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2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A) 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
This cars steering was so bad, with about a 1/2 inches of play at center that I took it back to O'Brien's in Fort Myers FL with less than 150 miles on it. I asked if I could get my 2009 Outback back. They said there was nothing they could do. They said my 09 Outback was sold back to Subaru, and gone. I later saw that it was in there back lot. So they lied. So I traded for a Hyudai until I can figure out what I want next. I lost about 10 to 12 thousand that weekend. I have had 45 new cars.
Not my old Outback.
Drive it home before you buy one.
2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A) 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
I wanted a family car/suv that drove like a sports car. This is the car chose. Fits the bill pretty well. I did research at Subaru outback.org and found a lot of them add a Subaru 19 mm rear sway bar kit ($72 online) that makes the car corner much flatter but still ride well. This 10 minute easy install job provided my family sports car. Best $72 upgrade ever. Dealership had no problem with the switch for warranty. Drives with a German feel now. Watch your speed, the car likes to be driven over 60 mph everywhere!
All wheel drive, good steering feel, quiet, does not lean much in turns, good ride, roomy, H6 engine feels like a V8, good gas mileage, I average 24 mpg, HK stereo, roof rack design, ground clearance, Subaru reliability & resale value.
Drivers seat memory, LED tail lights & turn signals, HID headlights, larger sunroof, make the 19 mm rear sway bar a factory standard instead of the thin 15 mm.
2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A) 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
We've had the car for 11 months now and are pleased with the performance and reliability. The only maintenance we've needed was 2 oil changes, the last included checking for 2 recall issues (neither was found on our car.) Cargo room is adequate although with 2 adults and 2 large dogs we did purchase a roof basket since we car camp frequently. No complaints about handling, in fact the car handles quite well, very fast off the line and easy to drive on winding roads. Much nicer to drive than the Xterra we had before although not as rugged.
Heated seats, navigation system, backup camera, folding roof crossbars.
More interior color choices. Tan is the only color that is allowed with the green exterior, not a great color with 2 dogs using the car (hard to keep clean.)
This is a great snow car, however it developed the well documented front end shimmy almost immediately. Many of the convenience and entertainment features are quirky or poorly implemented (such as a Nav system that is horrendous and can't be read with Polarized sunglasses). Subaru finally admitted that their proposed fix to the shimmy problem would not really fix the problem, so we traded the vehicle in. Gas mileage was mid-20's in town, 30 and up on the highway. Dealership process was generally poor. A road force balance would fix the shimmy for 1000 miles or so, then it returned with a vengeance. Proposed permanent fix involved almost entire steering system rebuild.
Beautifully implemented AWD, great gas mileage for an AWD car. Nice size cabin.
Subaru needs to greatly improve its Nav system. Voice recognition system is close to worthless. The endemic front end shimmy issue will leave you wanting to sell the vehicle sooner rather than later. Subaru's dealers (at least our dealer) are not up to the standards of Subaru or its demographic.
Purchased Limited 3.6 new, have driven 5950 miles, 19.5 mpg in town, 28 mpg highway, very quite even on the highway, Great SUV, would purchase again.
This is a wonderful car except for the navigation/audio system. However, the backup camera is a necessary. The navigation system is so bad that it is unusable in city traffic situations and is downright unsafe in it characteristics. It does not say street names, is unreadable in the sun or when you turn on your lights during the day, you cannot change or operate the nav system when you are moving. The audio system uses mhz instead of treble and bass settings. Also, no fix in sight! For the money, get aftermarket.
Seating is comfortable front and rear. Large adults can sit in the back seats with the front seat all the way back and have plenty of leg room. The Speaker quality is great.
Use an accepted industry standard system for the navigation and audio system. Allow the use of the system all the time.
This is the third Subaru I have owned and it is the best yet. Really enjoy the added room inside. I can find no quarrel with appearance inside or out. Drives very quite and assertive. Appears to be built as well as all previous Subaru's. Good maintenance and they just keep on running.
Size, appearance, engine performance, added features on steering wheel and a great sound system.
None with the car, but do have a concern with the industries move to so much computerized control
Nothing like this car on the market. Yes, there's other all wheel drive crossovers cars on the road. Nothing compares as versatile. Perfect car for a small family. Adj: Roomy, Luxurious, Sporty, Safe, Solid, Smooth, Design, Extremely Happy
Smooth ride, Comfortable seats, 3.6 H6 engine, design, stereo, bluetooth.
Fold in Mirrors, Temp Gage
I live in the pacific northwest where AWD is a must, and the outback exceeds my expectations. Snow, Rain, and sleet have no effect on this ride. It's simply a must in the rough weather. The Heated seats are a charm in the cold, plus they heat up fast.
