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  • Build Quality
    4.2 (47)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (46)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (42)
  • Noise Level
    3.9 (46)
  • Braking
    4.5 (44)
  • Acceleration / Power
    3.9 (44)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.1 (41)
  • Suspension
    4.4 (45)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.9 (45)
  • Handling
    4.3 (45)
  • Interior Design
    4.4 (44)
  • Boot Size
    4.6 (45)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (44)
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Ben
BenBendigo
  • 15 reviews
  • 16 likes

Could not be happier. A seriously great family car.

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Purchased in for $47,000.

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impressed07Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

There is some things as too much tech

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Purchased in for $44,000.

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Marianna
MariannaSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Leaking all over

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Purchased in for $40,000.

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Ivan36
Ivan36Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 25 reviews
  • 39 likes

Excellent car but technology puts off my wife

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Purchased in for $11.50.

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Obviously, the price of the car was $51.500.
Made a mistake. This is my fourth Subaru Outback.

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Robert M.
Robert M.
  • 3 reviews

Great car, pity about the service and warranty

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Purchased in at Barton Subaru.

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Worst Car I Have Ever Driven

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Mumma88
Mumma88Central Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews
  • 8 likes

Dream to drive!

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I’ve only had the car a month so far but really love it. I have a longer commute, I do a minimum 120km of driving a day and do mostly highway driving 80-100km, and a small amount of in town driving. I’ve been averaging about 6.5l per 100km with the 2017 premium diesel model.
It’s a beautiful car to drive, it’s very smooth and comfortable and has very good acceleration. I love the size of the car. The 3 kids fit very comfortably in the back and the boot size is very generous.

Purchased in for $36,490.

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FoxBearSydneySydney, NSW
  • 73 reviews
  • 31 likes

Good level of tech. heavy steady car, a bit slow in acceleration

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Purchased in at Suttons for $53,500.

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TrickyDicky
TrickyDickySydney, NSW
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect family car!

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Have owned this car since new in 2015 and cannot fault it. It is the perfect family car, including for run abouts, camping, light off-roading, etc. It’s boot is bigger than its contemporaries, in my view. Drives and handles like a dream.

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Hi there, thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear your Subaru Outback is so accommodating and you are making the most of great adventures. Wishing you safe and happy travels.
Regards The Subaru Team

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Deb C
Deb CRockhampton
  • 28 reviews
  • 28 likes

Absolutely love this car. It's my fifth Subaru.

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Purchased in at Used Vehicle Sales for $35,000.

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Southern ROO
Southern ROOSussex Inlet
  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Great touring wagon

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Mainly used for distance driving and holiday touring. I use this vehicle about twice a month.
I have a second Subaru Outback 2013 that I use for daily local running around town.
Both vehicles are serviced in accordance with the manual recommendations.
The 2017 model only has around 40,000 Kim’s and is a really comfortable vehicle to drive. I’ve had no issues with it mechanically and I run Premium 98 petrol in it. Only problem that I had was when The vehicle suffered a broken windscreen. In order to replace the windscreen with a genuine Subaru screen I had to get the Eyesight feature recalibrated. This was expensive - combined cost was about
$ 1,500 - fortunately the insurance met half that cost.

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Never Again
Never AgainGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 4 reviews

The best car ever

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The quiet drive, the cabin comforts, the visibility, the boot space, the manoeuvrability in tight areas, and amazing safety! Once driving at 80kph a car stoped dead with no warning whatsoever in middle of the road, one car away from me. Full brakes, no skid, no screech, just a low sound from tyres and tarmac, and Outback stopped still 1-metre from the rear of the front car. Unbelievable fuel efficiency, the car just runs on vapours it seems. My only gripe is 6 monthly service, though the service centre is 6 stars in professionalism and engineering, they don't provide an easy drop off and pickup solution without having another car and driver in the house.

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Len
LenSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 13 reviews
  • 8 likes

MY09 Luxury Tourer/Dual Range Manual 2.5L SUV

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Purchased in for $15,500.

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SezG
SezGNorth-West & West coast, TAS

Torque Converter Issues

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Subaru Australia's refusal to acknowledge the build issue with the torque converter 2010-2012 Outback is in breach of Australian Consumer Law and Consumer Guarantees. An expensive fix to watch out for.

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Purchased in at JMC Burnie for $20,000.

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We appreciate your response SezG. Your Subaru Case Manager will be in contact with to resolve your case as soon as they can.
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Lili B
Lili BMurray Region, NSW
  • 12 reviews
  • 4 likes

Silent, competent, head turning, safe.

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Purchased in at Baker Motors Albury.

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Rob D.
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Outback (No Badge) (2020-2022)

my new work supplied lease vehicle was ordered june 2021 to replace my work leased 2017 subaru outback in late september 2021.
delivery/handover did not occur until mid february 2022.
this is my 3rd work leased subaru outback and i am impressed with the handling and performce of all the subaru outback vehicles i have had.
i was sceptical with my 1st 2014 model because prior to that i had 3 different models of the ford territory that i loved i believe nothing could beat it for performace, handling & comfort.
i conceed i have been converted.
now back to the outback.
i have to say, the 2017 model is my much preferred to the 2021 model with bigger storage tray in front of the gear stick, more plug in ports including in the centre console, bigger glovebox compartment, less annoying distractions safety alarms that could be turned off permanently and not default back to reset after restarting the vehicle
i need a cigarette charge port for my work laptop & in the 2021 model it is in the glovebox.
absolute pain to plug into & run the cable & reduces my cable length to the laptop
2017 model had one in front of gear stick & one in centre console. (much better access)
stupid little parcel shelf above glove box & difficult usb port access in front of the gear stick with small opening for a person with large hands.
admittedly this does not affect the 2021 vehicle performance and handling.
as i do a lot of highway driving my biggest gripe is the change of the cruise control settings which it critical to me because with my place of employment, its instant dismissal if i receive 3 traffic infrigments in one year.
the 2017 model cruise setting was great and i could use the toggle at half way to increase or decrease speed in 1km increments or 10km increments if toggle is pushed all the way.
the 2021 model only has 5km or 10km increments which is disappointing.
many times on 100km highway with cruise set at 105km i overtake a vehicle travelling at under 100km taking my speed to over 105km and hit resume after overtaking and it jumps to 110km.
very annoying and having to constantly resetting the cruise.
never had that issue with 2017 model because of the better 1km increment set up on the cruise toggle setting.
i have asked the local dealership here to change the setting to 1km increments but was told it cannot be done.
overall great car but the 2017 was better for my choice with storage access, plug in ports access & cruise control settings.
just realised one other point.
when backing a trailer, the rear sensor alarm activates and is constantly annoying & destracting when trying to concentrate on mirrors while reversing.

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Outback 5GEN 3.6R (2014-2019)

I am a very happy Subaru owner during the last 12years and during the last 5 years a 2015 3.6 R premium outback. This car is outstanding and easily the best car i have owned in approximately 50 years of driving various makes and models. The Outback has a great power to weight ratio, superb driving / handling characteristics, comfortable, able to handle reasonably serious off road conditions, has a great Harmon Kardon stereo and lots of nice tech ( do yourself a favor and check out the spec,s on this vehicle )
Another great attribute with this Outback 3.6 R is it runs on ordinary 91Ron unleaded petrol. the best economy I have achieved is 7.6 litres per 100kl,s. It is not to difficult to achieve around 8.4 to 9.5 average with sensible driving.
I have recently considered upgrading my Subaru Outback to the newest model, a bit more refined, more power maybe ,upgraded tech, suspension and so on. Not a big ask for Subaru. Wrong ! ! ! Very wrong.
Trying to get real information about the new 2021 Subaru Outback is akin to pulling teeth, however I believe the new model only has a 2,5 litre engine and ( your kidding us ) no turbo available. The crazy part is they have increased the tow value from 1800 KG,s to 2000 KGs. REALLY.
Subaru, you may have known what you were doing, but what were you thinking. you have made a major blunder ( in my opinion) by robing your customers of owning a Subaru with decent, safe power.
It appears that to own a 3.6 Outback now the 2020 model is the last available. Very sad. So, get onto the car sales websites, have your money handy and buy one . you won,t regret it.
Graes

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Does the new model come with a 7 seat option?

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tinkertoy
tinkertoy

No, not this one. I don’t think Subaru has a seven seat option, at least in Australia.

MansfieldJohno
MansfieldJohno

No

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