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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I've driven my 2011 Subaru Outback about 1000 miles so far. Bought it used with 37K miles. I was at first hesitant to jump in for this crossover, but decided to give it a shot. I'd say that CVT transmission and some Subaru quirks are something that I needed to get used to, but once I was acclimated, driving any other car is not fun any more. I love the spaciousness of the interior, and the performance of the AWD and boxer engine. You get respectable gas mileage at around 25 miles combined. Everything the Edmonds / CR experts talk about is spot-on, but nothing that you'd want to worry about. I love driving this thing around my town and can't wait for next road trip!
Interior Design Standard Options in Limited Package Ride Comfort CVT Performance / Fuel Efficiency Cargo Space
Seat Comfort (Leather) Could be more nimble / agile
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I remember reading that the Subaru Outback is good at everything but great at nothing before I bought one a year ago. This is very accurate except in terms of reliability and mud handling. Being from northern California I do not experience snow but I can attest to its mud ability, which is excellent (be sure to turn traction control off). I have pulled Sea Doo boats and Yamaha Jet Skis with ease, surprising for a 4 cylinder, but it was competent as long as the load wasn't over 2500lbs. Ride and comfort could not be better (it beats my 2000 BMW 328i by a long shot). I could not wish for a better car, only thing are a few rattles and squeaks which I hate and its exterior looks suck.
AWD, Gas Milage, Comfort, Heated mirrors, windshield de-icers, Harmon Kardon sound system, towing, roof rack system, interior storage, heated seats, interior space, head/ fog lights.
Exterior looks, a few squeaks and rattles could be fixed.
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
Fabulous Mileage for a 3400lb SUV...better than my CRV by 20%!! Just put on my first 8,000 km (90%hwy/10% City) or 5000 miles by driving to calgary,salt lake, sedona,LA,etc and back to Vancouver,BC. I used AVERAGE 7.0 l/100km...that's 34 us mpg or 41 canadian mpg for 5000miles. At one point when I kept speed downto 60mph I averaged 39usMPG or 47 cdn MPG for 200 miles. Car is very comfortable with best leg room ever( 6,3inches...my crv sucks in comparison) for long drives. Fantastic Car!!!Suggest you rename car as SUPARU
Moving from a Chevy HHR to the larger, heavier, AWD Subaru I thought we would get a little worse gas mileage, but NO, it gets better mileage. We typically see 30mpg in or rural area of Upstate NY. Very comfortable and a pleasure to drive. We feel very confident that we can travel just about anywhere in any weather without fear of getting stuck.
CVT transmission with the paddle shifters. Love to use them. Power up and down on drivers window with just a touch. Lights are excellent...both interior and exterior. Seats are very comfortable and adjust every which way you can imagine. Tilt AND telescope wheel. Looks to be very serviceable. Underhood room to access components looks excellent. Very quiet interior. Almost no wind noise at highway speeds. Love the flashing light on the remote start button that tells you the vehicle is actually running.
Speed variable wipers. Remote start that doesn't shut off when you open the door. Full rear wheelwell protection. The fender lip is exposed to the elements and looks to be an easy place for rust to start. Auto lights too sensitive, come on even if you go under a bridge. Auto off should function when key is left in ignition and engine turned off. When you pull in the garage, lights come on and you must pull the key out of the ignition or the lights will stay on. Driver 1 and driver 2 settings. Driver sideview mirror auto dimmer to eliminate glare from approaching headlights. Auto locking. Ability to customize features.
I bought this Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited with moonroof package to replace my 2000 Honda Civic 2Dr EX coupe. We are going to use the vehicle for our winter ski trip and short range family vacation. So far I have 1200 miles on it. It average around 25miles per gallon for daily driving. This is the one if you are looking for reliable, AWD, and value. The auto climate control for the limited is a little bit weak on Auto. I have to increase the fan speed by two notches.
Auto dim rearview mirror, backup camera and gas efficiency.
Automatic setting for climate control, additional auto dim mirror for the side mirrors.
