Used 2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i Consumer Reviews - 4 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2009 Subaru Outback - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

4 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Outback model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Surprised by Subaru
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Bird man
on

Vehicle

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Engine quality is terrible in these 2.5 engines. Please read all the reviews before you buy one. Blown head gaskets are the norm and repairs are $2500-3000 or a new engine for $4500. even at 110K the engine is gone. maintained regular and treated the car good but the seals in the engine went out earlier causing bad oil leaks then a cam issue and finished off the fun with a blown head gasket. Would not buy another Subaru ever


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Love it!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jack Mietus
on

Vehicle

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We loved our Subaru Outback!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Our Subaru
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jmk
on

Vehicle

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Nice but needs improvements
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ebomb
on

Vehicle

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

So far I would say that this car is good but not great. The boxer engine lacks torque. Going up hills requires lots of down shifting. My other cars have way more power and they have similar or smaller engines. The AWD is excellent and is the main reason I bought it. The OEM tires are not that good. They lasted about 18,000 miles before needing replacement. The gas mileage is not good. I get around 23 mph and for an engine that lacks power it adds injury to insult. The build quality is very good. No problems so far and seems tight. I like the way it handles. Very responsive and the steering feels tight. I think many of my issues have been addressed by the 2010 model.


Best Features

AWD, handling, reliability.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage and more powerful engine (yes there are better engines out there and get better mileage).


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT