2012 Subaru Outback User Reviews

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    2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Review
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    Dynamic All-weather Near-luxury Powerful Performer. — 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 and preferred to stay under $20k (impossible) but did find this w/ only 18 mos and 12k of use for under $30k. Loving the sunroof, heated leather, and Bluetooth. Running highway mostly gets me 21-24mpg. City driving 16-19mpg. Happy with purchase so far.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Spacious and good looking. Well thought-out interior.

    Cons: MPG not great and on-par with some 3rd row SUVs with more room.

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    2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review
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    Good Vehicle That Does What It Is Designed To Do! — 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 wagon. Well designed the most part.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great AWD system.  Handling and comfort!

    Cons: Numerous blind spots and gas mileage could be better.

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    2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited Review
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    Capable All-weather Performer With Style. — 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 family outings. The car is well-equipped in a lower-level trim but the Limited leaves me wanting for nothing more.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Carries 5 people and their gear. Looks good.  Heated seats and moonroof are great options.  Good sounding car audio (Harmon Kardon system).

    Cons: Sometimes wish this could fit one more person (gone are the 6-seater midsize cars - automakers, are you listening?) without getting a third row car.  

    This big 6 is thirsty in the city with 17-19 MPGs typically.  

    The factory leather package is a bit of a misnomer - I believe certain surfaces are leather and the remainder is a vinyl.  Some of the exterior paint is more susceptible to rock chips than I'd think for a $30K+ car.

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    2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review
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    Great All Around Car With Great Gas Mileage And All Wheel Drive !!! — 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 you dont need chains I got a chance to try this out the 1st day I had off of work after getting this car We went to moutain High and Highway Patrol was pulling all these cars over including larger SUV's and they just flaged me to go past them it was like having VIP access !!!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very safe vehicle, Top safety Pick by the Insurance Intitute of highway Safety, All Wheel Drive with great Gas Mileage. Solid Feeling Car. The back-up Camera on the Rear View Mirror is Awesome. The reclining rear Seats are So comfortable on Long Rides !!! Just an All around Fun Driving Car !!!

    Cons: I want the one with Leather, and the upgraded Sound system so thats why I am selling this !!!

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    2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Review
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    2012 Outback — Better gas mileage, Subaru AWD system, Boxer engine. The 2.5i accelerates well - we don't feel like we need the larger 3.6i engine. Braking and handling are also good. Car seems to be safe - has many safety features other vehicles do not. Will add more comments after more experience with the vehicle.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Good looking, good performing vehicle.  Have yet to experience snow/ice with this AWD vehicle.   So far we are getting 27.6 MPG average with Ethanol blended fuel.

    Cons: Too new to develop opinions on downsides of this vehicle.

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    2012 Outback Ltd 2.5: Incredible Value, Great Awd Car — You simply cant beat the quality and value of these AWD's! Safe, reliable, and comfortable...and absolute snow killers! This Outback goes anywhere...almost as good as my Suburban and twice the mileage/gallon! After extensive shopping this is hands down best value AWD ! Only real criticism is the stock tires are fine for summer, but are horrible in the snow...a car of this capability and reputaion in the snow should come with a far better winter capable AT. We run snows up here, but that surprise storm that caught us on stocks was baaad! I would recommend the Outback to anyone...just insist on snows or an all season upgrade!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Looks, room, comfort,  mpg, CVT, value, and unbelievable back seat leg room!  6'7" and can sit behind a fully back front seat!

    Cons: Getting one...you order, and wait!  And the Continental All Seasons that come stock are absolutely awful in real snow/ice...unacceptable for a car with a well earned rep as a winter warrior!!

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    2011 Subaru Outback Reviews

    Subaru Outback By WhitSmith

    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... Read More

    Standard Awd , Good Fuel Economy And Low Maintenance Costs By Lgberrios

    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 ar... 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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