I now own my first Subaru Outback for just a week and already want to get rid of it. One huge factor... the seat headrests are horrible. Have now, after purchasing the car, found several blogs citing the same problem. The headrests lean too far forward making my neck ache - and I cannnot find a comfortable position. I now need to find someone to fix it or i will be getting rid of it after just a week of ownership. Also - a minor complaint - the Nav system is goofy. Takes different disks for different parts of the country instead of one simple system like Garmin. So, living on the edge of their regions - I have to keep switching disks. goofy.
I had wanted to love this car but the problem with the seat head rests is overshadowing all of the good points.
Fix the horrible seat head rests and start using a normal Nav system. Other than that - the car is fine and a joy to drive.
Though I found following features are missing, still love it. 1. Speedometer is so small and not easy to read as compare to other cars. I have no clue why there is a fuel economy meter; when there is an option to see fuel average next to digital clock. 2. AC options are limited and not completely described in the manual. Manual doesnt say how to change the Auto mode to manual mode. I accidently discovered that. 3.There is no Service Reminder available and you need to remember the service dates/miles etc. 4.Seats are comfortable but not long enough to give you thigh support. 5.No auto lock feature. 6.GPS is a jock not enough features.
1. Good quality Leather seats. 2. Smooth ride, I got a chance to drive a loaner with 6000 miles on its and the ride was very smooth, hope mine would be same after those many miles. 3. Great Harmon Kardon system. 4. Media hub 5. lots of leg room. 6. Off Road capabilities 7. fuel ecnomy
1. I hope they will make better Instrument panel. 2. Auto Lock feature 3. Better GPS 4. HD radio. 5. Memory Seats
I purchased my Vehicle in June 2010. It's the 2011 Limited AWD 2.5 4Cylinder engine. Subaru Dealer has been the most attentive, most friendly, best ever Dealership I have ever delt with in my entire life of owning cars. Acceleration / power is great, car rides very smooth, very solid car, very quiet, comfortable, it's tons of fun to drive especially in snow puts many other cars and 4x4's to shame plus I can average 31mpg due to the way the engine is so perfectly mated to that CVT. This is an exceptional vehicle inside and out, built quality remarkable, value is outstanding. Service from dealer on scale of 1-10 is an ELEVEN !! Outback is an extremely good vehicle.
I love everything about the car, the exterior design is flawless, and the interior design was executed with great attention to detail. Thing I like most is it's snow handling capability - the AWD. It's truly an AWD vehicle, only Subaru knows how to built them where as everyone else pretends to have this capability. The other thing I love is the CVT transmission and the great gas mileage I get. The power is unbelievable. I've driven both forester with 2.5 4cyl with regular automatic. CVT has more power and better gas mileage hands down much better performance and value.
Yes, how about ventilation control for rear seat passengers like in the Venza???
I purchased a 2011 Subaru Outback in June, the car seems to be fine except that I bought the car for highway and off road driving. Unfortunatley I found out that the NEW SUBARU IS NOT CAPABLE OF BACKING OVER A 5" CURB FROM A STOP!!! THE CVT DOES NOT PROVIDE REVERSING POWER TO GET OVER CURB. A supervisor at Subaru America has stated that the car is not expected to be able to clear objects 5" tall in reverse without having momentum to car the car over the object. If you shift into reverse and try to back over a curb the pedal will go to the floor and the car will go NOWHERE without starting momentum. The car has severly limited torque in reverse and cannot be trusted!!!!
Give car the ability to back over 5" objects from a stop... this is a FREAK Outback which can't handle backing over something 5" tall -- TOTALLY HONEST POST HERE..
This vehicle is a great value. Extremely comfortable, balanced ride on the highway, and for the amount of space, extremely fuel efficient. Left my home in Louisville for Monroe, LA with less than 500 miles on odometer. Driving at 75mph with the AC on, we got 28.9 mpg for the 1,400 miles roundtrip. That came to about 50 gallons of reg. gas; compared to 69 gallons of premium used by our '08 Mazda CX7 on our last trip.
The drivetrain is very smooth; no shifting noted on the CVT, and the engine never lost momentum, even on steep grades. The front seats are particularly comfortable; my wife really liked the reclining features of the shotgun seat. You can virtually recline fully. Trunk configuration. I prefer the wagon type trunk, (larger footprint), over the SUV type shape of most crossovers, (less sq feet of footprint, with a taller space). You can put more cargo in without obstructing rearward view.
