Big differences between the standard model and the high end model as far as options , comfort and amenities . Ours is the High End model and very glad that wa what we chose ! Extremely comfortable leather interior, great sound system. Very pleased with the MPG - better than advertised.
We had a brand new 2014 Subaru Outback and after 4 years and just over 110,000 miles and the transmission blew. There were many previous complaints about the transmission so instead of recalling the transmissions, they extended the warranty. Subaru will not replace and it is shocking that after only 4 years a Subaru, which is supposed to be good quality and reliable.
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
This is without a doubt the best car I've ever driven in adverse weather conditions. I had no qualms about driving in snow. Always felt in control. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a spacious interior for family, or just to carry a lot of stuff. Surprisingly peppy for a 4 cylinder with a CVT transmission. Can't beat that Subaru boxer engine.
This was the best car I’ve ever owned. I never had a moments trouble with it. My son in law ran through a stop sign and totaled it. No one was hurt! My husband was going blind and we had to drive 5-6 hrs to the surgeon and then back over 2 years, then we found out he had cancer, I was never concerned about being able to get him to chemo. I loved that car. I recommend it highly. Best car I ever had.
We have not been impressed with the quality of the car in terms of many expensive parts needing replacement, both before and immediately after the warranty expired. The parking break in particular is electronic, stopped working for no reason after 3 years, and is extremely expensive to repair.