2005 Subaru Outback 2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Love this Car!

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

262 Total Reviews

2.5i Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Love this Car!
By Pilgrim on


2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Traded in a 2004 Honda Civic EX at a LOSS to buy this car. At the time we bought the Civic this was our first choice, but the cost was prohibitive. Too bad we did not go with our first choice. If you live in the north this car is the best. Heated seats, wiper de-icers - all designed with us in mind but the AWD is INCREDIBLE! Have had it in 12 inches of fresh snow with NO wheel spin at all. Complaints of lace of power are not as apparent on the manual transmission. Fit & finish are excellent as are the extras such as heated mirrors and seats. No air leaks into the cabin on windy days. If you live in the Great White North and you are considering this car (in any form) BUY IT. You will NOT be disappointed.

Favorite Features

Without a doubt it has to be the AWD. Otherwise nothing shakes or rattles. Already have performed 1st oil change with ease. Service is easy with plenty of room to get to things under the hood. We were surprised at the smooth ride and handling. Love the slick, positive feel of the shift lever.

Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the hydraulic clutch. No feel at all. A cable works better and weighs less. Needs an arm rest on the center console. Cup holders need to be moved out of the way of the shifter.
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411