Pack 3GEN, 6 gear petrol Manual AWD, MY 2005, Champagne, with 244,400 km has: - 11 months left on registration with brand new tyres, - recently serviced and cleaned - Timing belt replaced in 2017 - after market bluetooth audio system with microphone -6 airbags including side airbags - roof rails - cruise control - Front fog lights - power door mirrors - rear cargo blind - reversing sensor - air conditioning - stone guard - Subaru car mats. - 16" alloy wheels

$6,200Negotiable
The Junction, NSW

2 hours ago

2019 Subaru Outback B6A MY19 2.5i CVT AWD Premium White 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 32541 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

05/2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Wagon 5 door CVT 7 speed AWD *32,500kms *Rego until 27/09/2022 *Books and 2 keys *Featuring 18" alloy wheels, audio input of iPod and AUX, blind spot sensor, Bluetooth system, CD player, front/rear/side vision cameras, collision mitigation warning, electric front seats driver with memory, GPS (satellite navigation), gear shift paddles behind steering wheel, active (corner/steering) headlamps, lane departure warning, active assist land keeping, leather

$42,950
Caringbah, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2015 Subaru Outback B6A MY15 2.5i CVT AWD Grey 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 79086 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Adaptive cruise control. Lane departure warning. Collision avoidance warning. Bluetooth audio. Dual zone climate control. Dealer car with warranty............ Buy from the team who has a passion for cars and service for over 55 years! 1. Our cars are extensively researched to bring you the best price. 2. Trade-ins welcome. 3. Nation Wide used car Warranty on all cars. 4. Extended Warranties available. 5. Finance team on site or on the phone to help with a loan or insu

$29,488
Pearce, ACT

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2017 Subaru Outback MY17 2.5I (fleet Edition) White Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 120620 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

The Right car at the Right Price Ready now for immediate delivery. Understanding the changing times it may be difficult to view the vehicle in person. We offer assurance and peace of mind through video presentations, descriptive commentary and car carrier arrangements delivered to your door. Your health and safety is our number 1 priority with fully detailed and sanitized vehicles. Why buy from us? All of our cars come with guaranteed clear title, have been workshop and safety tested plus are s

$28,950
Greenway, ACT

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2004 Subaru Outback GX 2.5i AWD auto 4D sportswagon

  • 316000 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Subaru outback GX 2004 sportswagon 2.5i awd 4d automatic. Kilometers on the clock 316000. Regularly serviced every 10000km. Mechanically is in excellent condition. Rego expires in 08/04/2023.(11 months rego rego) Has new tint in windows recently put cost $300. Air con regas last year the Air cold and clean. Change the cabinet filter also on the car. Owner of the car no smoker. Has 4 brand new tyres i provide the receipt on 20/05/2022. New radiator also with 2 year's warranty i have the receipt

$5,000Negotiable
Windsor, NSW

3 hours ago

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i PREMIUM AWD

  • 56500 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

One local owner, log books and service history, further details please phone Con Spanos 12V Socket(s) - Auxiliary GPS (Satellite Navigation) 18" Alloy Wheels Headlamp - High Beam Auto Dipping 6 Speaker Stereo Headlamps - Electric Level Adjustment ABS (Antilock Brakes) Headlamps - LED Active Torque Transfer System Headlamps - See me home Adjustable Steering Col. - Tilt & Reach Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive) Air Cond. - Climate Control 2 Zone Headrests - Adjustable 1st Row

$40,990Drive Away^
Atherton, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2008 Subaru Outback B4A MY08 D/Range AWD 5 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 98178 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2008 Subaru Outback B4A MY08 D/Range AWD 5 Speed Manual Wagon

$12,999Drive Away^
Preston, VIC

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2019 Subaru outback premium 2.5 for sale

$45,000
Elanora, QLD

3 hours ago

2015 Subaru Outback 2.0d Awd Continuous Variable 4d Wagon

  • 82500 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

The vehicle was purchased new in 2016 (2015 plate), it has been serviced by Subaru Townsville as specified by Subaru and only has 82500 kl on the clock.. Very reliable and excellent fuel economy on the road.. does a tank and half Townsville to Brisbane.. a great buy!

