2008 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Great Wagon

2008 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Great Wagon
By eonrac on


2008 Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Have owned this 2.5i for 2 years without any problems. Bought new and has only been to dealer for maintenance checks (oil change, tire rotation). Fun to drive. Back seat passengers are a little cramped, though front seats are very comfortable. Mileage is better than EPA. Gets at at least 20mpg in town and 29 on the highway. Cargo area is wide and long. Have hauled a Hoosier cabinet and a large entertainment center. Would be nice if hidden side storage compartment doors would stay on (only thing on OB that is flimsy). Love my Outback. Best decision ever made! My OB 2.5i is a PZEV and it is not loud. In fact, my neighbors call it the stealth car because it is so quiet.

Best Features

Power seats Up/down & back/forth. Adjustable steering wheel. Input jack for B'berry, iPod. Heated seat. Tight handling. Cargo size.

Worst Features

Foot rest for driver's left foot (Prius has this). Auxiliary jack closer to stereo. Cargo nets don't hold & improve hidden storage doors.
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