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Does it all well! by Bikermike on 02/09/2013. Trim: 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This vehicle is a great value, Consumer Reports scored it slightly less than the Audi Allroad which is 10K more. I traded an Infiniti G35X in on this and I love it. The build quality is top notch, interior room for people, dogs and bikes is perfect. I have driven 5K of mixed suburban driving and average 27 mpg. We finally got some snow here in the Chicago area and it performed better than my G35X and my A6 Quattro (both AWD). I love it. If and when they come out with the diesel (available in Europe) I will give this one to my wife and buy it.
Cons: Not the fastest car I've driven but adequate.
Overall review: This vehicle is the best value I have owned and that includes Hondas, Cadillacs, Audis, Acuras and Infinitis. This is the Swiss Army knife of vehicles!
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The SUV of crossovers by Witchdoctor on 05/07/2013. Trim: 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This is my second Outback, first was a 2010 3.6 R limited which has been truly an excellent car, plus 50000 miles and not a problem of any kind over the time we have had it. It went to my son who is in college, and I got the new 2.5i PZEV limited. I was a bit concerned about the smaller engine, but I was assured by the service manager where I got my first Outback that this new engive and new CVT were significant improvements over the older model and that I would love it. He was right. The new changes are great, especially the rear view camera, improved suspension, and better mpg's. Have 2300 miles on it and have gotten 28.7 mpg overall. I love this car and would recommend it to anyone.
Cons: No doubt that the 2.5i PVEV is louder and a bit slower than the 3.6R, but it only takes a few hundred miles to get use to the difference. The gain in mph compensates for that small deficiency. Never have been much of a fan of the fake wood trim. Liked the old dark trim much better than the new redish mate finish. Folding mirrors should be electric. Passenger seat should be 10 way like the drivers seat.
Overall review: It is a great car, can haul a ton, and easily fits 4 adults. The mid cycle changes are great. Love the new electroluminescent instrument cluster and having the temperature gauge. Miss the compass in the rear view mirrow, but the rear view camera in the radio is a great trade off. Had it in deep snow and it was ever bit as good as the older 3.6 R. New design of the front end with the large fog lamps is also a nice improvement. If you want an Audi Allroad at 10000 less and a significant lower cost of maintenance, this is the car. You and your pocket book will love it.
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Ultimate Wagon - SUV by The wanmanrules on 05/05/2013. Trim: 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Everything! This is one of the best all around vehicles that we have owned. We even bought a Cross Trek for our Daugther... Room - Excellent, Navigation -Excellent, Interior Quality - Excellent Everything is just Excellent!!!!
Cons: If I could change anything, it would be a little more power, but I will trade the more MPG's for the less power. Auto Lift on the Back Hatch...
Overall review: Probably one of the best Vehicles we have ever owned. Consumer Reports states Subaru is 2nd best... and We can deifnitely see it in our Subaru's! Only Lexus comes close but a difference of almost 20K!
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Almost Drives Itself by Dave/ Chicago on 04/03/2013. Trim: 2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: I have the fully loaded Limited 4 cylinder with the "eyesight" feature. This is my 5th Subaru and, by far, my favorite. I've had two accidents in the past from falling asleep at the wheel. This car solves that problem and lowered my insurance premium. The new wood grain looks more like real wood, since it's not that glossy plastic. I have 10,000 miles on it and it drives great, especially on long trips on the hwy. with the eyesight set. The GPS screen is big and the stereo is much better than previous models. Even the gas mileage is better on this model, average 24mpg in city and 29mpg on hwy.
Cons: IThe one thing I wish it had was an automatic rear lift gate. I think the 2014 Forester has it, so I missed it by one year. Pick up is a little slow & noisy, but all the Outbacks I've had were like that. I prefer getting the better gas mileage rather than the bigger engine.
Overall review: Overall, this is the best Outback I've owned. The styling is classy, the mileage is very good, and the eyesight feature is fantastic. It rides well on long trips and can carry a lot of stuff.
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Love just about everything..... by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/15/2013. Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Fun to drive. Works well for this family of 4 plus dog for trips to the snow.
Cons: The door locks kill me. I bought a fully loaded Outback and the door locks don't automatically lock when in motion. Sounds minor but it's a pain....haven't had to think about it since before 2000.
Overall review: Love this car so far.
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