2014 Subaru Outback Consumer Review: 2014 Subaru Outback Premium w/

2014 Subaru Outback - Consumer Review

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2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

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2014 Subaru Outback Premium w/ Moonroof
By mdavis10 on


2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


On December 30, 2013, I purchased a new Subaru from Ciocca Subaru in Wescosville.
In that short period of time, I have accumulated 2100 miles and have found the vehicle to be responsive and well-mannered in city and highway driving. The ride and handling for a vehicle of this size is excellent. Seats are firm and the cabin is relatively quiet. Interior materials seem to be of good quality. I appreciate the convenience of the winter package which incudes all-weather winter mats and a large rubber cargo mat w/ cargo net. As recommended, I check the oil every 400 miles and have no noticable consumption as the dipstick indicator still shows as full. Decent fuel mileage 23 city/30+ highway.

Best Features

Good interior/exterior styling; Superior traction (surefooted) in inclement weather; Responsive handling; Quiet cabin; Decent gas mileage >30mpg highway (2.5L); Lots of space for storage/hauling; Rear reclining seats; Important note re: the 2.5L Boxer Engine: No oil consumption in 2100 miles (oil checked at 400 mile intervals).

Worst Features

Brakes seem to be somewhat spongy, long sopping distance for a vehicle equipped with 4-wheel disc brakes. Six-speaker stereo w/CD, MP3, HD Radio, XM/Sirius is mediocre. Volumes exceeding 50% of volume can result in door buzz. Disappointing for a vehicle in the 30K range.
Recommend (23) (40)

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