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Average Overall Rating:

5.0/5

Value:
5.0/5
Exterior:
4.7/5
Interior:
4.7/5
Comfort:
4.3/5
Performance:
4.7/5
Reliability:
5.0/5

3 of 3 (100%) of consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Amazing vehicle

Reviewed by Retired travellers
October 24, 2015

We wanted to get a new car that could go on dirt and gravel roads that are not necessarily well-maintained, take us and a lot of stuff to places around the country and continent, and keep us safer than we would be on our own as we age. The AWD and high clearance deliver on the first point; the luxury features of the 2.5i Limited and the great cargo space (along with excellent [even heated!] rear seats for fellow travelers, give us the second; and the incredibly amazing Eyesight system with the adaptive cruise control and stay-in-the-lane warnings and corrective features give us the third! While all of the features can be manually turned off (some have to be turned on each time you restart, including the cruise control and the active steering control), it is probably best to just train yourself and any other drivers to turn them on every time you start up. With the back-up camera and side-mirror blindspot notification features plus these Eyesight-based capabilities, the car is capable of saving you from almost any accident, it would seem! We heard of someone who had a seizure while driving one, and awakened to find the car self-stopped short of a median barrier, safe and sound! We are loving it! The seats are not "lacking in support" but rather, if anything, a bit more stiff than I'd like; once fully adjusted in position, they are comfortable, though. It is not a super-quiet car like some, but compared to some CVT vehicles it is definitely quieter and more refined. Driving through the mountains, it feels very capable of taking the curves without losing control (almost sporty). I sincerely doubt that the roof rails will result in any buffeting by wind, as the Outback feels very solid in windy conditions. The roof rails also hide the fold-in crossbars, minimizing drag and mpg impact by keeping the rails out of the way when not in use...clever. The fog lights point in the direction of your turn to illuminate the area being approached. The rear seats can be adjusted to lean back if you want, and the rear cargo area has a retractable cover. So many features and details that have been included, all packed into a very safe (IIHS and US government ratings) car that is so practical and capable! Truly amazing!

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
5/5
Interior:
4/5
Comfort:
5/5
Performance:
5/5
Reliability:
5/5

Superior Safety and Dependable Ride

Reviewed by Dependable, Value Car
September 23, 2015

I bought this car to travel safely no matter how bad the weather gets, and to get some of those interior 'extras' too. The Subaru Outback delivers!

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

Overall Rating:
5/5
Value:
5/5
Exterior:
4/5
Interior:
5/5
Comfort:
4/5
Performance:
4/5
Reliability:
5/5

New Outback 3.6 R Limited

Reviewed by Jedediah
August 25, 2015

I've owned a great many cars in my lifetime--my new Outback 3.6 R Limited being my 40th, but others have included numerous Mercedes, Jaguars, Fords, Lincolns, VWs, Cadillacs, Chryslers, Nissans, Alfa Romeos and yes, a few other Subarus. I've always found Subaru to be a reassuring ride--solid, dependable, and able to go anywhere under even the worst of weather conditions. They're cars you can trust. But unless you've been driving one of their WRXs or WRX Stis, excitement was probably not a word that came to mind when tooling around picking up groceries, mulch, and ferrying dogs about on joy rides. Even my 2011 Outback 3.6 R. Limited, which has been my "go to" car in monsoons and blizzards, was comfortable, reliable, roomy, and quick enough, but exciting? Meh. The new 2016 Outback, however, is a breed apart. It's new CVT transmission is smooth and, not having any gears, doesn't "hunt" for the right one when accelerating or decelerating. The suspension and frame are much tauter than the 2011, and an improved stability control system has changed the Outback's cornering from a top-heavy wallow into a reasonably able and predictable handler. The 3.6 liter 254 horse engine is the same as in the 2011, though slightly slower than its predecessor, owing to more weight and the coupling with the CVT transmission---but still good for a 7-second 0-60, and a top end of 139 mph. Technology is where the 2016 really shines. The Eyesight system with adaptive cruise control and emergency braking is startlingly effective. Set your speed and distance from the car in front of you on a highway and the Outback maintains it. If the car in front comes to a complete halt, the Outback stops safely behind it. If someone pulls in front, it readjusts to maintain distance from them. Employ the lane monitor, and the car will gently adjust steering to remain between striped lines as well. Have Pandora on your phone? It's on your Nav screen, with all controls to like, dislike, skip songs, etc. No more fumbling to train your playlist. Front and rear seats are heated and all recline. There is also slightly more luggage space and rear seat leg room. The front bucket seats also have a longer cushion to support legs for tall folks. Even the gas mileage has edged up a tad, thanks to the CVT. As I said before, I've owned a lot of cars, and many of them I quite loved, but the new Outback is head and shoulders above most of them, and dare I say it--even bordering on exciting to drive.

I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES

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