Fuel efficient, road hugging, spacious, nice amenities and very comfortable. With its 6-speed switchable automatic/manual transmission its at home on the highway as on two lane windey mountain roads -- a real pleasure to drive; I thought I would miss the 5-speed of my Scion xA but the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters fill in just fine. My driving is 50/50 Interstate and surface and my Outback consistently gets around 30mpg. With the rear seats lowered it has more cargo area than my son's Jeep Grand Cherokee.
I Swear it Loves Me Back!
2011 Subaru OutbackBrian - Crozet, VA01/12/2015
Incredible amount of room, especially in the back seats. Highway MPG. 2.5 engine has plenty of power, even for passing and cruising on mountain climbs (I travel over the Blue Ridge Mountains constantly). Smooth ride, even on 14-hour trips. Climate controls easy to use and system is effective in maintaining comfort. Hardon sound system has great acoustics. Seats very comfortable, but might be a bit short for long-thighed drivers. Leather seats much more comfortable than the cloth ones. No body rattling. Overall, a pleasure to drive, and it gets lots of compliments from friends.
Outstanding Family Vehicle
2014 Subaru OutbackDevin S - Jacksonville, FL11/30/2017
This vehicle is great for everything that you need to do. We have two kids and two large dogs, everyone fits in just fine and with the roof rack, there is plenty of room for our bags on long trips. I have the tow package on mine 2.5L and can tow my small boat (max is around 2klbs) and it tows it just fine. We live in Florida so the car is under some extreme heat for most of it's life and handles it just fine, esp. with the aircon running 24/7. The handling of the vehicle is magnificent, it can really take corners and it will give you a lot of confidence if you have to swerve quickly to avoid a crash. Overall the car is amazing, the only issue is these boxer engines are known for eating oil. We have to add 1 qt around every 2500 miles
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