2011 Subaru Outback User Reviews

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    2011 Subaru Outback Review
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    Front Seats Ranked 2011 Toyota Venza better.
    "nice leather"
    Value Ranked 2011 Toyota Venza better.
    "Most Subarus are over priced in Colorado"
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    2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review
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    Subaru Outback — Pretty good car for the moola. Every mechanic north of Massachusetts knows how to work on these cars. To say they are ubiquitous is an understatement. If you don't mind driving the same car as 1/2 the people in NH & VT, this might the car for you. Driven by Republicans and Democrats alike - one thing they can agree on.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Reliable. Good in bad weather. Comfortable for a small station wagon

    Cons: under powered, but I am cheap.

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    2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Review
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    Standard Awd , Good Fuel Economy And Low Maintenance Costs — The handing is more than acceptable. The 2.5i Is visually appealing. It has a sporty look yet makes a great family car without having the "minivan look". There is ample cargo space and a spacious area for back seat passengers

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: AWD & handling

    Cons: Odd cup holder and arm rest layout

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    2011 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium Review
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    Not A Porche, But With The 3.6l It Might As Well Be... — Overall - worth EVERY single penny. They wish me to say more about the car before I can save. There's not a whole lot more to say. Exceedingly dependable, fairly sleek, huge cargo room (even with rear seats up), incredibly safe and reliable - and FAST.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: It's a Subaru. If you own, you know. If you buy, you will.

    Cons: Traction Control: excellent when encountering black ice/unknown traction changes. Awkward when driving on known poor-friction surface. (FIX: Just turn Trac Control OFF).

    TRANSMISSION OPTIONS: No manual. The "paddle-shift" attempt at "Manual" is disappointing. Also, the shifters are on the wheel, not the column which makes downshifting say in a corner ridiculous. One of the VERY few design flaws I can find. But if I wanted a rocket with total control I'd have bought a WRX STi (and I did).

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    2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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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

    Pros: 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.

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    2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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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

    Pros: comfort

    Cons: common car

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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.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Safety, reliability, resale value. Well designed vehicle.

    Cons: Poor gas mileage, maintenance is expensive.

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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.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great vehicle that gets excellent fuel economy.

    Cons: Nothing

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    Love It. — I really like everything about it except for the soft suspension. It could be a little firmer. The car has great acceleration. It is a great highway cruiser. Set the cruise to 75 and you just go. It gets 26 mpg on the highway

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great power with the 3.6R. Very comfortable for highway travel. Good gas mileage for a car this size. Reliable. Fantastic in bad weather/snow. Good cargo capacity.

    Cons: Soft suspension

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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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    2015 Subaru Outback Reviews

    2015 Outback Crossbar Is Curved!! By VTsubarubiker

    Subaru Outback for 2015 built-in rooftop crossbars are elliptical. Bicycle trays will tilt to one side. Does anyone out there know what risk attends to travelling at 70 MPH with bike on the rack tilt... Read More

    Its A Very Well Made Car With Alot Of Room And Very Quiet By reblhunter

    mostly i love the car the only thing id change is make the seats a little softer and maybe 20 more ft/lbs of torque for pulling my boat. but this is a 4 cyl. its great in the snow . i go ice fishing ... Read More

    2014 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Absolutely Love It. By cscott1958

    Looks, safety, handling, performance, reliability are all of very high standard. This is a car that we plan on owning for a very long time. It is a car known for safety and reliability, but the handl... Read More

    Not Perfect, But A Sweet, Smart Ride By rogier

    Two months ago, I bought a 2014 Outback Limited with leather seats, a moonroof, the backup camera, and the remote starter, but without the EyeSight system. The EyeSight, whose cameras are pretty clunk... Read More

    2013 Subaru Outback Reviews

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

    Love just about everything. The only thing that I think could be changed is the center computer. It's next to the speedometer and it gives no important information and doesn't need to be there. It als... Read More

    Good Solid Family Car With Luxury Appeal By Elissa

    I upgraded my Outback with EyeSight for safety and love it! I'm convinced it's saved me from a few fender benders already. I like the roominess. But I buy Subarus (this is my fourth) for their overall... Read More

    2012 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Good Vehicle That Does What It Is Designed To Do! By capfev

    One of the best if not the best AWD systems around with great handling and comfortable ride. It does however have too many blind spots, and the gas mileage could be better. All in all a very safe wa... Read More

    Capable All-weather Performer With Style. By Natron1971

    I have liked the reliability and overall build quality of the car. The handling and all-weather sure-footedness are very appreciated in the fall and winters in the PNW. We feel very safe going on fa... Read More

    2010 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Solid Station Wagon. By Markw1952

    This car is fun to drive and handles well for a large station wagon. The Flat 4 engine is mounted low in the engine bay to give it a better center of gravity for handling turns. This car has plenty... Read More

    I Really Like It By Josh

    Just purchased eh car, so not much to say. It drives really smoothly, sips fuel, good sound system, very comfy seats, tons of storage space, quiet going down the road, and excelent ground clearance. S... Read More

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