$28,500
North Ward, QLD

4 hours ago

2010 Subaru Outback 4GEN 2.5I Premium Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 191698 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2010 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5i PREMIUM IN SUNLIGHT GOLD OPAL THIS CAR IS PRICE TO CLEAR - CALL US NOW!!!! COMES WITH ROADWORTHY & STAMP DUTY - DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY!!!! WE CAN ARRANGE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR WE CAN ARRANGE FINANCE WE CAN APPRAISE YOUR TRADE OVER THE PHONE BEST OF ALL - WE MAKE IT EASY CONTACT ONE SUPER FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL SALES PEOPLE RIGHT NOW IT WILL NOT LAST!

$16,990Drive Away^
Biloela, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Subaru Outback B6A MY15 2.5i CVT AWD Premium Red 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 58232 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

*** GREAT VALUE, GENUINE ENQUIRERS PLEASE*** *** Just Arrived, Based in ACT, Finance available to approved customers *** 2015 Subaru Outback B6A MY15 2.5i Premium Wagon 5dr CVT Safety Options Adaptive Cruise Control Sunroof Leather Trim Bluetooth Sat Nav Reverse Camera Priced to sell *** We research our cars on daily bases to provide the most competitive deals for you! *** *** COMPETITIVE FINANCE DEALS *** Why buy from us? We are a major Canberra Dealer for your peace of mind and have been

$29,999
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2021 Subaru Outback B7A MY21 AWD Touring CVT Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 9106 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS and ready to serve your every motoring need!! Our showrooms and vehicles are cleaned and sanitized daily. Obligation free trade appraisals and finance quotes are available over the phone! We can even bring the vehicle to your home or work for an inspection or send you a comprehensive video of the many features of the car. BUYING A VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY! ENQUIRE NOW!!

$49,990
Cardiff, NSW

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2018 Subaru Outback B6A MY19 2.5I Premium Blue Wagon

  • 55148 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2019 OUTBACK PREMIUM IN AS NEW CONDITION! * SUBARU NEW CAR WARRANTY UNTIL 2024. * INSTANT FINANCE, DRIVE AWAY TODAY! This Outback presents like a brand new car. The paintwork is perfect. The interior is spotless. The Premium has a huge feature list including: - Surround View Cameras - Blind Spot Sensors - Lane Departure Warning - Collision Warning & Mitigation - Reverse Cross Traffic Warning - Sunroof - 18 Alloy Wheels - Leather Multi Function Steering Wheel - Cruise Control with Distance C

$40,685Drive Away^
Eagle Farm, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2015 Subaru Outback B6A MY15 2.0D CVT AWD Premium Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 89684 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*** FULL SUBARU SERVICE HISTORY *** *** ONE OWNER CAR *** *** TWO KEYS *** *** Just Arrived, Based in ACT, Finance available to approved customers *** 2015 Subaru Outback B6A MY15 2.0D Premium Wagon 5dr CVT Safety Options Bluetooth Reverse Camera Heated Seats Sat Nav Priced to sell *** We research our cars on daily bases to provide the most competitive deals for you! *** *** COMPETITIVE FINANCE DEALS *** Why buy from us? We are a major Canberra Dealer for your peace

$32,999
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2018 Subaru Outback B6A MY19 2.5i CVT AWD Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 84285 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

***WE ARE STILL OPEN…YES WE CAN DELIVER TO MELBOURNE *** **Drive Away**Auto**Petrol**RADAR Cruise**Reverse Camera**Blue tooth**One Owner**Much More** ******** Finance available ********* Welcome to Central Victoria’s home of Ford and Suzuki. Located just 10km's from the beautiful township of Bendigo come and see for yourself why we are one of the most highly awarded dealers in Central Victoria. We pride ourselves on offering all our customers exceptional servi

$36,990Drive Away^
Epsom, VIC

Dealer used
5 hours ago

Subaru Outback 2016

  • 153000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

One owner, manly country driving

$25,000
Murrumbeena, VIC

5 hours ago

2018 Subaru Outback B6A MY18 2.0D CVT AWD Premium Ice Silver Metallic 7 Speed Constant Variable

  • 70726 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

AWD Wagon, Leather Interior, Ideal Family Car, Perfect For Weekends Away, Generous Cargo Area. We offer a 7 day money back guarantee on all our cars and each one has passed a 120 point safety check, comes with a 12 month, 175,000 Km protection plan and 12 month national 24-7 roadside assist. We even offer fixed price servicing in our state-wide network from only $229! We can help with tailored and competitive finance packages, free on-site trade in va

$40,995
Glenorchy, TAS

Dealer used
5 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Subaru Outback an average rating of 7.7 out of 10 with 34 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

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.