Pleased new Subie groupie
By Frmr SUV ownr on
2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
Previously owned a Ford Explorer so skeptical about power of 4cyl but you can't have it all and I have been pleasantly surprised with performance/gas mileage. Getting 20city/29 hwy and it's plenty zippy for that king of economy. Brakes a bit unresponsive/long braking distance, taking getting used to but drove in the Carolina mountains and handled like a dream.
Overall handling, classy interior, panoramic sunroof, roomy cargo area, gas mileage, comfortable for 5'3" smaller person.
Arm rests, upgrade stereo system, smaller key FOB or keyless entry/keypad makes sense for this type of car.