Anything I would change would only be nitpicking.
We have an '08 Impreza OBS and an '09 WRX with lottsa mods. Both great cars. I needed a comfy adult vehicle to replace my just sold F250 pwrstroke diesel. I opted for the mileage and utility of the Outback Limited,moon, HK,Sat,camera. With 1400 miles and just returning from a ski trip where I average just under 30 mpg over the Cascades, I am very happy. I questioned my not buying the 3.6 for the first 1k miles until the 2.5i loosened up a bit. From experience I know the Subies don't really break in until close to 5k miles. This car is tight, very comfortable, and actually handles decently now that I'm getting used to how to toss it. Only gripe..hard plastic dash.
Comfort, quiet, mileage. I've owned Lexus and Mercedes, Audi....every time I see one I ask "is that worth more than twice the entry fee? Answer, No! Not in this world economy especially. Finally, we even get a decent (HK) sound system in a Subie, and a dash that doesn't rattle. Overall a very well rounded vehicle for $30k!
How much more could some soft touch material on the dash cost Subaru per vehicle? Maybe $23.00? I'd prefer a real parking brake....but give me time, I will get used to it.
Bought a 2011 limited at the end of Sept 2010 and drove it to Southwest Florida from MD. Mileage was 30mpg on the interstate. Locally I am getting 26+ in combined driving. Seats are wonderful times 10 exp 100. The only thing I don't like is the cheap radio display which can not show the majority of the letters of the artist or song title. We have the technology! I experienced the vibration, caused by conti tires that could not be balanced. Two tires were replaced at 3500 miles. Did I say the seats are fantastic? It takes some time to get use to the rea view camera in the rearview mirror
Seats mpg smooth ride capacity
Better radio display, lighten vehicle weight by 200 pounds, add turn signal indicators in the exterior mirror housings
My wife & I bought a 2011 Outback 2.5i Limited to help keep the miles off our 2008 Jeep JK with 114k on it already. I love my Jeep and it truly is the best 4wd out there but since driving the Outback I have become spoiled. The quality of ride is something I didnt expect out of this vehicle. Driving the exact same roads and paths I have taken for the past 3 years its a completely different feel. Many bumps/dips that I knew were there in other vehicles seemingly dissapear or become so minimal its outstanding. I am pretty large and I fit very easily in the new Outback. At 6'1 I dont even have to have the seat all the way back to fit. The doors/seals are very very good. Very good fit n finish.
Very smooth ride, dampens sharp bumps, potholes and off-road is unusually smooth; backup camera with sunroof/dimming mirror package is really great; Chose the 4 cylinder model and has plenty of power to scoot around the mountain terrain of Western North Carolina; 4cyl model has engine space and easy access maint. -very very roomy inside, Driver & Passenger area has a great deal of space. Already getting 29.4MPG on the highway and vehicle has less than 500miles. Not yet broken in and have not yet changed to synthetic oils. Bluetooth and interior features are very useful; I am 6'1, 350lbs and there is still more room to go back in the front seats; seemingly endless storage space in the trunk
Manual tranny was preferred but could not find ANYWHERE without special ordering; Give options for different tire choices at the dealer; OEM tires are fine but other snow/offroad choices would be nice; A 4-Lo option would be very welcome so when in 1st gear down a steep grade (in snow) would be usable vs the vehicle increasing speed regarless of staying in 1st gear; I own a 4x4 Jeep JK and was hoping the engine breaking on the AWD would be like the Jeep in a manual tranny; would like to see a deeper center console storage area.
We bought a 2011 Outback Limited last month. The seating and cabin room are very comfortable for long trips (two so far), and there is plenty of space for dogs, kids and gear. Our gas mileage has averaged 30/21. We test drove several vehicles including the Kia Sportage and Sorrento, the Ford Escape and Edge, and the Subaru Forester before deciding on this one. The Outback Ltd was the most comfortable, the perfect size and nicely appointed. I love the back up camera. And given the AWD it's a pretty smooth ride. My only complaint is the radio, which can hardly be called a sterero system. There is not a lot of robustness to it. Everything else about the car is wonderful.
