2013 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: Mechanical Masterpiece

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Mechanical Masterpiece
By phomat on


2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Swapped my 1991 Acura NSX for this--wife wanted an SUV and I wanted a junk hauler. Have always admired Subaru for being unique, but poor gas mileage in the past kept me out of them. They've apparently solved the issue recently. We're getting better than EPA estimates, which is quite good for this size vehicle. The Outback has grown a lot since being a station wagon Legacy. It's now a full-fledged SUV, although, unlike most SUV's, it is sporty and utilitarian. Handles much better than expected (despite reviews I've read). Corners flat unless driven excessively hard. CVT is really quite good providing you adapt your driving to the way it works.

Best Features

Great stereo Solid construction Comfortable seats Good handling Good gas mileage

Worst Features

Better tires Bigger screen for back-up camera More adjustments on passenger seat
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