A Subaru Outback Review
Reviewing The Subaru Outback
When driving around Sacramento, you are bound to see the Subaru Outback. With the Redwoods just to the north, Tahoe to the East, and mountains everywhere, the Central Valley is simply home base for adventurers.
No review of the Subaru Outback is complete without talking about the best years, the worst, pros, cons, and PRICE! Capital City Auto Auction certainly has you covered in the saving money department. 💵
We're reviewing the best Subaru Outback years, the worst, the pros and the problems, and the PRICE! Read on.
🗓️ Best Subaru Outback Years:
Among the newer options, fifth-generation Outback models, 2015-2017, garnered significant attention for improved interior quality, advanced safety features, and efficient powertrains.
Sixth-generation, 2020-2022 Subaru Outback’s, offer a larger infotainment screen, a turbocharged engine option, and a spacious cabin. A lot to ❤️ there.
The Subaru Outback XT trims feature turbocharged engines.
But let’s talk used. That’s what we’re really interested in. what about a used Subaru Outback, which is more likely to cross Capital City Auto Auction? Some of the best models are the 2nd generation facelift 2003-2004 Outback’s.
The 2004 model stands out with a substantial redesign, adopting a more robust wagon-style body, distinguishing it from previous iterations. The introduction of the 2.5XT model, equipped with a turbocharged engine, provides a livelier and sportier driving experience. This makes the 2004 Outback an attractive choice for those aiming to balance cost savings and a reliable and more modern design and features.
The 2009 Subaru Outback also stands out for few complaints.
The 4th generation BR facelift in 2014 is another great choice, however there are complaints of engine troubles, as well as transmission issues. Head over to our inventory page and filter by “make”. Or click here for a list of Subaru's. 😎 You’re almost guaranteed to find an Outback available.
Subaru Outback Features
All-Wheel Drive (AWD):
Subaru's signature AWD system provides exceptional traction, making the Outback an excellent choice for varying road conditions, from city streets to off-road adventures. Subaru’s are regularly listed high when it comes to the best AWD cars.
🚘 Spacious Interior:
The Outback offers ample space for passengers and cargo, with a roomy rear seat and a generous cargo area, making it a versatile family car and great road trip vehicle.
Feel free to drop by our Sacramento location and take a test drive to ensure it can comfortably accommodate all your requirements.
🛣️ Ground Clearance:
With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Outback can handle rough terrains, snow, and dirt trails, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. The new 2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness now features 9.5 inches of ground clearance!
🛡️ Safety Features:
Subaru's EyeSight® suite of advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking, comes standard in many trims.
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Reliability is a hallmark of the Subaru Outback, a vehicle that has earned its stripes as a steadfast and dependable choice. Subaru's commitment to durability is evident in the Outback's well-crafted engineering and construction.
It's a car designed to withstand the test of time, enduring the rigors of daily commuting, family road trips, and even off-road adventures.
⚠️ Subaru Outback Problems:
While the Outback has certainly proved its mettle over the years, like any vehicle, it's not entirely without its quirks.
The worst Subaru Outback years are between 2011 and 2019, particularly the 2013 Subaru Outback with lots of electrical problems and excessive oil consumption; the 2015 Subaru Outback with electrical, windshield, and interior accessory problems, and the 2018 Subaru Outback with more electrical failures, and steering complaints.
Some other common issues that have been reported in older models include
- head gasket problems, which may result in oil leaks,
- engine issues.
- Additionally, transmission issues can arise, particularly in automatic transmission models.
However, Subaru has addressed many of these issues in newer models, and diligent maintenance can help mitigate these concerns. Despite these potential challenges, the Outback's reputation for long-term reliability remains strong, making it a trusted choice for those who value dependability in their vehicles.
💲The Subaru Outback for Sale at Auction
Looking for a Subaru Outback for sale? The Subaru Outback isn't just a car for a lot of drivers, it’s almost like a supporting character, a Samwise Gamgee, in the story of life's adventures.
Used Subaru Outback prices can still be high because of their longevity, so consider an auction lot like Capital City Auto Auction because prices here are far lower than you’ll see at a used car dealer. Click here if you don’t believe us! We just sold two 2000 Subaru Outback's for $500, a 2005 for $850, a 2007 for $3,200, and a 2010 Outback for $700 as of this article. Where are you going to beat that?
Still not convinced? The average sale price of a Subaru Outback over the past 6 months at Capital City Auto Auction was $1,457. Most of those models were early 2000s Outbacks, like the 2005 Subaru Outback, as well as the 2001 and 2002 Outbacks.
The MOST anyone spent was $7,550 on a 2009 model. That's a high bid. Another 2009 Outback was sold for $1,650, much closer to the average. Even with 150,000 miles, a used 2009 Outback can cost you $9,000 or more at a dealership.
So, whether you're chasing the sunset, forging your path through the wilderness, or simply enjoying the everyday journey, your Subaru Outback is there to take you places. 🌍🚗🌟
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