Used 2009 Subaru Outback Pricing


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2009 Highlights

The 2009 Subaru Outback is no longer available in L.L. Bean trim, but stability control is now standard across the lineup. Additionally, the 2.5i Special Edition makes its debut, and all models except for the base 2.5i receive an upgraded nine-speaker sound system.

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Pros

  • Secure handling, excellent safety ratings, standard all-wheel drive, zesty acceleration in 2.5 XT and 3.0 R trims, distinctive styling inside and out.

Cons

  • "Cozy" backseat, lacks the third-row seat of crossover SUVs, not as fuel-efficient as you'd expect.

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Used 2009 Subaru Outback for Sale

Subaru Outback 2009 2.5i Special Edition 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Seacrest Green Metallic Taupe cloth122,056 miles
Used 2009Subaru Outback2.5i Special Edition
List:$8,683
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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"Seacrest Green Metallic 2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD 4-Speed Automatic 2.5L H4 SMPI SOHCRecent Arrival! 26/20 Highway/City MPG"

Subaru Outback 2009 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Seacrest Green Metallic Taupe cloth88,469 miles
Used 2009Subaru Outback2.5i Limited
List:$9,998
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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A beautiful combination of colors on this Outback and for a selling price below $10,000. Subaru?s of this caliber of hard to find in this price range.

Subaru Outback 2009 2.5i Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) Newport Blue Pearl/Quartz Silver Metallic Off Black cloth52,355 miles
Used 2009Subaru Outback2.5i Limited
List:$11,999
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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**ONLY 52K MILES** *Limited** *MOONROOF, *LEATHER, *CLEAN CARFAX, *BLUE TOOTH, *ALLOY WHEELS, *CD PLAYER WITH SATELLITE RADIO, *HEATED SEATS, *PUSH BUTTON MEMORY SEATS, *STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROLS, *HEATED MIRRORS, *POWER MIRRORS, *POWER WINDOWS, *LUGGAGE RACK. **AWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 2.5L H4 SMPI SOHC**

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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


High number of Repairs
We have owned 4 different Subarus. We bought the 2009 Outback new. It has had three major repairs since purchase. The most recent was a rebuild of the transfer case which cost $2200. We never had these types of major repairs before. I expect better from Subaru being an owner since 1991. They just aren't as good as in the past.
Wish they still made this more car-like wagon
Bought the car used with around 60K; it's now at 114K. Drove the newer generation, but found it rode too truck-like, and was kind of noisy, with an unrefined drivetrain. It was also hard to see out of and had particularly uncomfortable front seats. This generation is more car-like and the better for it (haven't driven the latest gen, though). It's an incredibly versatile vehicle - it drives like a sedan (and is fairly luxurious with the heated leather seats and wood trim), but has more cargo room than a similarly sized/equipped SUV. The downside is the drivetrain, which, though not as noticeably as the same-level one in the next generation, still lacks refinement, being a bit noisy and having some vibration. At certain speeds the transmission pauses before engaging, clunking when it finally does. Also the dual climate control doesn't work well, leaving both front seat occupants unhappy. But overall the car is comfortable and efficient both in town or on the highway and is like a Swiss pocket knife in terms of usability, perfect for hauling everything from furniture to dogs to groceries, while still being easy to park and decent on gas, and it has been completely reliable. Build quality is excellent, too, with interior and exterior materials holding up fantastically, even though the car's not garaged. If you're far from a major city, you may have a hard time finding people who understand this relatively rare car and how to work on and properly outfit it with brakes, tires, etc., and service things like the differentials, so keep that in mind. UPDATE: Well, once the Outback reached around 125K, we encountered a major problem that despite all of our research prior to buying the car we somehow never heard about: head gasket problems. Apparently some head gaskets for this model are prone to fail, and ours did - on a road trip, no less. The car was failing, with major oil seepage both into and out of the motor, and we couldn't schedule an indie shop for a repair in time, so we had to have it repaired at the dealership (ouch). While we've been assured that now it’s good for 100K miles or more (a better head gasket was installed), the car, after all we've put into it at this point, basically has no resale value for us - we could only hope to recoup what all we've spent on it. So keep this in mind if you're considering one of this model year. So that’s about $25,000 total for a car that's lasted 70K miles, should we decided to sell it. Not such a good deal after all.
Continuous costly repairs
This was my first, and last Subaru, I bought. I thought the car would be reliable after reading and researching prior models. This car is the closest thing to a lemon I could think of. After 6 months of ownership the interior of the vehicle was breaking apart. Small holes in the stitching in the doors and the center counsel lid broke. Subaru repaired the lid and it soon broke again. Very cheep. The handling and engine performance became horrible after a couple of years. As of today, the power steering unit is shot - not sure what this will cost yet to replace. I recently had the transmission leak and the thermostat sensor replaced at the dealership ($600.00 plus). Then a month later the valve cover gasket broke causing oil to run into and foul out the plugs. This repair cost over $850.00 once they figured out what was wrong with it. I'll sum it up here, this is a terrible car. Don't buy one, it's no Toyota. It gets horrible gas mileage and over time has no engine power. It just screws you over with repairs.