How reliable are Subarus? U.S. News has the Forester at 2.5 of 5 stars and the Outback at 3 of 5 stars for reliability.

Asked by Feb 18, 2017 at 11:22 PM about the 2017 Subaru Forester

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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76,865

Probably because of oil consumption issues.

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18,655

Not very reliable.

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76,865

My 2015 Forester only needed two new engines in less than 20,000 miles. The third engine seems OK so far.

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Pretty good reliability if you get a good one and keep it properly serviced. The jury is still out on whether they fixed the oil consumption issues. If you decide to buy one, buy a new one and stay away from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 due to oil consumption issues. In my opinion a good alternative would be a Honda, Toyota, Mazda or Ford.

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Subies are extremely "reliiable" as strictly defined. That some specimens have wear or out-of-spec issues falls under "durability". Out-of-the-box Subarus are up there with Lexus/Toy/Audi/Honda/Mazda/Hyundai/Kia et al, although Consumers Union just popped them down from 2nd to 5th this year...which is meaningless as well.

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