2011 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Great in the Snow

2011 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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3.6R Limited 4dr SUV (3.6L 6-cyl. AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Great in the Snow
By danwatson on


2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


I purchased a 2011 Outback Premium new in May, 2011.
It now has 52,000 mostly trouble free miles.
The only problem was with a power window that would get stuck and the dealer had a difficult time finding the cause.
Other than that, it's been very reliable.
We live in a ski resort at 8,000 feet and the extra power from the six cylinder engine is well worth it.
Even with the bigger engine, we are getting over 25 mpg with a combination of highway and town driving.
Styling is subjective, but I think both the exterior and interior are attractive.
We have a 100 pound golden retriever who loves riding in the back.
I wish it had a little more leg room in front and rear, but it's adequate.

After three years and over 80,000 miles we sold this trouble free car. I was getting ready to retire and decided we should get a new car for my wife. I asked what she wanted and it was another Outback in the same color - red. I don't like CVT transmissions and that's all that was available beginning in 2015 and I didn't like the looks of the new model as much, so I bought one of the last 2014 Outbacks with a 6 cylinder engine. It now has over 27,000 trouble free miles. We no longer live at 8,000 feet or drive in the snow, but the AWD is great and we're really happy with Subarus. We've now owned one Forrester and two Outbacks and believe Subaru makes a great car.

Best Features

  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Rear seats
  • Getting in out
  • Noise and vibration
  • Ride comfort
  • Instrumentation
  • Quality of materials
  • Cargo storage
  • Interior design
  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Rain snow traction
  • Headlights
  • Parking aids
  • Entertainment
  • Usb ports

Worst Features

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