The style and interior are less rugged-looking (more elegant) than the Forester. The seating is very comfortable, the interior has plenty of room - even in the back seat area - and storage space. I appreciate the back up camera although it takes some getting used to. The Bluetooth is nice. One feature that will come in handy is the luggage rack which can be adjusted to accommodate any kind of roof storage unit (going from two bars that run from front to back to two bars that run across the roof).
The stereo system - I use the term loosely - is not great, despite having 6 speakers.
We bought our Subaru just one month ago. Still love to take it out on the road any chance we get. Can't believe how smooth the CVT trans is. The boxer engine is plenty strong enough for this auto. Responds nicely when the step on it even a little. I always opt for the more powerful 6 cylinder when it is available. Although, we stayed with the four on this one due to rising fuel costs. Glad we did as this crossover tops the list in fuel conservation. Our main reason for trading in our Toyota Rav4 was driver seat comfort. With Subaru not an issue the seats are great and taking it out for a few hours doesn't effect my back as others have. This is a sleek well built SUV, I am thoroughly enjoying
Rear view camera in mirror and leather interior are an excellent combination. Radio is awesome, sounds great with satellite radio. Love classic rock and the station choice is nice.
Maybe automatic steering wheel tilt and telescope as my Tudra has. Other than that the Subaru is awesome and needs nothing else.
Bought Ruby January 3, 2011 after 3-month search. Considered Santa Fe, Sorento, Mazda CX-7, Rav-4, CR-V. Liked the lower profile vs. the taller SUV types, yet has good visibility and elevated driving position. Was worried 2.5 might not be peppy enough, but it's fine, especially for fiancee, who loves the car. I Like the CVT just fine, although I drove the 6-cyl too and really liked that engine. With gas heading back up it just made more sense to get the 2.5. Of all the cars I drove Ruby had the best balance. That is, she's comfortable, looks good, practical, has great storage, should be reliable, gets great gas mileage for a car in this class, has good technology and build quality.
Comfortable seats and ride Good build quality CVT Bluetooth hands-free works great. But I didn't realize radio must be on for incoming calls to be answered through steering wheel controls. Plenty of storage Back-up camera is a nice touch
The upgraded stereo, while better than the base model, is not quite as good as I hoped. Maybe it lacks hi definition, as another reviewer said. But fiancee listens mostly to talk radio on XM, which is great, so it's not too big a deal. Ruby has a little more road noise than I'd prefer, though not nearly as much as Toyota or Honda.
I bought the Outback 2.5i after an accident in the snow (hit and run) that left my Prius on the side while I was going 5 mph. I was looking for an AWD wagon for under 30k that could fit my family of three and two mid size dogs. Requirements were simple: I had to be able to sit behind myself, and there needed to be enough headroom so that my head did not hit the roof. Wants were good radio, quiet highway ride, fuel economy and performance. The needs narrowed it down to a few cars, most of which had too high of a center of gravity. Only the outback and forester made the initial cut. I chose the outback limited because it felt like it was designed to be upscale. 2.5i to keep it under 30k
Fit and finish are excellent. Interior feels luxury. I am not sure how it will hold up, though. Radio is the best oem I have had. I am happy with the fuel economy: 20 around town, and close to 30 on the highway. Highway noise is low. Seats are comfortable. Easy entry and exit.
I would like a tighter suspension. I know I do not have a performance car, but It would be nice to have a better ride. I would like to have the option of the 2.5 turbo. The sun roof shrunk from the previous version.
After two years of research on which cross-over vehicle to buy I am proud to say I chose the Subaru Outback. I have the limited 2.5 edition. For a guy with back problems I am very pleased w/ the comfort of the seats. I find the layout of the controls very easy to use and the bluetooth handless free phone system works great. I got to test the Subaru in this years' blizzard the day after Christmas and the Subaru dominated. Able to drive safely and comforably at 40-45 mph in blizzard conditions w/out slipping. Its my first subaru and it won't be my last.
AWD in snow and off-roading capabilities; comforable seating; storage capacity.
I know its a heavy load, but to slightly improve its gas-mileage.
