2011 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Still fun to drive

2011 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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

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Still fun to drive
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2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)


I was worried when I read on Edmunds that the "increase in size removed much of the responsive and fun-to- drive nature". Do not believe it. We've owned ten Subarus, including a 2008 Tribeca. This 2011 Outback 3.6 is far more similar to our 2006 Outback than it is the Tribeca when it comes to handling and responsiveness. I don't know where the Edmunds editors got the idea the 2011 Outback was going to feel like the Tribeca, it is not. But as for interior room, it is so close to the Tribeca it is silly. The 2011 is the best Subaru we have owned out of ten, bar none. Already getting 25 mpg on the highway with only 1500 miles on it. Best we ever got with the Tribeca was 24 at 30,000 miles.

Best Features

Leg room, front and rear is awesome. Ride quality is very good. Engine is outstanding. Fuel economy better than expected.

Worst Features

Can't think of much right now, this 2011 Outback has exceeded our expectations so far, why buy anything else if you live where it snows like Minnesota? NOBODY builds a better AWD for this price, period.
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