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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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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
24/05/2022

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

  • 73315 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

SEDAN! AUTO! LEATHER! LOW KMS! 2015 SUBARU LIBERTY 2.5i PREMIUM - BLACK IN COLOUR - BLACK LEATHER SEATS - CRUISE CONTROL - 5 SEATS - ALLOY WHEELS - AUTO - MEDIA SCREEN - SAT NAV - CAMERA - SENSORS - GREAT SERVICE HISTORY - BLUETOOTH - GREAT CONDITION - FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY WE ARE LOCATED JUST 30 MINUTES FROM THE MELBOURNE CBD IN THE SOUTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF MELBOURNE. DEAL WITH THE BEST! Amazing vehicles PRICED RIGHT! Enquire now to discuss how we can make this

$27,888Drive Away^
Wantirna, VIC

Dealer used
16 hours ago

Top2018 Subaru Liberty B6 MY18 2.5i CVT AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 17942 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

ADELAIDES LOWEST PRICES! 2018 SUBARU LIBERTY B6 2.5i sedan - petrol - auto - automatic - white duco - bluetooth - reverse camera - dual zone climate control - alloys - lane departure warning - collision avoidance - 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

$31,990
Melrose Park, SA

Dealer used
18/05/2022

Top2018 Subaru Liberty B6 MY18 2.5i CVT AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 27105 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

STILL AVAILABLE - YES LIBERTY ALL WHEEL DRIVE 2.5i CLICK AND COLLECT - CONTACTLESS PURCHASE AVAILABLE LOCATED ONLY 7 MINS FROM SOUTHLAND SHOPPING CENTRE BUY WITH CONFIDENCE THROUGH A PREMIER MAZDA DEALER 2018 SUBARU LIBERTY 2.5i finished in WHITE this comes with a mere 27,000 kilometres, UNIQUE SELLING POINTS: - LOW KMS - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CRUISE CONTROL - REAR CAMERA/BLUETOOTH - CLEAR TITLE NO FINANCE - RWC (ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE - DRIVEAWAY PRICING - CLICK AND COLLECT - CONTAC

$30,990Drive Away^
Brighton, VIC

Dealer used
23/05/2022

Top2011 Subaru Liberty B5 MY11 2.5i AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 185025 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2011 SUBARU LIBERTY...CAMERA, TOWBAR, 17 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 Heights and Padstow Heights. Elderslie NSW Yard - Ce

$10,990
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
24/05/2022

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

2019 Subaru Liberty B6 MY19 2.5i CVT AWD White 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 47906 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Searching for an AWD sedan for work or play; look no further than this legendary Subaru Liberty. This Liberty is powered by a 2.5L engine and paired with a smooth CVT automatic transmission. Packed with features that include cruise control; power windows; bluetooth; alloy wheels; plus a whole lot more! Book your test drive 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 f

$28,990
Ocean Vista, TAS

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2019 Subaru Liberty B6 MY19 2.5i CVT AWD Red 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 46691 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Up market midsize sedan with the powerful 2.5 litre Boxer engine, six speed Tiptronic auto including paddle shift, adaptive cruise control, traction control, safety of AWD, lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, front side airbags, Bluetooth, Apple/Android connectivity, alloy wheels plus reverse camera. Low 47,000km with new car warranty until 2024. Superb condition throughout. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give our custo

$25,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2012 Subaru Liberty 2.5 Auto Wagon

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

We are the second owners of this 2012 Liberty wagon. We have always been a Subaru family and this one has been a pleasure to own. We sought out the fabric trim spec featured on this example as it is hard wearing, comfortable and much easier to live with than leather. We’ve also had sunroofs on our Subarus before and always found them to be leaky and temperamental, so we avoided that also! We have now taken delivery of a larger vehicle for our growing family so have prepared and priced the Liber

$12,500
Healesville, VIC

12 hours ago

Subaru Liberty AUTO 2004 ••• SUNROOF & RWC + 6 MONTH REGO ••• REVERSE CAMERA & 4 cylinder