Space and Cargo Room. AWD.
Adaptive Headlights with night vision.The dash is very ugly and needs to have leather instead of metal around the nav and on buttons.Heated and cooled cup holders. Heated+Cooled+Massaging Front+Rear seats.One touch windows.Refrigerator.Better Audio Option.Power Adjustable 1+2 Row. Rain Sensing wipers
I took delivery with only 3 miles on the vehicle and noticed a steering vibration. My dealer encouraged me to take delivery since the tires probably needed to be broken in. Anyways, the steering vibration is worse, and to date, nobody has the solution. It forces you to use 2 hands on the wheel at all times to ensure adequate control of the vehicle. This has been reported to SOA. Now I wait to hear what is the solution. Based on internet research, this is a common problem with several new outbacks. I have less than 1,000 miles on the vehicle to date. On the positive side, this model is a great improvement in the quality of interior finish including seat comfort and extra space from the 2008
Seat Comfort, Bluetooth, leather quality, additional space from previous models, good gas mileage
quality control from the factory
Purchased my first Subaru about a week ago, an Outback 3.6R Limited. Traded my 2004 Lexus RX330 in on this jewel. The Outback is awesome on the road; quiet, smooth and comfortable - quieter than the RX. Got the Nav system, and I like it a lot. And for those who have complained about not being able to make Nav and Bluetooth selections while driving, get over yourself! It's a safety issue! This is the most fun-to-drive car I have ever owned, and the fact that it takes regular gas is great. I look forward to many adventures with "Alice" (as in Alice Springs, located in the Australian Outback). I even have a mascot for Alice's back seat - a small stuffed Kangaroo, named "Subie-roo"
Smooth transmission; great aerodynamics, helped by the cross-bars to the roof-rack being stored inside the rails. Also like the responsiveness - very quick. And boy is it ever zippy! Watch out when you press the accelerator, 'cause this baby's going to GO!!
Please, please, please light the homelink buttons on the rear-view mirror! They are hard to find as you drive into your driveway after dark. Memory for driver's seat would be nice, also. Everything else is great!
Took almost 12 weeks from order date until delivery, but was really worth the wait. This is by far the best vehicle I've ever owned, I love driving it. Drives like a much more expensive vehicle. Very responsive acceleration and braking. 3.6 engine has great power and still gets very good gas mileage, avg 21 mpg in city. Extremely comfortable seats. Excellent sound system. Performance in snow is outstanding. Holds the road like a magnet even in deep snow. Hands free phone system is disappointing, not easy to program or use. Heated seats work great but would prefer they turn off automatically when engine is turned off.
Very comfortable seats, electronic button for emergency break, good sound system, good gas mileage, very quiet, lots of power, excellent performance in snow/mud, feel safe when I'm in it.
Better hands-free phone system, seat warmers turn off when engine is turned off, fold away outside mirrors, better rear visibility
Sports Wagons are the thinking man's or women's SUV as they are roomy, environmentally friendly and much more fuel efficient. The new Subaru Outback is tomorrows car, today; at an affordable price point , with lots of comfort, value, high quality fit & finish. The ride is smooth over bumps and New York being the pothole capital of the world, the Outback makes driving a relaxing and less jarring event. The fuel economy is decent, not the 30mpg we want,still the v6 engine is quiet and powerful. The car has surprisingly fast pickup conquers steep hills with a full trunk with ease, fits in any environment, from long island's gold coast, to uptown Manhattan, without causing undue attention.
The car is an executive dream, handles well with a small turning radius, good sound system, comfortable seats and lots of room for five adults. It is a quiet car and interior and exterior fit & finish excellent. The car can take the perform responsively when loaded down with people and cargo.
30 Miles per gallon or better city has to be the goal, gas is a dwindling commodity and true luxury today means investing your cash to build wealth not handing it over at the pump. Also a pop up third row seat, and better reading lights would be helpful.
Traded a 2002 Honda CR-V manual for the 3.6R Outback auto. I live on an acreage and drive gravel every day, plus after this winter realized I needed the ground clearance. With snow tires (must have) it will be a tank. Most CUVs have gotten lower to the ground; Subie is tops here. Love the smooth, quiet power of the flat six; wish the engine came with a manual but paddle shifters will help wean me from my manual preference. I still have a Miata stick so ok compromise.
Ground clearance combined with flat six and decent gas mileage; heated seats; Azurite Blue with light interior is handsome; upgraded Harman Kardon (the lower model stereos are poor); image and usability as an outdoor person's vehicle. Should be as reliable as my past Hondas/Acura.
