Which used Subaru Outback estate should I buy?
The Outback is a nice car to drive, with good steering and decent handling. It’s four-wheel drive, so there’s plenty of traction, though the ride can be unsettled and the refinement an issue. You don’t get a great choice of engines, though, in fact there are just two - a 2.0-litre diesel and a 2.5-litre petrol. The diesel feels quite strong at low revs, although it gets a bit coarse at higher revs. The petrol option is quieter, but it feels much slower, and it’s not as economical, so bearing in mind the sort of use the Outback will probably get we’d pick the diesel.
There is currently only one trim level on sale: SE Premium. It’s well equipped, though, with climate and cruise control, sat-nav, LED headlights, a rearview camera, heated leather seats and a powered tailgate. A lesser-equipped SE trim was briefly on sale from the Outback's launch, but was dropped soon after due to poor sales.
Our favourite Subaru Outback: 2.0d SE Premium