  • 237000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Subaru Liberty AUTO 2004 ••• SUNROOF & RWC + 6 MONTH REGO ••• REVERSE CAMERA & 4 cylinder ## Subaru Liberty Auto 2004 model runs perfectly fine and smooth ••SUNROOF ••REVERSE CAMERA ••TIMING DONE AT 220,000 KM (June 2020) ••FULL SERVICE HISTORY SINCE WAS BRANDNEW ••OIL SERVICE RECENTLY DONE ••All tyres are in perfect condition ••the price is including current Roadworthy certificate ••comes with 6 Month registration ••237,000 km done and well maintained ••8 airbags ••Mag wheels

$6,500
Dandenong, VIC

Dealer used
13 hours ago

2016 Subaru Liberty B6 MY16 2.5I White 6 Speed Automatic Selespeed Sedan

  • 124620 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2016 Subaru Liberty 2.5i - Finished in Crystal White Pearl with Cloth Interior this 4WD Sedan is ready for delivery. Features Include: * Crystal White with Cloth * 4 Door Sedan * 4 Cylinder, 2.5 Litre * Constantly Variable Transmission, Four Wheel Drive * Petrol - Unleaded ULP * 7.3 L/100km * 18 Inch Alloys * Rear Camera * Adaptive Cruise * Lane Departure Warning * Collision Warning * Bluetooth System * Multi-Function Steering Wheel * One Owner, 2 Keys and Full Service History Buy with comp

$23,990Drive Away^
Oakleigh, VIC

Dealer used
14 hours ago

Subaru liberty automatic sedan

  • 158000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

!!!JUST ARRIVED!!! 2007 auto liberty sedan Graphite in colour Alloy wheels Fog lights Aftermarket nudgebar perfect for those living Around wildlife 6 stacker CD Cruise control Front to rear curtain airbags Near full service history Low 158000kms Will come with additional 3 months registration Drives very well Priced to sell INTERESTED IN THIS ITEM?? HAVE QUESTIONS?? FEEL FREE TO CONTACT LUKE >>********/837<< !!@ AUTO EXCHANGE WHOLESALERS!! !!SPECIALISING IN ONLINE

$6,950
Exeter, TAS

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2004 Subaru Liberty MY04 2.5I Silver 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 269995 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Great looking MY04 Subaru Liberty with heaps of rego, service history and comes with all on road costs!! Features Include: 5 speed manual, power steering, air con, climate control, dual front airbags, ABS brakes, cruise control, keyless entry, alloy wheels, power windows/mirrors, central locking, tinted windows and much more! Drives and looks great, first to see will buy so dont miss out! All our cars come with a current RWC and all on road costs! No pushy salesman our cars sell th

$5,999Drive Away^
Altona North, VIC

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2008 Subaru Liberty

  • 199000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2008 Subaru liberty Very good condition, interior immaculate, car is always kept clean and tidy Has had a low kms engine replacement put in professionally by the previous owner With approx 138,000kms whilst the body has done 199,000kms (Have full receipts for work done) Has had a major service at 185,000 including: Head gaskets Belt tensioner Gearbox oil Front and rear diff oil The goodies: Avid av27 wheels with no rash or damage and excellent tyres Exhaust Tint Lowered on king springs Full

$10,500
Murray Bridge, SA

15 hours ago

2017 Subaru Liberty B6 MY17 2.5i CVT AWD Silver 6 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 141655 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Excellent to drive, immaculate condition, reliable, packed with safety features RWC Included Registered Excellent Service History * Blind spot monitoring * Reverse Camera * Radar Cruise control * Lane departure warning * Start stop technology * Bluetooth phone + music streaming.....the list goes on. Please get in touch for more information and to arrange a viewing. A Family owned business with over 35 years experience in the industry - 5 mins from the Chadstone Shopping Centre We have

$22,990
Bentleigh East, VIC

Dealer used
15 hours ago

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

  • 73315 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

SEDAN! AUTO! LEATHER! LOW KMS! 2015 SUBARU LIBERTY 2.5i PREMIUM - BLACK IN COLOUR - BLACK LEATHER SEATS - CRUISE CONTROL - 5 SEATS - ALLOY WHEELS - AUTO - MEDIA SCREEN - SAT NAV - CAMERA - SENSORS - GREAT SERVICE HISTORY - BLUETOOTH - GREAT CONDITION - FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY WE ARE LOCATED JUST 30 MINUTES FROM THE MELBOURNE CBD IN THE SOUTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF MELBOURNE. DEAL WITH THE BEST! Amazing vehicles PRICED RIGHT! Enquire now to discuss how we can make this

