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

  • 65648 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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

$31,990
Greenfields, WA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

Top2008 Subaru Outback MY08 2.5i AWD Gold 4 Speed Auto Elec Sportshift Wagon

  • 149057 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2008 Subaru Outback Automatic, Only 149,xxx Km This car presents great and drives spot on. With full service books, this car is sure to last you. Paint and body is clean and tidy, interior is immaculate. Timing belt done 20,000 ago, and up to date service. Unfortunately we do not have log books for this car but is a very well looked after vehicle. It has just been professionally detailed, serviced by a licensed mechanic and a RWC done. It comes with a clear PPSR Car Histor

$8,990
Arundel, QLD

Dealer used
23/02/2021

Top2008 Subaru Outback B4A MY08 Luxury AWD Grey 4 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 200194 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

COMES WITH 3 MONTHS NSW REGO *** AUTOMATIC *** AIR AND STEER *** POWER WINDOWS *** TRADE-INS WELCOME *** OPEN 7 DAYS *** TEST DRIVE TODAY ! FINANCE Consultant who can assist over the phone and on site finance applications WARRANTY available for all vehicles covering you Australia wide. PPSR certificate to show clean title, no accident record such as collision, hail , flood damage All our vehicles are thoroughly check for peace of mind. INTERSTATE DELIVERY can easily be arrang

$4,995Drive Away^
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
23/02/2021

Top2010 Subaru Outback MY10 2.5i AWD Sunlight Gold Opal Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 215000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

-2010 SUBARU OUTBACK MY10 WAGON -AWD ALL WHEEL DRIVE -4 CYLINDER 2.5 LITRE -AUTOMATIC TIPTRONIC TRANSMISSION -FULL SUBARU SERVICE HISTORY -1 OWNER SINCE NEW -TOWBAR -ROOF RACKS -POWER STEERING -AIR COND -AIRBAGS -CRUISE CONTROL -ALLOY WHEELS -CARGO BLIND -AND MANY MANY MORE OPTIONS -DRIVES AND HANDLES GREAT -RWC INCLUDED -REGO INCLUDED -WARRANTY INCLUDED -PRICED TO SELL -BUY WITH CONF

$10,999
Brooklyn, VIC

Dealer used
23/02/2021

Top2017 Subaru Outback B6A MY17 2.0D CVT AWD Grey 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 42280 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ADELAIDES LOWEST PRICES! 2017 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD wagon - turbo diesel - auto - automatic - grey 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

$33,980
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
9 hours ago

Top2006 Subaru Outback Silver Automatic Wagon

  • 237057 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto

Ready for your next adventure. Our Subaru Outback drives superb and presents very well inside and out. IAutomatic, All Wheel Drive, Full electrics, CD/MP3 player, ABS, Tow bar, Cruise control and plenty of room for all your storage. Subaru safe and priced for easy sale. Call today to book a your test drive

$6,985
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

2010 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 2.0D AWD Premium White 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 220000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCING… Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy and 100% Transparent Finance Options With Loads Of Lenders To Save You Time And Money. TRADE INS Being a high volume small margin dealer we pay the best money for trades ALL TRADES ACCEPTED trade in your Auto, Automatic, manual, Diesel's, Petrol, Ute, Suv, Wagon, Convertible, sunroo

$11,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2016 Subaru Outback B6A MY16 2.5i CVT AWD Silver 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 41425 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2016 Outback B6A 2.5 AWD. Finished in stunning Silver, this vehicle needs to be seen to be believed. Please shop around and view the rest,then come and buy the best. Located by the intersection of Orrong Road and Leach HWY, come in and say hello to our friendly staff consisting of Adrian & Dean just 12kms southeast of Perth’s CBD. This is what you can expect from us. 1. Professional and friendly customer service that you will not get anywhere else - just check

$29,500
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

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

  • 58656 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

PACKED WITH SAFETY! These OUTBACK'S are packed with all the safety you would expect from a SUBARU from its TRUSTED SYMMETRICAL AWD system to its very clever EYESIGHT TECHNOLOGY. This OUTBACK will give you the confidence to take on any journey! Packed with standard features such as LEATHER, ALLOY WHEELS, BLUETOOTH, KEYLESS ENTRY, PUSH BUTTON START, ELECTRIC TAILGATE and MUCH MORE! ENQUIRE TODAY to secure this 2018 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I PREMIUM AUTO at the PRE-NEGOTIATED INTERNET SPECIAL PRICE (Dis

$37,980
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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

