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2004 Subaru Outback Sedan

 
 

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Subaru Outback Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2004 Subaru Outback

  • A versatile alternative to mainstream wagons and crossover SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Standard all-wheel drive, comfortable ride on pavement, capable performance on dirt, well-appointed interior.

  • Cons

    Not as capable as an SUV in terms of pure off-road capability or interior volume, four-cylinder models lack power, upscale models are expensive.

  • What's New for 2004

    Subaru commemorates 35 years of selling cars in the U.S. by offering a 35th anniversary special edition of the Outback H6-3.0 wagon,…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great car

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Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

This is a great car. We wanted a car that was a little different from what most people are driving and felt we succeeded. We've had it dealer maintained and haven't had to do anything other than routine maintenance. We just finished a cross country trip in it and it was comfortable and smooth. Averaged 28-29 mpg on the trip.




Good car

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Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

Very good ride at expressway speeds. Good handling. Solidly built vehicle. Have not had it back to the dealer except for routine maintenance.




Snow mobile

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Vehicle: 2004 Subaru Outback Limited AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

this car tackles and handles the mountain passes like no other. when the big 4x4's are in the ditch, u just cruise on by. went hunting in eastern wa. last winter. had to travel through 1 1/2' of snow with 3' drifts 5 mls. on a farm rd. no problem...i like this car!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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Full 2004 Subaru Outback Review

What's New for 2004

Subaru commemorates 35 years of selling cars in the U.S. by offering a 35th anniversary special edition of the Outback H6-3.0 wagon, though this amounts to little more than a new alloy wheel design and a fender-mounted badge. Red Burl interior trim is new for the Outback this year, and six-cylinder models get restyled 16-inch wheels. L.L. Bean and Limited models get a new brown leather covering on the shifter handle, brake handle and steering wheel.

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dswiss
dswiss
09-09-2007
with 80,000 mi, and my friend (still) has a 2004 Outback. We both have had the same experiences, so these problems are certainly not isolated incidences. In fact, my mechanic told me that has seen al...


carol37
carol37
03-03-2009
I am wanting to purchase new tires for my 2004 Outback wagon. I think all weather. I bought studs for the winter and it cost me over $600.00 I think I was taken as I am a woman and dont really know ca...


angeldown
angeldown
01-26-2011
L.L. BEAN subaru outback 2001, 13W miles on it....