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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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Top2009 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 2.5i Lineartronic AWD Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 170120 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

4GEN 2.5i Wagon 5dr Lineartronic 6sp AWD [MY10]

$13,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
18/05/2022

Top2011 Subaru Outback B5A MY11 2.5i Lineartronic AWD Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 226235 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

we are still operating as per usual with all mechanics open to prepare sold vehicle, all sold cars are transferred instantly online with no delays. We are practising a safe working environment with social distancing a requirement also disinfecting all vehicles. Thank you for your understanding. 25 MINUTES FROM CBD TOWARDS SOUTH EAST SUBURBS OF Melbourne. Undercover showroom area provided and over 150 cars to choose from. All vehicles on site come drive away which includes Roadworthy certif

$8,999Drive Away^
Mordialloc, VIC

Dealer used
19/05/2022

Top2010 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
18/05/2022

Top2004 Subaru Outback B4A MY05 Premium Pack AWD Gold 4 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 185739 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

One private owner and very popular 2004 Subaru Outback Premium Pack in gold - 2.5l petrol engine - Automatic transmission - AWD - Cruise control - Air conditioning - Leather seats - Power windows and mirrors - Two keys - Alloy wheels - Trade ins welcome - Finance options available - Great range of warranties available MD28651 We offer easy and affordable finance options to suit any customer. Located at JL Motors Pty Ltd, 554 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park Call us today for more information 0410 14

$8,970
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
19/05/2022

Top2012 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
18/05/2022

Top2010 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 2.5i Lineartronic AWD 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
18/05/2022

2011 Subaru Outback B5A MY11 2.5i Lineartronic AWD Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 226235 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

we are still operating as per usual with all mechanics open to prepare sold vehicle, all sold cars are transferred instantly online with no delays. We are practising a safe working environment with social distancing a requirement also disinfecting all vehicles. Thank you for your understanding. 25 MINUTES FROM CBD TOWARDS SOUTH EAST SUBURBS OF Melbourne. Undercover showroom area provided and over 150 cars to choose from. All vehicles on site come drive away which includes Roadworthy certif

$8,999Drive Away^
Mordialloc, VIC

Dealer used
19/05/2022

2004 Subaru Outback B4A MY05 Premium Pack AWD Gold 4 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 185739 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

One private owner and very popular 2004 Subaru Outback Premium Pack in gold - 2.5l petrol engine - Automatic transmission - AWD - Cruise control - Air conditioning - Leather seats - Power windows and mirrors - Two keys - Alloy wheels - Trade ins welcome - Finance options available - Great range of warranties available MD28651 We offer easy and affordable finance options to suit any customer. Located at JL Motors Pty Ltd, 554 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park Call us today for more information 0410 14

$8,970
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
19/05/2022

2004 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD Auto Wagon /🎁Rwc✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️108000kms✔️

  • 108000 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

🎁RWC✔️Rego✔️Warranty✔️ Finance Available/ Trade ins Welcome 🙏 ✔️🎁 •• 09/2004 Subaru Outback Auto Wagon // low kms 😊 ✔️ •Reliable// looks Great// Very Clean// Drives great/ ✅Odometer: 108xxx kms/ Log book/ Serviced already/ 2x remote keys/ ✅ Tow bar/ Roof Racks/ Alloy Wheels/ ABS/ Freezing 🥶 air con/ Central Locking/ clean/ CD/ Cruise Control/ ✅RWC Safety Certificate; Yes ✅Registration: yes ✅Mechanically Exellent ✅4 Cylinder//2.5 L petrol // ✅Transmission; auto AWD ✅Tyres

$10,999
Archerfield, QLD

Dealer used
19/05/2022

2009 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 2.5i Lineartronic AWD Gold 6 Speed Constant Variable Wagon

  • 170120 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

4GEN 2.5i Wagon 5dr Lineartronic 6sp AWD [MY10]

$13,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
18/05/2022

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
18/05/2022

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
18/05/2022

2010 Subaru Outback B5A MY10 2.5i Lineartronic AWD 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
18/05/2022

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.