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2006 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

2006 Subaru Outback Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 377 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.

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

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."

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!"

4 people out of 5 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!"

3 people out of 7 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."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Really like the car and would buy another one.

By on Sunday, June 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Tight, quality, economical, safe."

Cons: "Head/tail lights fail if driving on rough roads."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The car is very well built with a solid thud when the doors shut, not the rattling found on other cars. The only complaint I have is that I lived on an unpaved road for a short period of time and the halogen headlights and taillights seemed to fail quite regularly. Once the road was paved and all was smooth, the problem seems to have waned. You may consider this in the cost if you live on a rough road as these lights can run $16 to $25 dollars to replace each time."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Great first 110000 miles, after that, not so much

By on Sunday, May 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Good looking, fast and nimble, all weather star"

Cons: "Frequent and expensive repairs after 110000 miles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Great car for first 110000 miles. Unfortunately, between 110000 and 116000 had to replace timing chain, blown turbo, and wheel bearings. All which were VERY expensive fixes. Nagging problems were burned out headlamps (several on both left and right front), poor quality exterior trim and interior leather, and expensive premium fuel is required. Positives; really good looking in red, very quick with turbo, terrific handling on snow, ice, and rain (with replacement Goodyear TripleTreads, the original Bridgestone RE92's were terrible), heated seats and double pane sunroof. We have had none of these problems with our Forester or our Legacy."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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