It has been 3 months and almost 2000 miles since I purchased my new Subaru. The biggest road test occurred when my wife and I traveled to Louisville from Atlanta in rare Southeast snow. The Outback gave us both a great deal of confidence on the road. It handles excellent in snow and ice. My only complaint at this point is that the ride is bit less stable on sharper turns at higher speeds, but that is a small sacrifice. The gas mileage has ranged from 25 to 32 on the highway--usually depending on the use of cruise control and speed. I thought it would consistently be around 30 but have been a little disappointed. Love the audio and GPS system
Stereo, seats, GPS navigation with voice activation
MPG gauge wears thin after a few months; it's not as useful as I once thought.
Just brought home the new baby. Traded in my 2007 Outback which had nothing wrong with it at all! I was seeking more room, as we travel a lot. We carry two kayaks across the country with us and these are the best vehicles. The new car is huge! I have more head room than I have every experienced before. The fit and finish is great, handling crisp, features are abundant. This is a lot of car for the money. My husband has a 2009 Forrester and loves it. We are truly a Subaru couple.
Interior room, cargo space, ground clearance, great HK stereo, interior lighting, long distance drive comfort and gas mileage.
Got nothing for you so far, stay tuned!
Took delivery of a new 2011 2.5i Limited Outback today. I am stunned that it didn't come with high definition radio. Their touted upgraded stereo system lacks this basic feature that I've been enjoying in my old Honda Civic for years! It's the equivalent of buying a higher-end model to discover that it comes with crank windows. I can't believe that there is no HD radio! Small things like the lack of a change holder are also annoying. The optional remote engine starter is programed to shut off the engine when the door is opened, so using the remote engine starter requires two separate engine starts to get underway. If I'd understood all of the wear and tear, I'd have passed on it.
Subaru should check the calendar, realize that it's 2010, and add HD radio in the upgraded systems. Add a change holder for tolls and drive-throughs. Having the engine cut off when the door is opened is security overkill.
After 4,500 miles I am truly impressed. Unlike my 2002 CR-V our Limited is a full-sized, luxury car which is smooth and quiet on the road. While the CVT took some getting used to, the great mpg (25.5 city & 33 highway) is a wonderful surprise! It feels more like a wagon than an SUV. So far none of the problems reported by 2010 owners. Can't wait to go to Mammoth soon and try out the awd!
MPG, CVT, comfort, cargo room, sound system with USB input & satellite radio, dual trip meters with MPG, and the security of awd! Despite the equipment limitations noted, the fold-away cargo rack is practical.
While handling is generally good it leaned too much in sharp, fast turns so I installed the rear STI 19mm sway bar. Very easy to diy in 30 minutes without jacking the car. Detailed instructions online. This mod really helps! The navi & audio are a pain because you have to be stopped to make changes
Get in, start up, buckle up, brake release - GO! I feel like Top Gun behind the wheel. Safety, technology, economy, features, price - winning combination. Everything but Nav, and my Android takes care of that. Retiring in January; from the Upper Midwest to FLA for the Last Shuttle launch. No interstates if I can help it. I have already driven 4500 mi. in three months, and got 28 mpg mixed driving. Winter gas has taken that down a notch or two, but who's counting. Big (unexpected) snow storm last week demonstrated the Subie's pedigree to my complete satisfaction. Remote start and heated seats - oh yeah! Great visibility, and room for this 6'5" male. Etc etc etc - loving it all.
CVT silkiness, H-K Premium with Satellite XM (unexpected audio quality), iPod touch (Media Hub) & two cell phone connectivity with Bluetooth. Auto dual zone climate control is techno magic. Homelink, autodimming rear mirror, back up camera, and a styling sense that keeps "changing." Factory hitch.
Visor range hampered when swung to the driver's side window. "Oh God" bar in the way.
I have spent the past two months methodically reviewing, test-driving, and evaluating vehicles that I would consider appropriate for a growing family. I narrowed the choice down to the following four vehicles: Honda CR-V, Honda Odyssey, Subaru Outback, and Kia Sorento. The CR-V sounded so noisy on the test drives and the interior seemed a bit cheap in comparison to the other vehicles so it fell off the list. The Oddessey had a great ride, but the price was pushing 36,000 or higher out the door. I pained over the remaining two, and after reading all the customer reviews available I ruled out the Kia Sorento because of miscellaneous reported problems. Over the next year I plan to write 3 reviews
Reported fuel economy, Out the Door price of 32,700 including taxes, licensing, registration (Power moonroof and nav with puddle lights, splash guards, Cargo net, all weather mats), in the Southeastern US.
