2014 Subaru Outback 2.5L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic Consumer Review - Happy to Join the Subaru

2014 Subaru Outback Wagon - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

23 Total Reviews

All Models

Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
Happy to Join the Subaru Family
By cornpuff on


2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Shopped around a lot, but was won over by the Outback's push-button park brake (wife has physical issues with pull-ups), its interior refinement, its reputation for reliability, its snow-handling prowess (BIG plus). Dealer couldn't have been happier to give a great trade in value and shave 2,500 off MSRP. It has SUV abilities, but drives like a car, and does not jiggle like a tall SUV. We are an empty nest couple in our 60s, who live on a farm in PA, and we need the perfect blend of on-road manners with the guts to get up and down a challenging driveway. It is a relief to find such a vehicle after fighting the SUV wars for decades. Should've done this years ago.

Favorite Features

Interior: perforated, heated leather seats; nice Harmon-Kardon sound; phone set up ease; push button parking brake! Wow! Exterior:puddle lamps are SOOOO cool; the 4 cylinder engine rocks: I got 32.7 MPG on a trip to Pittsburgh, and it then averaged out to 30 MPG after city driving (I have a light foot); HID headlights; I LOVE taking corners after years of worrying about them in an SUV; gas pedal has IMMEDIATE reaction, i. e., it's peppy! CVT coasts nicely after de-celerating, which does not happen in other CVTs.

Suggested Improvements

Upper trim leather seats are WAY better than cloth seats at lower trim level: beware. 4cyl CVT is "audible," but it quiets down when warm and after cruising; it is actually cool to hear the engine, but if you're used to ultra quiet rides, be certain you are ready to change to this. It did not bother me, and I was spoiled.
Recommend (19) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat online with us
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Call us at 855-782-4711
Text us at ED411