Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Subaru Outback (09-) 4X4
5 reader reviews for Subaru Outback Estate.
  • 2.5i SE Lineartronic 5dr

    Phil Lawrence , Moray . Date: 06/08/2015
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just had an extended test-drive in the 2.5 petrol Outback and made the decision to sign the order form. Coming out of a 2011 Kia Sorento I felt the Outback’s steering at speed and straight-ahead to be slightly vague but that impression disappeared after an hour or so of brisk motorway, A- and B-road use. I am very impressed with the adaptive cruise control offered through the Eyesight system. However where Eyesight really comes into its own is in heavy traffic around town – at one point the system brought the car to a complete standstill in heavy stop-start traffic which is quite outstanding.

    The infotainment system is quite excellent with the Subaru Starlink app to download to your phone. Then the music menu from your Android or iPhone becomes an integrated part of the onscreen experience. There is also full integration for aha internet radio through your phone so you can take your favourite stations all over the country and even abroad.

    Cabin comfort is ideal and space is huge. I usually push the driver’s seat as far back as possible but in the Outback I had to bring the seat well forward and I am 6’2’’. The resulting space behind my seat means that I could then fit in the rear with no lack of knee room which, for a family where the shortest member is 6’, makes this the gold standard in the price bracket. Maybe the Skoda Superb would be in the same league but Eyesight clinched it for the Outback to my estimation.

    Deal done, can’t wait. I’ll update at 3 month

  • 2.0D SE 5dr

    chris brown , west yorkshire . Date: 19/04/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my 3rd Subaru Outback, these are an excellent all round car, I have covered over two hundred thousand miles collective miles in the cars, in these times I replaced one clutch and other than route servicing NOTHING ELSE ! The poor weather capability is excellent, at times amazing, I've driven through huge snowdrifts and flooded roads with no complications at all. The carrying capacity is very good, the fit and finish are excellent and the car gives a real sense of safety and purpose. The dealers have always been efficient and servicing costs reasonable, the resale/ part exchange values have also been good. My current Outback is the diesel lineartronic sx, the overall fuel economy is circa forty seven mpg which is fantastic for such a solidly engineered car. The gearbox is extremely smooth and easy to use with the steering wheel paddle shifters I have recommended Outbacks to two people who have gone on to buy one a both have been delighted with them.

  • 2.0 D SE 5dr

    Richard Johnson , West Yorks . Date: 27/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Superb car. Comfortable with limousine rear legroom and a big boot. We get 50mpg even when loaded up with gear and the perm awd works really well. I like the image - not a Germanic Audi/BMW but usually driven by actual country dwellers such as farmers, vets and people who benefit from awd and a ride height as good as most soft roader SUVs Quality seems really good other than the steering wheel volume control occasionally not working. We regularly do 200+ mile journeys and the comfort is superb Overall hard to fault if you want a large comfortable load carrying estate with all the off road/snow coping ability 99% of drivers will need

  • 2.0 D SE 5dr

    Chris Ward , . Date: 23/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47.8

    My car

    I bought this car new in 2011. After a few months running in, it has settled to an average 48.7mpg filling it tank to tank. In 2 years I have only had a volume switch on the steering wheel replaced, nothing else at all. I don't add any oil between services. As a family car we have plenty of space and with all our gear the self levelling suspension helps to keep the HID lights pointing correctly. We do go off road and I have driven one of these down the bed of a stream, climbed out up a wet muddy bank without any drama. The ground clearance is great for my needs and when my neighbours get stuck in the snow trying to get to work, they all come knocking on our door to pull them out. If you want a tank range of over 650 miles (at which point I bottled out) try one for yourself.

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