2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: stealth wagon

2005 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5 XT Wagon (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Manual)

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stealth wagon
By arizona on


2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Car is pleasant to look at but doesn't attract attention. The turbo gives it a serious turn of speed. Has been comfortable on long (7 hour) highway trips. Has performed well on off road camping excursions. Did very well last year during a major snowstorm and snow covered roads in Colorado (where every third car seemed to be a Subaru). Holds a surprising amount of gear. Longer wheelbase gives it a more comfortable highway ride than the Forester.

Best Features

Car is fast in town, fast on the road, gets decent mileage, goes off road, is good in snow, has a luxurious attractive interior, and holds a surprising amount of gear.

Worst Features

Key is too big, remote door switch is too sensitive.
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