2006 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Solid Subaru
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2006 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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106 Total Reviews

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

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Solid Subaru
By ricardo on

Vehicle

2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

The car is solid as a vault and has been absolutely reliable. Plenty of power from the turbo 4, but the transmission is a little squishy on shifts. Great traction from the AWD, but the suspension is a little too soft for cornering. comfortable and quite ride. Car provides a feeling of confidence, and AWD is very effective since the 5 speed AT powers all wheels all the time (unlike the 4AT which is FWD biased). Mileage fairly poor ~20 overall, and never higher than 24 on highway. CD/radio a disappointment - rather mediocre custom built radio that can't be changed out or adapted for iPod.

Best Features

AWD and the turbo make the car useful and fun to drive. Auto dimming mirror, heated seats, power seats both sides, big sunroof, are great.

Worst Features

Use standard CD/radio or provide iPod/XM capability.
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