2008 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Utility meets Luxury and Relia

2008 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Utility meets Luxury and Reliablitity


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


This is a blast to drive. Mileage is good and the sport shift truly rises to the occasion. Hard to believe this is 4 banger that cost under 30,000 for the 2.5i Limited. I trade a 2003 Ford F250 so it was a dramatic change, but definitely for the best. Test drove Honda CRV, Ford Edge, Escape & Explorer, Audi wagons. But for the value, the Outback was truly the best choice. Extremely satisfied. Taken up to the Colorado Rocky Mountains often and its performs extremely well. Compared to my 07 Lexus ES, this vehicle is truly a great value for its outstanding build quality, AWD, and economy.

Best Features

Overall value! AWD, sunroof, VDC, comfortable seats, sport shift on automatic. Very comfortable seats.

Worst Features

Coin drawer, sunglass holder (not available w/ the sunroof), power tailgate lift, dual climate control should be independent of air source (outside or recycled interior air). Navigation available on the Limited version. More aggressive all-season tires other than the Bridgestones.
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