2012 Subaru Outback Top Comparisons

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2012 Subaru OutbackReview
Amanda writes:
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I absolutely love everything about this car. We got a great deal when we bought it. Im really just a great fan of subarus. Just all around a fantastic car.

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shambu writes:
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I think its the best year out of that generation of Outbacks, 2012.

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Guru99LMYR writes:
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This car felt like it needed alot of work. Shop with caution.

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2012 Subaru OutbackReview
Rheanna writes:
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Interior is nice but I’ve had it less than a week and the brake light came on. Thank he transmission fluid temp light came on as well as the check engine light. It doesn’t shift to the next gear without a huge jerk. I was sold a lemon.

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rudyj writes:
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All the essential features. Longevity of vehicle. Decent gas mileage. Stylish family vehicle.

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2012 Subaru Outback 3.6R LimitedReview
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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 PremiumReview
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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 LimitedReview
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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 PremiumReview
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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 LimitedReview
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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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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By buck

Awesome car. Total head turner too! Its not missing anything. Read More

2021 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Patrick

Great ride. So far it’s living up to its mileage boast. Wicked comfortable. Awesome amount of little bells and whistles and at only 26K and I got the zero percent interest it’s worth every penny. Read More

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Love the outback owned them for about 15 yrs will definitely buy another when its time Read More

2020 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Marlene

I love my car! This car outshines every car in its class. The options that come standard would cost thousands to purchase in another vehicle. It rides amazing. More room than other cars. I have the ... Read More

Review By Guru9VKZGJ

This is our second Outback. It is a great all around car-versatile, has a nice ride, and its very very safe! The upgrades with the Limited package are too numerous to mention. Read More

2019 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By VintagePcars

Best Subaru built. This isn’t the vehicle I will buy. Read More

Review By Guru9VKRPP

Great car. The Touring model is loaded with all the whistles and bells. Read More

2018 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By VTnate

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Review By bdoug12

Beautiful car. I love the way it handles. Safety and reliablity are the things Subaru is known for! Its like a dang luxury car. Read More

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