The reason I bought this car is because for the amount of space you get, you're still not spending unreasonable amounts of cash on gas.
It has great gas mileage. Tons of storage. All seats (including the back seats) recline. Which is helpful for long road trips. It's got great handling good ground clearance and plenty of head space for the cowboys out there that like to keep their hats on. The all wheel drive and smart traction control allows for safe handling in the snow, rain, and other adverse weather conditions. All around it's a great vehicle that you can still drive in the city and parallel park without hassle.
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.
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