I will be reporting more over the next year. I am starting out high with the ratings and we will see what happens in the next 12 months.
Love my 2011 Outback Limited. Size, handling, CVT, and comfort are great. Loved the gas mileage until there was a recall for updating the software for the pollution control system. Letter said it would not affect mileage. That was not the case. I had a significant drop in highway, city, and combined driving mpg. I have just gotten excuses from customer service. This is my sixth Subaru and I have been an advocate for years, but his situation is disappointing. Has anyone else had this problem?
Put the software back to original specs. I'm sure it passed EPA standards when it first came off the assembly line.
Traded in a 2007 Passat, really wanted a car with AWD that was safe and had good gas mileage. Although I doubt if I will get any speeding tickets with my Subaru it is a great car...I had trouble getting the Bluetooth to work; had to get a new phone and that was an aggravation. Love the seating position and the lack of blind spots. Love the sparkly gray paint. Can't wait to see how it handles in the snow, but during a few torrential downpours it handled quite impressively.
LOVE the seating position, the compass in the mirror and the leather heated seats.
Get rid of the stupid mpg (gauge) and get a temperature gauge and some useful gauges. Also would appreciate auto up/down windows all around, and auto door locks when car starts moving. I also think all cars should have blinkers in the side mirrors for safety. Would appreciate a full size spare.
After my sister test drove the Legacy, i was impressed and had to have one. Needed the space of the Outback, so traded my '10 Altima. Great Seats, backup camera. Gas mileage from MD to FL was 29 MPG at 70+ mph. I don't drive a true city, but getting 23-24 in and around, good for a car that weights 3500 lbs. I have about 2500 miles on it now. Got the Black, yea, i know, FL, hot, humid hard water, but it looks sharp. Car floats into turns, guess due to the weight and the tires. Wonder if a set of Mich. will resolve this?
Seats, stereo, auto climate control, backup camera
Reduce the weight a few 100 pounds; the radio RDS can not show the full artist or song title. It is only software and an easy mod to the radio [Altima has this]; drive; seat needs storage netting on back; finally an Intelli key would be great [like the Altima and the RAV4 limited and BMWs].
First and second Subaru were winners , and so is my third Subaru. thought the 2.5L engine would be too small for this vehicle but to my surprise, it isn't. the cvt trans is smooth and i am getting 25 mpg. mixed city and hwy. not bad for a big awd vehicle. it is a very comfortable ride like a luxury car but the price is affordable. interior and exterior design is nicely done. the interior finish looks like too much plastic, but so what, the price makes up for it. i am sure it will have Subaru like reliability. looking forward to many years of fun in this car.
upgraded stereo navi system and steering wheel controls
ac and heat vents in rear and power back door would be great. engine temperature gauge would be nice.
This is the most cost effective car on the market today. It is a luxury universal in the city, fully capable SUV in rural areas, yet fuel efficient and affordable. Was shopping for a crossover for at least 4 month. Test drove Venza, Rav4, HR-V, Sportage2011, Forester, InfinityEX35. Almost bought the Infinity for the driving impressions and design. But ended up with Outback. No regrets. Did 2700 miles so far in the Salt Lake City area. Mileage as advertised 24 to 32. Climbed the hill where Ford Explorer has to backed up, and crossed the deep river where only serious SUV has courage to go. Accelerate to 100mls/hr and had no vibrations with avg noise. Roomy, comfortable, well thought vehicle.
CVT with paddle shifters, back-up camera, HK sound with satellite radio (a must outside the city), AWD, wood- like interior, reclined rear seat, paddle lights, interior design and cargo room. Gas Mileage!
Only minor: A/C vents for the rear passengers. Replace mpg gauge on the main dash with something more useful, like engine temperature gauge.
Drove it down the interstate and it handled well. I was impressed with the 4 cylinder engine, once you get moving it seems effortless (Driving in Florida, so most of the driving on flat area. Somethings I would recommend: 1. Automatic Door locks should be included. 2. 2 AC vents near the radio should be placed in a different location. 3. Mud flaps should be included on limited model. 4. It would help to improve flexibility of seating if back seat could be adjusted back or forward a few inches (similar to GMC Terrain's back seat). 5. Warranty on drive train should be more competitive with other car manufacturers (many are 100,000 while Subaru is 60,000).
