2006 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: You can do better

2006 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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By Bob L on


2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Bought this wagon because of all the reviews I had read. This vehicle performs exceptionally well and looks nice. Quality control is good. Now for the bad. EPA sticker 22-28 mpg. The last car I had was rated the same and I averaged 23-25 mixed driving. This vehicle is getting 20 mpg mixed but will get 28-29 on highway driving. The headrests are very obtrusive and hard to see past. I am average height (5'9") and the electric driver's seat doesn't quite give me the leg room I need. The passenger seat, although manual, is way worse. I can't even stretch out my legs. The rear legroom is terrible. Also trade-in value is the worst I have seen on any car I have owned.

Best Features

Snappy acceleration. Nice looking. A whole lot of standard features you don't get on the 2007.

Worst Features

Trim down headrests so you can look behind you. Increase gas mileage. Better leg room.
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