Bought the 2007 Subaru Outback LL Bean (6 cylinder) wagon. I have owned Toyota's truck, Honda's Vans and SUV's and Nissan's since college. I feel like I have finally found the one vehicle that does it all - and does it well. Family comfort, single person performance, carrying capability etc..The 6 cylinder is clearly the best engine on 2007 Gen 3 Subaru outbacks. Not hugely fast off the line but it has oodles of power for passing on the highway. It is hard to describe how sure footed this wagon feels while driving. In front wheel drive cars you always have grip but often you are fighting torque steer (different length drive shafts). With Subaru, because everything is equal and balanced - the car just goes with little vibration or noise anywhere - even at high revs. It never slips. The only investments I have made were rear struts (at 70K the OEM's were shot). This car does recommend the 91 Octane - but over a years time that is about a $300-400 difference but for performance the engine is very peppy. I think in 2008 they only need 87 octane. Also the H6 in 2007 has a timing chain - no timing belt change needed :)
2007 Subaru OutbackChimera - il07/19/2009
I owed one and it was the best car i've ever driven! it handled well and was very reliable.
The versatile Subaru Outback seems to be everywhere these days. They’re piloted by all kinds of owners — not just outdoorsy types! The Outback is our top-selling, best AWD car, based on sales data from September 1 through April 30.
Looking for a rugged vehicle that can handle life’s twists and turns? An AWD car can give you the confidence behind the wheel for your next adventure. Check out our list of the best AWD cars, based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018.