1. Gas Mileage. 2. Harmon speakers 3. Heated Seats 4. Safety rating 5. Reliablity ratings 6. AWD
See information above.
What's not to like when a car does all it says it does. MPG, comfort, cargo space, and safety. Just got back from a 1000 mile excursion to North Cal. forest areas with excellent MPG-32 on regular gas..AC on and traveling at posted speed limits. Haven't quite figure the Bluetooth features, but the XM radio was a boon when driving in regular radio-deprived areas. Have not experienced any sustained wheel vibration when driving at the higher speeds. If it does appear, we hope that SOA will have a solution.
XM radio, ride, smooth CVT and MPG.
Need memory driver seat adjustment and outside mirror turn signal indicators. Get rid of MPG gauge and replace with T or Oil indicators.
Purchased this car to replace a 2003 Forester that was still going strong with 115,000 miles. So far, the new Outback has exceed our expectations in every way. Great mileage (30-31 on Highway). Quiet ride. Handles great. Plenty of power when needed. Solid build. We love this car.
Bluetooth. Very comfortable seating. Lots of room front and back.
None so far.
Two days after we bought our 2011 Outback, we left on a five-week, 4100 mile camping trip in the Northwest. Even with a lot of mountain driving and with frequent use of the air- conditioner, gas consumption for the trip averaged slightly over 30 miles per gallon. At all times, the car handled well, was comfortable, and felt safe. I did not experience any steering vibration that a few reviewers have noted. Indeed, I liked communicative feel imparted by the steering. Driving this fine vehicle was a pleasure, and I felt less tired after hours behind the wheel than I have with any other car I have owned. More pep on steep hills would have been fun, but the power is adequate.
The vehicle conveys a sense of quality in all respects.
The lumbar support made the driver's seat very comfortable. However, I (and especially, my wife!)was disappointed that the front passenger seat does not include lumbar support. The fanciest model, the limited, should definitely offer lumbar support for both the driver and front passenger.
Here's an honest review- this car is not a 9.2 out of 10. Negatives: It handles like an SUV (slow, top heavy, and no where near nimble). The fit and finish are a little off (hard plastic dash, some spacing is a little off on dash parts, etc.), and the only desirable option (the v6) is WAY overpriced compared to other manufacturers. Positives: Comfort, ergonomics, storage, all wheel drive, safety. and gas mileage. Arguably styling as well, from my point of view the less "wagony" looking the better. Overall: you are not getting a BMW ride/performance, or Mercedes plush, what you are getting is a safe, dependable, sure footed, practical car for the modern family.
Symmetrical all wheel drive, h k sound, back up camera, cvt.
soft dash, radio display (no scroll on text and hard to see in sunlight). Add tie down to side rails.
I bought the Subaru Outback LTD (no NAV) to replace my old SUV. Been driving truck based SUVs for 20 years. Had hand controls installed to assist with my MS related issues. So far as ADA vehicle it has been great. no issues with gas on the other side. Spent lots of time checking out vehicles on-line, through friends and finally did the sit test for MS - ingress/egress on several types of vehicles. The Subaru Outback was the easiest for in/out - even better than the Forester. Although I have long legs and am used to trucks - it has been a nice ride and wonderful to have better MPG. love the light interior as well.
Adjustable seats, puddle lights, backup camera, mirrors that fold, nice pickup in the 4 cyl, and good road view. Trunk easy to use and can sit in for tailgate stuff!
Be able to roll all windows at once.
I just purchased my OB last week and I was a former owner of a Honda CR-V. I started having problems with the CRV Air Condenser. Last year I had to have my air conditioner replaced to the tune of $700 plus, because there was a hole in the condenser they said. Less than 6 months later, my air conditioner went out again. I refused to get it fixed. I instead endured driving during those hot, hot summer days. All I could think about was trading it in for a more reliable car that didn't have a condenser exposed to the outside elements. Needless to say I did my research and decided on the Outback. I couldn't be happier.