Styling is subjective and it grew on me - front end a bit awkward. Manual with six cylinder; folding mirrors; operate radio presets from the steering wheel; body side molding, some interior bits could be higher quality. All are minor gripes - great car!
This is my second Subaru. Had a Legacy wagon previously and loved it. The new 3.6R outback I bought is higher but more powerful. Love the paddle shift and handling. Highly recommended. The version I purchased has identical power seats on both sides (no height problems here).
AWD, 256hp, paddle shift, spacious cabin, cross bar storage in roof rack, handling (especially winter/icy roads), etc
Better fuel economy. Various other manufacturers are able to squeeze better mileage out of high HP engines... why can't Subaru? Especially considering this is a "new" engine (from the Tribeca...)
At 203 miles, driving 20 mph on residential streets, the transmission stuck in 1st gear with numerous lights on. Undocumented limp home mode? Dealer "service" dept gave me a chat line to call instead of road side assistance. Ridiculous and dangerous non support. 24 hrs in shop and they still don't know what went wrong.
Feels substantial inside.
1. Build car that works after purchase. 2. Inform your service people of road side assist number and suggest they don't give joke numbers to customers in need.
My fourth Subaru and thus far my favorite. This car is "tight" and well built. The 3.6 is a strong, smooth engine that works well with the 5 speed auto. The navigation system is easy to use and the Harman Kardon stereo sounds great. Interior room is MUCH improved over previous generations and overall it is well laid out. As one would expect this car handles the snow and cold with ease and is a blast to drive.
This car is a great value. Top notch build quality, quiet ride, strong engine, easy to use navigation system, great sounding stereo, rear seat legroom, comfortable seats.
Lose the fuel economy gauge (it's a gimmick) and replace with engine temp gauge. Lighted Homelink buttons, memory driver's seat and folding mirrors.
This is my first Subaru and I was attracted by the redesign. Overall, I like the car, but don't LOVE it like I loved my past VWs. The GPS system cannot be programmed while the car is moving, not even by a passenger. So, if I'm driving and need to change course, even by simply pressing a button for a previous destination or home, the car has to come to a stop, which means pulling to the side of the road if on the highway. Also, there is very limited iPod control when the vehicle is moving. You can change songs on a playlist, but cannot change the playlist while moving, forcing me to unplug my iPod to change lists and then plug it back in, or pull over. That seems MUCH safer...
Roomy, good price, regular gas.
Better tailgate latch, fold-back mirrors, driver's seat memory, automatic door locks, improved GPS and iPod control.
Just picked up the new subaru. Hard to find six cylinder ltd, but in my opinion the six cylinder is the way to go for highway driving. Drove both the 4 cyl and 6 cylinder and the 6 had a lot less road noise and seemed more solid. Drive both before you buy and you will see what I mean, and you can decide if the extra cost of the 6 is worth it. The interior is very comfortable. It would help if the passenger seat had a height adjustment like the drivers seat. It may be cramped for taller passengers if the sunroof option is added. Looked at a lot of suvs and the subaru seemed like a great value for what you get. Try one
looks, price, solid feel when driving
passenger seat height adjustment
Purchased a 2010 Outback recently after owning an RX 330 for the past 6 years. I must admit that both my wife and I felt a bit uneasy contemplating moving "down" from a luxury name plate but we couldn't be more pleased with our decision. We went with the less fuel efficient but more fun to drive 6 cyl. It combines performance, safety, comfort, and utility in a sensibly sized and priced package. Our first family vehicle was a 1985 subie that we loved but grew out of. After driving mini vans and various SUV's it is nice to know that you can go "home" and enjoy the experience. I recommend the 2010 Outback Highly!
6 cyl engine, traction, solid build quality, comfortable seats, bluetooth, stereo system with ipod jack.
driver seat memory, folding side mirrors, back-up camera & temp gauge.
First time owners of a Suburu. We love how quiet it is! Handles great in the snow. Driver side very comfortable. Need 8-way passenger seat! Would also like to see memory driver seat, heated steering wheel, lighted Home-link buttons, and folding mirrors. Love it.
Quiet ride. Interior room. Bluetooth feature. Heated seats. The engine is awesome.
Definitely need 8-way passenger seat with lumbar for long rides! Heated steering wheel. Folding mirrors. Memory driver seat. Lighted Home-Link buttons.
Excellent power to weight ratio, comfortable and luxurious interior (as good as a luxury make). The leather is a bit tougher than previous limited models (a good thing since it will last longer). Bluetooth and media hub work effortlessly and upgraded stereo is nice. 5 speed transmission is smooth, much better than the 4 speeds. Heated seats are nice. The all wheel drive is top of its class and the ride is comfortable (though not as engaged as you would experience in an impreza, etc). Sheet metal feels a bit thin and cheaper when compared to the German competition.
