2013 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: MPG not as advertised
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2013 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

2013 Subaru Outback

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MPG not as advertised
By qphenic on

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2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Outback 2.5i Limited rides and handles fine. Overall utility of the car is good. And the interior satisfies in most respects, including nav and sound. But the car often feels as if it is fighting headwinds, even on gradual descents. I attribute this to the CVT, or perhaps a lack of power. There is also a noticeable vibration which travels up the seatback at idle. But the biggest disappointment by far: I am averaging 21-22 MPG with this car (60/40 city/hwy, non-aggressive driver). EPA combined is listed at 26, so I am not happy.

Best Features

AWD Space Design

Worst Features

Better MPG Accurate MPG estimates! Lose the chunky plastic around fog lights
Recommend (19) (4)

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