My favorite features are the rear-view camera, bluetooth for the phone, I just love; and the ipod connection in the arm-rest.
I would suggest making the arm rest a little longer, wider, and deeper to put my purse in when I don't want to carry it.
Found out about Subaru through friend at work. He knows they're reliable so took his word and checked one out. Never looked back. Car is incredible. One problem. Annoying rattle coming from sunroof I'll have dealer address this when it goes in for it's first oil change at 3500 miles. I get 30 mpg on highway, CVT auto tran is mated to a 2.5 4 cylinder. Extremely responsive. Smooth strong acceleration, very well balanced, engine low center gravity providing excellent awd power to all 4 wheels. Very comfortable, very quiet, good performance, can't wait to try it out in snow. Workmanship is so incredible, I'm very happy with this car, very glad I bought it.
Satellite radio 60s on 6; 70's on 7; 80's on 8 even get the new from DC/Balt etc. sound system cranks and sounds really good. Auto AC Dual Zone is nice, cup holders and little storage areas all over the place, this car is well laid out inside, nicely appointed. very quiet comfortable.
AC doesn't crank like it should. When by myself and it's hot/humid I find myself closing off the vents on the passenger side and turning up fan to high to cool me off. I think it would take quite a while to cool off 5 people in 100 degree heat even with ac on full blast. needs rear ac vents.
We just purchased a 2011 outback limited 4 cyl and are very satisfied. Was concerned the steering would be too tight, the acceleration would not be good, the air would not be good and the radio reception would not be good. None were true. Car handles great, air cools the car quickly, acceleration is just what it needs to be, steering curves takes some handling because the car is designed to hug the road. No complaints. Did a lot of research on- line, several test drives and got a good buy. Made my deal on the phone after multiple e-mail. Recommend over the CR-V or RAV4. RAV4 seats were hard to push back but drove well. CR-V passenger was pushed around on curves and with braking
Test drove and researched lots of SUVs: Pilot, Santa Fe, Sonata, Rav4, Highlander, Xterra, and Equinox. Came back to the Outback because it had the whole package, reliability, AWD, fuel economy, ground clearance, quiet and smooth ride. I've had it a week now (300 miles) and have driven it up rough mountain roads, on the interstate and in town - I'm very pleased with my Outback. My main concern before buying it was the 4 cylinder engine, but I've got plenty of power AND I'm getting 28 mpg. Got the limited package with sunroof option (no nav) - love the auto air, XM radio, Bluetooth and the overall layout and look of the dashboard (esp. at night). Looks great with the black leather interior.
Gas mileage, ride quality, upscale look of interior. I'm very impressed with how the Outback absorbs bumps - a very smooth ride. The overall build quality is impressive - it's got a very solid feel to it.
Front seat needs a bit more thigh support; more storage bins (the one thing I liked about my old CR-V was that it had lots of little storage compartments); rear A/C vents, engine temp gauge (instead of just warning light); longer warranty.
I love this car. It's a wagon. It's a SUV. It's a car. It's a Jeep. Its a Lexus in sheep's attire runs great handles great quiet smooth plenty of stuff to play with.
Radio, elect parking brake awd heated seats gauges very good.
IT would nice if u could hold down the unlock button on remote and all windows roll down on hot days. Auto lock at 15 mph or so
I traded a Cadillac CTS and the Outback drives and feels better on the road than the Cadillac. I love the CVT as there is no shift at all.
Ride, feel on the road. 2.5 has plenty of pick-up and low to mid 30's highway MPG. Recent 200 mile interstate MPG 34.2. City MPG 22
NAV and audio system. It is not changeable while driving. Subaru will not let you change destinations or search Points of Interest while in motion. You have to pull over and stop. The same thing with the audio system. You can't change play lists on the iPod until you pull over Buy without NAV.
After driving another well known make for car for over 10 years, it is my first experience with a Subaru. What a fun vehicle- responsive, super comfortable, good gas mileage for its size and AWD, nifty handling, great turning radius, lots of usable space for passengers and cargo, superior visibility, superb sound system. I think I'm going to love my 2011 Outback!
Comfort, stereo, handling, readability of dashboard dials, integrated Bluetooth and IPOD
Can't think of anything as yet-have only had vehicle for 5 days!
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon in WA is: