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Subaru Outback 5GEN 2.5i

Subaru Outback 5GEN 2.5i (2014-2021)

Also referred to as: Subaru Outback 5GEN 2.5i 2020 and Subaru Outback 5GEN 2.5i 2022.
4.0 from 13 reviews · View Statistics

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4.0

13 reviews
  • Build Quality
    3.7 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.2 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (5)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (6)
  • Braking
    4.3 (6)
  • Acceleration / Power
    3.0 (6)
  • Gear Shifting
    3.3 (6)
  • Suspension
    4.2 (6)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.0 (6)
  • Handling
    3.8 (6)
  • Interior Design
    4.2 (6)
  • Boot Size
    4.7 (6)
  • Comfort
    4.2 (6)
  • Features
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Ramjet59

Ramjet59Canberra

  • 20 reviews
  • 17 likes

The most uninspiring Subaru Ive ever bought.

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Purchased in May 2020.

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TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
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Year2019
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Ramjet59
Ramjet59

If you can provide a roofrack that is actually able to take something tied onto it, that would be a miracle. Those roofrails and bars are nothing but cosmetic failures.

Subaru Australia
SubaruSubaru Australia

Thanks for your feedback @ Ramjet59 which we will be sure to pass on. The Subaru Team.

Warren

WarrenCentral West, NSW

Shattered

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I purchased an new outback in 2014. Unfortunately this week the CVT completely failed, and the initial costing from the dealership is around the $10,000 mark! Doing some basic research this is not in a unique problem for 2014 Subaru’s in general. I was hoping to even trade in the vehicle on a new outback if financially viable.

Purchased in May 2014 at Subaru Dealers.

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Incentivised ReviewNo
TransmissionAutomatic
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Year2014
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SubaruSubaru Australia

Hi @ Warren, We're sorry to hear of your concern with your Outback. If you would like to discuss this further with us, please feel free to contact our Customer Relations Team on 1800 22 66 43 or feedback@subaru.com.au. The Subaru Team.

Iggy Pop

Iggy PopCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Subaru

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Just purchased a new Subaru Outback and initial view is not great. The car appears to be good quality finish, but first drive on the highway, I found the front to be wandering requiring continuous corrections with the steering. Tyre pressures did need adjusting which gave a slight improvement. A bit disappointed with this. After a couple of attempts, the steering issue has been sorted. Seems the wheel alignment was the issue

Purchased in April 2019.

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Incentivised ReviewNo
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
BoughtNew
Year2018
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GreenVomit8

GreenVomit8Sydney

  • 11 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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Really happy with the car even though I'm not a fan of 4WD vehicles and this was as close to a family station wagon that I could get. Doesn't sit that high off the ground as other 4WDs do.
If there was a Liberty wagon at the time of purchase I would have went for a Liberty wagon but they stopped making them. I also would have went a Camry wagon but they stopped making those as well.
Build quality is excellent. Feels like it will go on forever.

Purchased in April 2016.

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Incentivised ReviewNo
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
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Year2016
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SteveP

StevePGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent all round

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Very comfortable driving. Heated front (leather) seats and sunroof are a joy. High front seats (for those of us a little older) make getting in and out so much easier. Easy visibility, incl larger side mirrors, makes driving (incl changing lanes) easy. And have the comfort of it being all wheel drive. Highly recommended.

Badge2.5i
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2018
jiminoz

jiminozDarling Downs, QLD

  • 62 reviews
  • 36 likes

Affordable, practical, reliable car

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Badge2.5i
TransmissionCVT
Date PurchasedFeb 2015
Jae

JaeMelbourne

  • 4 reviews
  • 6 likes

SUV? Wagon? This is OUTBACK a true Utility vehicle

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TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedNov 2017

Fantastic

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Great to drive , plenty of room and comfort. .elegant easy to see and use dash and controls . doesn't look like a spaceship from another galaxy like many other SUV's. Expensive servicing, every 6months other makes are 12 months .excellent fuel economy 6.7 litres per 100km .this is my 3rd outback and first new one (2015) . an outback in 2000 cost around $40,000 today you pay less with all the Improvements and new tech . adaptive cruise control is wonderful ,I can knit a jumper while driving up the coast (only joking)

Badge2.5i
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2015
HOBBIT

HOBBITTURRAMURRA

  • 31 reviews
  • 30 likes

2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i: I LOVE THIS CAR

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Badge2.5i
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMar 2015
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peter-pr13949

peter-pr13949Victoria

  • 10 reviews
  • 5 likes

Petrol 2.5l Third Subaru and each one gets Better. REALLY GOOD CAR!

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Purchased in June 2016 at Subaru Dealers for A$35,999.00.

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Incentivised ReviewNo
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
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Year2015
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peter-pr13949
peter-pr13949

Update: 90,000km and no faults, no bugs. Sadly subaru insurance went up 200% after year one. Brakes ok, tyres ok, still original. Bought 2018 XV for wife. Even safer. Full review soon.

peter-pr13949
peter-pr13949

96000. Still all good.

flattyre

flattyre

  • 5 reviews
  • 4 likes

Good car let down by dodgy ergonomics

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TransmissionCVT
Ay

AySydney, NSW

  • 10 reviews
  • 6 likes

Shitbox

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Just be carefull who want to buy new subaru outback with cvt transmission. I got my cvt transmission locked up at 80000 km and causing a rear end collision. Email subaru and subaru try to blame my preferred qualified mechanic from mta. The ridiculous thing they said dont need to change transmission oul eventhough its dirty live it untill broken. I use genuine subaru cvt oul but still faulty cvt hate it first and last subaru product

Purchased in July 2015 at Tynan Motors for A$44,450.00.

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Rossco

Rossco

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

2014 2.5 Auto Outback - Nice transmission, pity about the interior

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Just traded in the old 2005 Subaru 2.5 Outback with around 200k on the clock on a new 2014, 2.5 auto model. Was hesitant to get the auto at first but have since fallen in love with it. The 6 speed auto trans is just lovely, smooth and a delight to drive and despite the 2014 version outback being slightly larger (and heavier) at 1.7t, fuel consumption (so far) is looking a lot better than the old manual model. The vehicle is typical Subaru; not quite a Volvo, Mercedes or Beemer, but still a damm nice car to drive and has that a solid, well built feel.
A solid vehicle that is a true station wagon, rather than a short SUV
Cheap looking, plasticky interior finish. Need to do better here Subaru.

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Outback 5GEN 2.5i (2014-2021)

I question the engine power and torque listed here for the 2.5 Lt petrol.

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Details

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CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price A$41,345
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeAll Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrol
Wheels18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
Doors5
Seats5
Fuel Consumption7.3 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.5L
Max Power191kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque350Nm @ 4400rpm
Country of ManufactureJapan
Safety Features
  • Active Cruise Control
  • AEB (Auto Emergency Braking)
  • Blindspot Warning System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • ISO-fix Compatible
  • Lane Assist
  • Reversing Camera
  • Traction Control
Extra Features
  • Android Auto / Apple Carplay
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Automatic Start/Stop Engine
  • Automatic Wipers
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Dual Zone Air Conditioning
  • Immobilizer
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Steering
  • Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • USB Port
  • Voice Control
Ground Clearance213 mm
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Release dateDec 2014
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