  • 99418 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Reliable. Comfortable. Spacious. Luxurious... This Subaru Outback ticks all of the boxes. One owner and fully serviced from new, balance of manufacturer warranty remaining. - Leather Seats - Sunroof - Sat Nav - Reverse Camera - Heated Seats - Electric Memory Seats - Lumbar Support - Forward Collision avoidance - Park Sensors - Lane departure warning - Radar Cruise - Dual Zone Climate - Automatic Tailgate <

$35,800
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2004 Subaru Outback B4A MY04 Premium Pack AWD Champagne 4 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 215012 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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<b

$7,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Subaru Outback B6A MY16 2.5i CVT AWD Hyper Blue 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 52329 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

TEST DRIVE IT TODAY! ** Company backed 3 Year Standard Warranty included ** we are located on the Northside of the Brisbane CBD and just 2 minutes from Chermside Shopping Center. We are part of a family owned group. We have been in business for over 40 years and specialize in new, quality used cars and commercial vehicles. We are able to assist with both local and interstate clientele. Trade-ins welcome & on site bank finance available with pre-approval facilities & phone applications welcome.

$32,490Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Subaru Outback B6A MY16 2.0D CVT AWD Blue 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 112684 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

TEST DRIVE IT TODAY! ** Company backed 3 Year Standard Warranty included ** we are located on the Northside of the Brisbane CBD and just 2 minutes from Chermside Shopping Center. We are part of a family owned group. We have been in business for over 40 years and specialize in new, quality used cars and commercial vehicles. We are able to assist with both local and interstate clientele. Trade-ins welcome & on site bank finance available with pre-approval facilities & phone applications welcome.

$26,990Drive Away^
Kedron, QLD

Dealer used
5 hours ago

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

  • 98238 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2015 SUBARU OUTBACK...SUNROOF, LEATHER, NAV, FOG LIGHT, 18 ALLOY WHEELS, CD PLAYER, AND LOG BOOKS. Family owned business , operating and servicing NSW for over 30 years. Any vehicle Inspection welcomed , with two conveniently based locations we have everyone sorted. Revesby NSW Yard - Centrally located 25 minutes from Sydney Airport. Home of all your used car needs for all of Milperra, Condell Park, Bankstown, Panania, Padstow, Picnic Point, Revesby He

$25,888
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2017 Subaru Outback 2.0D PREMIUM AWD

  • 114618 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

THIS IS A ONE OWNER VEHICLE WITH FULL SUBARU BOOKS AND SERVICE HISTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE GPS SATELLITE NAVIGATION EYESIGHT DRIVER ASSIST PACKAGE SUNROOF LEATHER TRIM ELECTRIC DRIVERS SEAT DUAL AIR CONDITIONING UBS / AUX PORT BLUETOOTH CARGO BARRIER 2 SETS OF REMOTE KEYS ROOF RACKS TO VIEW THIS VEHICLE IS BY APPOINTMENT,OUR DEALERSHIP IS LOCATED 15 MINUTES WEST OF THE CBD TRADE IN'S WELCOME FINANCE IS AVAILABLE WE HAVE MORE OUTBACK / FORESTER WAGONS IN STOCK WHICH MAY SUIT YOU AS WELL

$31,980Drive Away^
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
8 hours ago

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

  • 100200 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This automatic Outback is an awesome family vehicle. Great for weekend adventures one of the best AWD systems on the market. Comes with books and two keys. This vehicle is currently unregistered however, if sold to a WA customer, we will pit the vehicle and provide 3 months worth of rego which will be all included in the price. Our price promise is easy - we won't be beaten on price. Buy with confidence with our Best Car Price G

$26,989
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2004 SUBARU OUTBACK 3GEN SAFETY PACK *** MANUAL *** HI AND LOW RANGE GEARS ** VERY CAPABLE WAGON

  • 245600 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual

SPOIL yourself into ONE of the MOST RELIABLE brand in the market ! This Subaru OUTBACK 3GEN SAFTEY PACK Wagon 2.5 L AWD will BLOW your MIND! READY to take you on an ADVENTURE thanks to Subaru's exclusive Symmetrical ALL-WHEEL DRIVE System ! WELL looked after, With a SERVICE History & PRICED to SELL: YOU won't FIND a BETTER one in the MARKET! DON'T miss OUT ! FEATURES INCLUDES: * WINDOW TINT * ROOF Bars * LEATHER-WRAPPED Steering WHEEL & MULTIFUNCTION * RADIO 6CD LOAD

$5,990
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2017 Subaru Outback B6A MY17 2.0D CVT AWD Grey 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 42280 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

ADELAIDES LOWEST PRICES! 2017 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD wagon - turbo diesel - auto - automatic - grey 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

$33,980
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2018 Subaru Outback B6A MY18 3.6R CVT AWD Blue 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 45603 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

