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2005 Subaru Outback

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Subaru Outback Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 379 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Love it!

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, and reliable"

Cons: "Gas milage could be better."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love it! This is my 5th Subaru, all have had over 100,000 miles. Every day driving is fun, but where the car really shines is in inclement weather, especially snow. I live in Chicago and we get a lot of snow, not once have I been stuck. Last year we had a blizzard, only me and a couple of SUV's and the snow plows were out. I went thru 8" to 10" inches of snow and high drifts. It felt like I was driving on dry surfaces. A lot of SUV's got stuck, not me! Comfortable driving on long trips. Next car I get, is going to be another Subaru, but I have at least 23,000 miles to go!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

First 63K miles were good- then watch out!

By on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Goes almost anywhere"

Cons: "Unreliable- may not get you back!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Engine problems, brake problems (NHTSA ordered) and interior finish problems. This is really disappointing since the first two Subaru's I owned were great. I kind of wished I hadn't traded in the 1997 one."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great for an active outdoor lifestyle.

By on Saturday, July 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Gets anything anywhere"

Cons: "too much plastic on body"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Holds a lot of rock climbing gear Holds a mountain bike inside, or 3 on the roof. Holds camping gear for 4 I feel safe when my kids drive it."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

By far...best car I have ever owned!

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "RELIABLE"

Cons: "NONE"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Have owned this 'Subie' since new and can say it is the best vehicle I have ever purchased. It currently has 58,000 miles and the ONLY issue ever was a battery replacement about 3 years ago. Fun to drive, reliable and safe! In fact, we have given the car now to my daughter who recently (year ago) started driving. I feel confident with her behind the wheel of this quality machine. In fact, we have now bought our second 'Subie' (2014 Forrester) and are (so far) very pleased with it as well! SUBIE means QUALITY and LOYALTY!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

handsome car, plenty of room but not a fun drive

By on Friday, July 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Base engine is lethargic, have not had a chance to test AWD in the snow but I do not find this adequate for merging into freeway traffic or trying to pass trucks, especially when going uphill!"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

best vehicle i have owned

By on Saturday, June 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "does everything, looks great inside and out"

Cons: "MPG city - but I have fun when I drive..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"very utilitarian: have hauled many lbs of paving stones and garden soil in the back, AWD great, copious space in wagon for hauling; classy and well-designed: love the looks of it inside and out and have received many compliments on interior; driving: excellent road and highway manners, all the speed and pick up i need. no problems with it. i maintain it well."

5 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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