$27,888Drive Away^
Wantirna, VIC

Dealer used
16 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
18 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
18 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

19 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
19 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
22 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
22 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
22 hours ago

2006 Subaru Liberty MY06 2.5I Safety Silver 4 Speed Auto Elec Sportshift Sedan

  • 245719 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Looking for a safe and reliable car that can handle any terrain or weather? Look no further than the 2006 Subaru Liberty. This vehicle is perfect for anyone who loves to go on adventures, but also wants a comfortable ride. With all-wheel drive and plenty of space, the Subaru Liberty is perfect for road trips with friends or family. It's also great for hauling gear or equipment. If you're looking for a used car that is sure to provide years of trouble-free driving, then check out the 2006 Subaru

$7,990
Rockingham, WA

Dealer used
23 hours ago

Subaru liberty spec b gt 2.5L turbo 2006

  • 140000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

4 months rego 140000 km Built gear box- $2500 Vf52 Turbo- $1200 Intercooler- $300 Cat back exhaust- $800 Brakes and rotors- $1600 Sti ej25 block- $4000 New radiator- $500 Wheel bearing- $450

$6,000
Auburn, NSW

24/05/2022

07 Subaru Liberty GT B MANUAL PRISTINE CONDITION LOW KMS

  • 118000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

It’s immaculate inside and out. It has complete service history and 2 sets of keys. It’s extremely well maintained. It has had new tyres and battery installed. The timing belt has also been replaced recently. It has mere 118,000 kms on the clock. It’s completely stock apart from exhaust and grille. It is a very fun car to drive and these cars are only appreciating in value and difficult to find. Serious buyers only. Features: Dual Front Airbag Package Anti-Lock Braking Automatic Air Con / Cl

$21,800Negotiable
Adelaide CBD, SA

24/05/2022

2011 Subaru Liberty B5 MY11 2.5i AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 185025 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2011 SUBARU LIBERTY...CAMERA, TOWBAR, 17 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 Heights and Padstow Heights. Elderslie NSW Yard - Ce

$10,990
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
24/05/2022

2010 Subaru Liberty B5 MY10 GT AWD Premium Silver 5 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 117720 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

**** LIBERTY GT PREMIUM **** This Subaru Liberty GT Premium has been well maintained by its previous owner and has a FULL LOG BOOK SERVICE HISTORY and has been given an excellent report by our mechanic. This GT Premium gets FULL LEATHER TRIM, SUNROOF, CRUISE CONTROL and a REAR REVERSE CAMERA. The symmetrical all wheel drive system makes its safe and secure on the road. The cars paint is in good condition although it has a few bumps and scratches which is to be expected. These cars are great to

$19,990Drive Away^
Kelvin Grove, QLD

Dealer used
24/05/2022

2008 Subaru Liberty MY09 2.5I White 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 197000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

MY09, Liberty Sports Sedan, MANUAL, Alloy Wheels, Met Pearl White Black Interior, AWD, Service History, New Clutch, In Great Condition.. Comes with RWC and Registration. 3 Yr Extended Warranty Available.. Please Note - Price Plus Govt Charges Registration... WE ARE LOCATED THIRTY MINUTES SOUTH EAST OF MELBOURNE.. Please Call PAUL on -

$7,800
Braeside, VIC

Dealer used
24/05/2022

2007 Subaru Liberty MY08 2.5I Black 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 156000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

SALE! SUBARU LIBERTY MY08 AWD. R.W.C. LOW KMS. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. CAR FACTS REPORT CLEAR TITLE. FULL CAR DIAGNOSTIC REPORT. - 2.5i Engine - Air Cond. Climate Control - Multi-function Steering Wheel - 17" Alloy Wheels - 8 Airbags - CD Stacker - 6 disc - Cruise Control - Stainless Steel Dual System Exhaust ** GENUINE AND SERIOUS CUSTOMERS ONLY PLEASE ** ** Best Car Price Guara

$8,700
Cheltenham, VIC

Dealer used
24/05/2022

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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.