Media Hub/stereo, smooth and quite ride, interior fit and finish/room, electronic parking brake with hill holder is great (and the free space in the center is well utilized), side nets, puddle lights, wheel arch molding and bumper cover provide a nice rugged look, value at this price point.
Nav without moonroof option, folding mirrors!!! Temperature gauge, new car smell is a bit strong.
I've only had my new Outback for a few weeks (600 miles), but it has been great. I was looking for something with a good AWD capability for driving up to Lake Tahoe in the winter, and one that would be pretty capable off-road, while having fairly car-like driving attributes, and better gas mileage than the full-size SUV I was replacing. The Outback scores on all aspects. Instead of being a compromise crossover that doesn't excel at anything, it is a vehicle that is truly a pleasure to drive in any environment. It satisfies my engineer's need for utility and practicality, while still being very entertaining to drive. The 3.6 H6 engine is very smooth and strong, with decent mileage.
Lots of smooth power. I'm beating the EPA ratings of 18/25 mpg even with the initial tankfuls. Not a sports car, obviously, but handling is quite agile and well-controlled for a vehicle with this much room. Limited leather interior is very nice. The H-K premium sound system sounds great.
It would be nice if the outside mirrors folded in. Memory for the power seats (and mirror settings) should have been available. The retractable roof rack bars are nice, although I understand why people who already own roof cargo boxes and other racks are not thrilled.
Purchased as Company Car under reimbursement program... love 6 cyl engine, and height off ground. Feel very safe commuting long distances. Purchased for safety factor yet am impressed with comforts like excellent heated cloth seats, and bluetooth ease of use. Also get many comments on look & style... wife just got luxury SUV that costs twice as much yet we seem to drive the Subaru equally as often!
Comfort of seats, bluetooth ease of use, acceleration on highway and quiet.
Rearview mirror seems very cheap. Will purchase homelink mirror next week. Also a power tailgate would be excellent.
I have 2000 miles on new outback. The 3.5 engine/automatic matchup is a perfect combination... getting 26 mph with all kinds of power and acceleration. Car handles well in high water with no hydroplaning. I live in snow zone, looking forward to experiencing its reputation as a snow machine. Very comfortable cabin and with the limited accessories it offers all one needs. Recommend this vehicle as a great deal for all around uses.
blue tooth, heated mirrors (should be break-aways), heated seats, great fuel economy, quiet and smooth ride, amazing engine performance mpg and power
break-away mirrors, digital speedometer read out, temperature gauge for engine and trans
We've had our 3.6 Limited Outback for three weeks now and couldn't be happier. The ride is solid and quiet, and the suspension is compliant yet conveys sufficient road feel to keep the driver involved. The fit and finish of the interior are first rate: the buttons and dials are uncomplicated and intuitive, and the seats are well designed, comfortable and provide plenty of support. The 3.6 liter engine supplies ample power for a car this size, and it has a refinement I didn't expect. Subaru has built a well-thought-out car which has certainly resonated with us and raised the bar for this category.
The puddle lights - which illuminate the ground under the door sills when exiting - are a great idea. We also like the paddle shifters for going up/down hills in manual mode, and the steering wheel which both tilts and telescopes. Dual climate zones also a plus.
Provide exterior rear-view mirrors that fold in. Put turn-signal lights on the mirrors. Lose the MPG gauge in the instrument cluster and replace it with a temperature gauge.
Our 2005 Forester was in an accident so we test drove the new Subaru's and were thoroughly impressed with the 2010 Outbacks. The 4 cyl didn't have enough power for us, so we went w/ the 3.6. Didn't like the fabric on the seats on the Premium models, and we needed bluetooth, side view mirror defrost & auto climate control, so we went with the Limited. Outstanding redesign, plenty of power, good fuel economy, extremely comfortable interior, very quiet (much improved w/o the frameless windows). One thing to look out for, these 3.6 engines can have a fairly bad hesitation when accelerating from low speeds. Many may not notice it, but I trust/hope there will be a TSB fix from Subaru.
Interior and silk smooth overall engine performance.
Fixing the hesitation (drive by wire programming) that occurs when acceleration from slow speeds.
My 96 Outback was superb for its time but was underpowered without a turbo. The new 3.6 engine and 5 speed auto are perfectly matched to deliver seamless power. The new design is superb and still retains the Subaru qualities we valued in past models. I only have a few hundred miles so far but really enjoy driving it every day.
Fit and finish, good visibility, instrument panel well laid out.
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon in NJ is: