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Subaru Baja Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Subaru Baja

  • An interesting car-and-pickup blend that comes up a bit short in outright functionality.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Comfortable ride, stable handling, turbo model's peppy performance, convenience of an open bed, unlikely to be lost in a parking lot.

  • Cons

    Midgate's glass isn't removable, limited towing and hauling capability.

  • What's New for 2005

    New features this year include a 12-volt power outlet in the console, a net pocket on the rear seat back and pre-wiring for roof-mounted rally lights. The leather package now includes a hard bed cover.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Surprised and pleased

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Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab w/Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)

I have driven an eight cylinder power Mustangand dualie. Put off buying a four cylinder as figured it would not offer any thrill when you needed power to pass. Was totally shocked at how much the turbo pushes it right out in front of the others. The comfort is amazing. Only one drawback is the premium fuel to fill. This is little to sacrifice to enjoy driving again. I love my Baja turbo in garnet red. It certainly gets the looks.




Baja truck/car

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Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab w/Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)

I have about 13,000 on mine in 7 months and love it. I have the only one in my area, and I get compliments on its looks all the time. No problems with it yet, other than what sounds like minor belt rub, unlike my Mitsubishi Spyder which was a real piece of junk mechanically. My only complaint is what others have said, that the bed top is difficult to lift; needs a handle or something. Otherwise I really like it so far!




My baja

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Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab w/Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)

We were trying to downsize and sold our van and Chevy S-10 for 2004 Baja. It's everything I've ever wanted in a vehicle, easy to drive. Now I can drive at night with the fog lights; every car should have them. It is NOT a car for a pack rat unless you throw all your "stuff" in the bed; very little room for tissues, glasses, all the things women want to carry, but the other EXCELLENT features far outweigh the incidentals.




I just love it.

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Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab w/Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)

Get up and go. Just perfect on the road. Every body looks at it (what is it?). I am 66 years old. and is just great for my wife and two grand kids. Is it a truck or a car? Shopping is great with this.




Baja turbo is the way

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Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab w/Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)

A very fun truck to drive, feels more like a car. The AWD set up is fantastic. The turbo is the only way to go, it gives the engine the oomph the normally aspirated engines lack. You notice a little turbo lag on the normal auto transmission mode, but shift it to the sport shifter and away you go. The Baja Turbo is worth it.




Well rounded choice

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Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Baja Turbo AWD 4dr Crew Cab w/Leather Package (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 4A)

Despite a long delay in receiving this vehicle from order to delivery, the vehicle was worth the wait. This is a well rounded vehicle. Serves my purposes well. I had owned a 2003 Baja as well. This is a great improvement.



Full 2005 Subaru Baja Review

What's New for 2005

New features this year include a 12-volt power outlet in the console, a net pocket on the rear seat back and pre-wiring for roof-mounted rally lights. The leather package now includes a hard bed cover.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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