2011 Subaru Outback User Reviews

2011 Subaru Outback Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
CONS
"interior" 2 reviews

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Vital writes:
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review
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It's a Subaru

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Nothing so far

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Awd Makes It Great For Me. — So far it's exceeded my expectations. Gas mileage has been exceptional for such a good size SUV (it's as good or a little better than my 2005 Honda Accord 4 cylinder). The CVT has been great so far. The Outback is very quiet and very comfortable for long trips (trip to Ottawa in 12 hours was not a problem). Handling is again better than I expected for an SUV...it's actually great for any vehicle (it's as stable as my Honda Accord was unless I really push it which is still within 90% of what the Accord could do).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Planeman writes:
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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5

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Love the AWD and the reliability, lots of room to pack the stuff in.  I tow a small utility trailer up to the So. Cal mountains from sea level to 7,200 feet with no problems.

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A little noisy for my taste, but overall I can't complain.  I would expect a few more features on the base model for a $25K vehicle.

Planeman
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Great Family Car And Dependable Transportation — Love the AWD. All the fit and finish items are 1st class. This vehicle is built to last and will be in our family a long time. The cargo capaciy and ability to tow light loads is amazing for a 4 cyl engine of this size. The quality after 1 year is outstanding and I continue to grow in admiration of the Subaru brand.

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FHI4 writes:
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review
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More interior room, better gas mileage

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Continental Tires, interior plastic can scratch easily

FHI4
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Best Value On The Market Currently — The expert reviewer of the 2010 model called the 2.5 engine and CVT engine terrible. Did he even drive the car? I am getting 31 MPG on the highway and the 2.5 engine has plenty of power for 95% of driving situations. The CVT does not operate like a traditional transmission. It feels like the acceleration is slower than it really is. The speedometer doesn't lie though. The 2.5 engine has been around for years. It isn't uncharted territory for Subaru. The engine is smoother and more refined than any other 4 cylinder I have owned. Sure you can get an Outback with the 3.6 engine if you can live with the additional fuel cost. The new re-design is head and shoulders above the older Outbacks. More rear legroom, better ground clearance, better styling while still retaining some of the quirkiness that Subaru is famous for. The handling and ride quality is great for this class of vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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OldMoparNut writes:
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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5

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Deep snow traction like no other vehicle out there.  15" of heavy slush won't even stop it.  
YouTube "Subaru Traction Test" to see absolute proof.  Economy is much improved now with CVT transmission, we get a lot of 29 to 31 even 32 mpg's with the all time AWD always there, which could've been a drain.

Cons

Wind noise and heater fan noise.  Could user a wee bit more power, but if one uses flipper paddle to keep engine rpm's up around 4000 +, it is snappier.  That only seems needed up in a large metro area.

OldMoparNut
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Good. Just Reduce The Wind And Heater Fan Noise. — Comfortable ride, lots of room inside. Probably excellent reliability for 200,ooo + miles. Good economy. Highly recommended. It is my wife's 4th Subaru, she must get to work in northern snowy area, from gravel and rural roads, she will not drive any other brand. It may need 20" of fresh snow to stop it ??? We know it does 15" for twenty miles, unplowed. We love our Subaru's and don't understand why we don't see more on the roads. Traction tests on the likes of Honda CRV is a joke in deep snow. Not many come even close to Subaru symmetrical AWD traction.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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moodyw writes:
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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The Subaru Outback is a great car. Its versatile, practical comfortable and Lots of fun. I understand why its the most popular car in the Northwest.
....And I love the seat heaters.

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There is a little blind spot on both sides and a little to the rear. Just need to do a quick head check before changing lanes.

moodyw
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Great Car. I Love It. — This is a very practical car. Perfect for hauling friends, family, pets, groceries, gear and whatever you got without all the cumbersome features of a van or giant SUV. Its comfortable, fun, cute, sporty and gets good mileage. Its easy to drive, park and can turn on a dime. The Outback handles really well. Its acceleration is smooth and steady but definitely responsive. The brakes are fast and efficient with out compromising the cars stability. The (CVT) transmission is easy to use and perfect for ski trips or off the beaten path adventures. The Bluetooth and other gadget features included in the stereo system add another dimension of practicality.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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meems0465 writes:
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Review
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Love This Car! — Love this car! Love it on the winter roads. Love the roominess. Great car! Back up camera is great for parking. Love the ability to switch to manual transmission.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chance writes:
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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very smooth and sleek

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spacing inside awkward

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Very Nice Car All Around. — very nice car it has good power considering only the 4 cylinder. it is very smooth. the space in the car is very awkward your very close to the ceiling. thats the only down side to it id have to say.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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photomel writes:
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comfort

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common car

photomel
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Very Positive — I like how it handles in the snow. I also like the reliability of this car. This is my second Subaru Outback and this one was better than my 2007. I would buy this car again and would recommend to anyone who like reliability, cargo space and needs a utility car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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SJFinanceGuy writes:
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Safety, reliability, resale value. Well designed vehicle.

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Poor gas mileage, maintenance is expensive.

SJFinanceGuy
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Overall Great Family Car. — Definitively a good family car for those who don't want the typical family car stigma. Safety is obviously one the primary concerns in a family vehicle and this meets or exceeds it. Looks should be last, but its not bad considering its a family car. Better than driving a mini-van, and that says a lot.

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David writes:
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Great vehicle that gets excellent fuel economy.

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Subaru Outback — Love this car and would suggest it to friends and family. Very pleased with fuel economy and overall drive ability of the vehicle. It is very nice having the all wheel drive option and the leather is very comfortable. Buy It.

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2014 Subaru Outback Reviews

Not Perfect, But A Sweet, Smart Ride By rogier

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2013 Subaru Outback Reviews

Great Car That Is Fun To Drive And Easy To Drive By Carter0027

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Good Solid Family Car With Luxury Appeal By Elissa

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2012 Subaru Outback Reviews

Dynamic All-weather Near-luxury Powerful Performer. By Natron1971

Bought as an in-betweener car - I needed a car to commute in alone and occasionally serve as family (5 of us) hauler. I wanted style, reliability and amenities. Plus wanted all-weather capability an... Read More

Great All Around Car With Great Gas Mileage And All Wheel Drive !!! By chris121505

Like i said it is a very solid feeling ride not like a Toyota where the wheel feels to light and Flimzy, the Car feels very well planted as well as safe in types of driving. If you ever go to the Snow... Read More

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2010 Subaru Outback Reviews

It Works. By gratefullife

As the wife's car and primary family vehicle, it gets the job done well. We upgraded the rear sway bar to an STi bar when upgraded the other and it bolted straight up cleaning up some of the sloppines... Read More

Great Car For A Small Family By mgolan

This car is by far the best car we owned. Great handling in the winter (snow and rain) and ample space in the second row for kids. Super reliable and great re-sale value. If you are looking for a firs... Read More

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2009 Subaru Outback Reviews

Outstanding By Ken1208

All around excellent vehicle. Quiet, handles great, excellent workmanship. Very good gas mileage for an AWD. Averaging 26.7 mpg. Very fun to drive. You won't be disappointed! Read More

2009 Subaru Outback 2.5 Xt Limited W/nav By Jamil

Purchased a 2009 Subaru Outback 2.5XT in Diamond Grey w/Quartz Silver with slightly off Black Interior. In general this is the perfect vehicle to buy, especially in this trim if you want a sporty SUV ... Read More

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