TOP OF THE RANGE.. With good service history and in immaculate condition.. Powerful 3.6l H6 engine.. LOTS OF FEATURES.. Electric sunroof.. Leather interior.. Electric memory seats.. Heated seats.. Harman Kardon premium audio.. Keyless entry and start.. Adaptive cruise control.. Blind spot monitor.. Lane departure warning.. Power tailgate.. Collision detection warning.. Reverse camera.. Rear parking sensor.. Dual zone climate control.. Bluetooth.. WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.. Please enquire to fin

$39,990
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2012 Subaru Outback B5A MY13 2.5i Lineartronic AWD Premium Silver 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 188702 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Location at 91 Rd, Hughesdale. Open 6 Days a Week from Monday until Saturday. Appointment Strongly Advised. Price Includes Transfer, Stamp Duty and RWC. 12 Months Warranty Available with Extra Cost.

$15,000Drive Away^
Hughesdale, VIC

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2016 Subaru Outback MY16 2.5I Premium AWD White Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 93417 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

** End of Month Flash Sale Reduced to Clear ** ** One Privately Owner with service history ** ** EyeSight Driver Assist ** 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 system provides ex

$27,981
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2012 Subaru Outback B5A MY12 2.0D AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Wagon

  • 156261 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

ADELAIDES LOWEST PRICES! 2012 SUBARU OUTBACK AWD wagon - turbo diesel - 6 speed manual - grey duco - dual zone climate control - alloys - service books. 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 their service to your needs wheth

$18,990
Cheltenham, SA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

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

  • 111528 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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

$32,990Drive Away^
Epsom, VIC

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2016 Subaru Outback B6A MY16 2.0D CVT AWD Premium Silver 7 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 95661 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We are located within the Melbourne CBD near the Eastern Freeway and St Vincents Hospital Buy with confidence from one of the largest family owned motor groups in Australia. All 150 of our pre-owned vehicles come certified with an RWC and are thoroughly inspected by our franchise workshops and therefore we can offer Extended Warranties Programs from companies such as Allianz Insurance. We also provide onsite affordable and competitive Finance Packages tailored to suit your

$33,880Drive Away^
Collingwood, VIC

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2012 Subaru Outback premium Six speed manual 2.5

  • 225000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2012 Subaru Outback..Six speed manual 2.5 premium all wheel drive… In good condition mechanically all going well… Has been looked after and regularly serviced… has books .. Has towbar… This is a country car and was used to drive to the city from Minato every day… Hence the higher k’s… registration till the end of April…Nice car to Drive..

$9,750Was $12,950
Stirling, SA

10 hours ago

1998 Subaru Outback 5 Sp Manual 4d Wagon

  • 236000 km
  • SUV
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

1998 Subaru Outback 5 Speed Manual Wagon. Reasonable condition. 236,000km's (low km's for age). Power windows, cruise control, air con, after market cd player with bluetooth. Roof racks, tow ball, cargo barrier (not pictured), cargo blind (not pictured), plenty of of boot space, rear seats fold down completely flat. $2,650 - Priced to sell.

$2,650
Kingston, TAS

11 hours ago

2013 Subaru Outback 4GEN 2.0D Premium Wagon 5dr Lineartronic 7sp AWD 2.0DT [MY14 Silver

  • 167622 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

EXCEPTIONAL FUNCTIONALITY Looking for that extra bit of space for the family? Then look no further than this 2013 Subaru Outback. Bluetooth capability that allows you to make hands free phone calls while driving. It has 7 airbags fitted for your protection. This Subaru Outback SUV has 17'' alloy wheels, cruise control, power door mirrors, front fog lamps, roof racks, tow bar and side airbags. EXCITING FEATURES - Rear cup holders - Reversing camera - Remote central locking<br

$22,950
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
11 hours ago

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

  • 52437 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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

$34,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2016 Subaru Outback B6A MY16 2.5i CVT AWD Premium Tungsten Metal 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 93730 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Upmarket SUV with the well proven 2.5 litre boxer engine, six speed Tiptronic auto including paddle shift, sat nav, luxurious leather trim, electric sun roof, push button start, adaptive cruise control, traction control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, front side airbags, forward collision mitigation, Bluetooth, safety of AWD, heated front seating, alloy wheels plus reverse camera. 93000 kms and fully workshop tested. Superb condition throughout. We are a friendly and efficie

$31,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2011 Subaru Outback MY11 2.5i AWD White Continuous Variable Wagon

  • 172771 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2011 Subaru Outback MY11 2.5i AWD White Continuous Variable Wagon

$16,990
Barrack Heights, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

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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.