Subaru Outback Car Reviews

The Subaru Outback is an estate vehicle which has off-road capabilities and was originally put into production in an attempt to revive Subaru sales in America. The Subaru Outback is often regarded as the original ‘crossover’ vehicle, as it was one of the first to mix elements of estate vehicles with those of 4x4s.

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Score: 4.5/5
Masses of space
Lots of standard equipment
Capable off-roader
It's no eye catcher
Pretty pricey
Rivals may be more desirable

Latest Subaru Outback Car Reviews:

Subaru Outback 2.0D S 5dr - February 2012
The Subaru Outback is positioned to bridge the gap between a traditional large 4X4 and a family estate car. Its sophisticated 4WD system and higher than average ground clearance make it really at h...
Subaru Outback 2.5i S Lineartronic 5dr - March 2012
The Outback estate is based on the Subaru Legacy, and this version comes with a 2.5 litre petrol engine which should deliver some good performance, but somehow this fails to materialise when compar...
Subaru Outback 3.6 R auto 5dr - March 2012
The Subaru Outback 3.6 R Auto 5dr comes with high levels of equipment, a spacious cabin and decent levels of performance. It is also solidly built and would be an ideal car to ferry the family arou...

Subaru Outback Overview

The Current Outback has a selection of engines which range from a 2.0 litre to a 3.6 litre, as well as offering a diesel option. Depending on the engine, the outback can do anything from 28.0 to 44.0 mpg.

The outback is a nice compromise between 4x4 and estate vehicles and has proved to be a great success for Subaru since its original production.


The Subaru Outback was first put into production in 1997 originally known as the Legacy Grand Wagon.  The first generation model ran until the year 2000 when it was then replaced by the second generation model.

The second generation model ran from 2000 until 2004 and came with the choice of a 2.5 litre four cylinder engine or a 3.0 litre six cylinder engine.

The third generation model arrived in 2003 and was still very much associated with the Subaru Legacy and won the Top Gear Car of the Year award in 2007 before it was replaced in 2009.

The fourth generation Outback has been improved in many areas, Subaru have added many new safety features the fourth generation model such as: Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist.


The outback is a very good crossover vehicle, it is as spacious and as practical as a typical estate, but the all wheel drive makes it more than capable off road. It has been improved upon since it was first produced in 1997 and should not be overlooked.

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