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2nd Review - 25,000 mile update
By David on 05/26/10 13:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

After driving my 2010 outback for 25,000 miles, I can honestly say this is a terrific car. Seats are comfortable, visibility is good, suspension is excellent on the often pot hole ridden roads I drive without being overly soft. The CVT tranny is awesome. My driving is mostly highway and suburban, not a lot of stop and go city driving or traffic jams. I average 30 mpg. Acceleration won't blow you away, but it is entirely adequate and the CVT's smooth power transmission moves the car just fine up to highway speeds. Can't forget Subaru's AWD system. Driving it in winter weather was amazing. Up the mountain in a snow storm - piece of cake. Build quality is excellent, no issues so far.
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Good Wagon
By Ben Smith on 05/22/10 15:44 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)

Review

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.
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Very well designed utility vehicle
By WD on 05/21/10 20:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Good interior design, not that kind of cheap plastic style as in Toyota Camry! Plenty of space, nice touch on the fine details, such lights in the cargo area, hooks for shopping bags, surround sound effect, auto-adjustment of audio volume based on speed, instantaneous and average MPG, etc. Good car-like suspension. Very quiet ride on local roads and highways. Very good gas mileage, 29 MPG after a week of daily commuting, 50% on state highway and 50% on local roads. Acceleration a bit slow with a 4cyl, not bad for an AWD of this size and this MPG.
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Solid, Fun to Drive
By Ringer on 05/18/10 18:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I picked up the new Outback during an intense Northern Ohio blizzard!! It was love at first drive. Handles great with the AWD; Solid feel; Very roomy back seat for kids, plus plenty of cargo space. I get lots of positive comments on the Outback from friends, as well as strangers! CVT took some getting-used-to, but like the salesman said, "it just goes!" Not a rocket by any means, but it seems to help on fuel. Mileage has been pretty good at around 26 mpg in the city.
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Nice Subaru
By Sean on 05/17/10 15:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Great little SUV, Very useful in everyday life. It just got back from its first road trip of 700 miles of mixed driving, and got 30.3 mpg!
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Needs redesign of back end
By Heather on 05/08/10 05:10 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

Review

Within a month of owning this car, the thin piece of trim above the rear hatch release snapped in half. To fix, the entire rear panel (with multiple parts, like the logo, lights, etc.) has to be bought: $400+. Thanks, Subaru. Why isn't this a large, solid panel? And why can't individual parts be purchased? Also, the hatch door can be difficult to close, making me repeatedly get out of the car to close the door. You have to slam it. Otherwise have loved the car. Road trip mileage of 34 mpg/500 miles on that tank! Previous car was 01 Forester with 180K.
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Need better seating
By Norman on 05/05/10 13:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Teenager driver wrecked our Grand Cherokee and we wanted good visibility, all wheel drive, heated seats and economy in replacement vehicle. Five months with Outback and wife still says every day "I love my car." Mileage hasn't been as good as we'd hoped, but the style, access, build quality and utility of the vehicle are perfect. Of course, i'm comparing it to a 13-year old jeep, but handling is quick and fun. It leans a little in cornering. Car runs down the highway like an eager hound with no complaint except for fear we might stop. I just feel smart in this car, like I made the right choice after much searching and pondering.
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Great car for tall drivers
By JRV on 04/30/10 20:18 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I can't tell you how many cars I sat in trying to find a comfortable driver's seat with good leg room (I'm 6'1"). The Outback is just perfect. Love the heated seats, the padded arm rests and the steering wheel stereo controls. Auto dimming mirror and puddle lights are also a nice touch. This car is so smooth on the road, but more than stiff enough on the off road bumps.
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poor redesign of oil drain plug washer
By bergerb2 on 04/28/10 04:16 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

first oil change - get oil on garage floor. think it's carelss cleanup. several weaks later - still fresh oil. back to dealer - and it's the crushable washer/gasket thatr was not seated correctly and/or overtorqued. told it needs to be replaced each time. seem to confirm on various web sites. design looks like the pull tab on a pop- top can. done to save money or enrich subaru dealers. either way it stinks.
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So far so very good
By Frank on 04/26/10 12:26 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Acceleration is better than expected. Very good suspensions make potholes bearable. Trunk size very nice. Easy to get in and out due to increased height. so far really liking the car.
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