2010 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Needs redesign of back end

2010 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5i Premium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

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Needs redesign of back end
By Heather on


2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Within a month of owning this car, the thin piece of trim above the rear hatch release snapped in half. To fix, the entire rear panel (with multiple parts, like the logo, lights, etc.) has to be bought: $400+. Thanks, Subaru. Why isn't this a large, solid panel? And why can't individual parts be purchased? Also, the hatch door can be difficult to close, making me repeatedly get out of the car to close the door. You have to slam it. Otherwise have loved the car. Road trip mileage of 34 mpg/500 miles on that tank! Previous car was 01 Forester with 180K.

Best Features

The little blue interior light over the console. Love sunroofs, but wish it was larger. The Cypress green exterior is really nice.

Worst Features

Make the back panel a large panel, rather than a strip that can easily break. Subaru needs to sell parts individually, rather than sets. Make the hatch door easier to close. Sometimes I forget to set the brake. Would rather have a hand lever.
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