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Great, little things need to be fixed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DK
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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We had a steering shimmy at 60+mph, but was fixed with dealer changing wheels/tires upon pick-up. Great all around car, but for a "Premium" trim that costs about $28000, missing too many little details. My Scion($18000) has one-touch auto up/down windows at ALL windows, the Subaru only has the driver's side. For an "outdoors" car, the door cup holders should hold a Nalgene Bottle. Throttle response in Reverse is horrible. Great off road, great seats, awesome amount of space in second row and rear cargo area. Folding cross-members are an excellent idea. the front seats are comfortable and seat heaters are quick to heat. Driving for MPG, I can get around 30-33 highway/city mix!


Best Features

Fuel Economy 28mpg+, Fuel Economy/Range Computer, Puddle Lights on front doors, Hill Hold, Folding Crossmembers on roof rack, Seat Heaters, Ground Clearance, Off-Road Capability, SUV-like driving height, Smooth ride for an off-road car


Worst Features

One-touch up/down on ALL windows, turn radio on/off with steering wheel controls, door cup holders for a Nalgene bottle, more responsive reverse gear, fuel economy gauge(there's already a MPG/Range computer), stock stereo, cheap feeling shifter(also clunks into gear), Subaru thunk when accelerating.


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Highly recommended
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By ES of MD
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Very very pleased! Quietest ever. I love the CVT transmission and the paddle wheel shifters on the steering wheel for holding me back down the mountains w/o wearing out the brakes. I got the tan cloth interior with a gold exterior on the premium model then had the dealer send it to a leather shop to convert to tan leather for about $1200. Getting 30.5 mpg avg so far. Have put 18,000 mi on it already. The media hub and stereo on the premium is super. Love the safety ratings and the all-wx option. My 85 year old parents love to ride in it. I use a thin cushion on the seats to mitigate bottom firmness and headrest pitch discomfort. I really like this car and also own Explorer and Saab.


Best Features

Long cargo area. Tan interior. Good visibility. Quiet quiet quiet. Safety. Reclining rear seats. Tinted windows. Lots of drink holders.


Worst Features

Make front seats slightly longer to reduce pressure on tail bone.


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Great Vehicle, No Regrets
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By Former Truck Driver
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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Coming from a Nissan Xterra to the Subaru was exceptionally easy. The 2010 Outback offers the greatest value, safety, fuel economy, and quality for a discriminating buyer. The 6spd is clean and crisp with close ratios for easy shifting. The AWD system performs exemplary with the only problem being slight cases of over confidence (a few trips around an empty parking lot to get used to the car is a smart move!). Subaru hit the mark with this car. The appeal of the vehicle is with a wide range of buyers with styling that is simple yet great for a family. Some have had issues with recalls on the vehicle but that shows a company willing to listen and improve their products.


Best Features

AWD system with traction control. 6spd transmission option (very rare on SUVs), excellent safety ratings, 31+ MPG on the highway and 27-28 in the city, cool and efficient folding roof rack cross members, plenty of space for a family and two big dogs!


Worst Features

Folding side view mirrors (2011 solved that), memory seat for driver, full size spare tire, 4 cylinder needs some more low end grunt, back end likes to float a bit just prior to traction control kicking in.


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Nothing To Write Home About
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By hammer6048
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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My first Subie, be aware of the shakes that can occur with this car. Do some digging before you buy. Good gas mileage for the size, which is nice. There is a negative, very poor acceleration, I have the four with a manual transmission. You will need to plan your moves in the highway, faster traffic will come up fast in the passing lane and flooring the car does nothing. Comfortable ride on the highway, good seats.


Best Features

Pretty basic transportation, hope this winter will be a little easier with a AWD vehicle. This was the main reason for the purchase.


Worst Features

Manual transmission is industrial, nothing smooth about it. The engine revs even after taking your foot off the gas pedal, this will drive you crazy. The whole ride thing with the shakes is bothersome, the whole vehicle seem like the front end wants to come around and be in the rear, strange.


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Best car we've owned
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By dbk
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2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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First time Subaru owner and have driven about 15,000 miles since January purchase. Getting excellent 28 MPG which is about 40% freeway - 40% mountain - 20% in town. This Outback was rock solid when driving over 250 miles in a bad Calif. coastal storm last winter. Previous car would have been all over the road, especially in the mountains. We have hauled a lot of stuff in the spacious trunk. We've owned a lot of cars but so far this is the best overall vehicle.


Best Features

Excellent MPG for all wheel drive. Solid handling AWD, comfortable, heated seats, great visibility, smooth quiet ride, large storage space with back seats down, iPod connection in center console, dash board layout, lights under doors, easy to get in and out of car


Worst Features

This model has a poor standard audio system, fog lights do not provide sufficient lighting on dark mountain roads, needs driver seat memory, more options for passenger seat


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