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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 381 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

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By on Sunday, November 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 149,118

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
1/10

Pros: "Its good in the snow, down shifting"

Cons: "gas pedal hurts, seat materiel icky"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"This car has a gas pedal that literally hurts my ankle, leg and back. I know others personally, and I read online that I am not the only one with this complaint. The material of the seats is odd and shows every single stain and mark. I have made every adjustment possible to the wheel and seat of the vehicle. I have even tried pillows, etc. Custom seat covers are so expensive and the non-custom would not stay in place."

7 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Practical, comfortable and fun to drive.

By on Wednesday, September 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,700

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: "comfortable, spacious, fun to drive, good value"

Cons: "none"

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

"The outback combines the utility of a minivan or SUV with the driving characteristics of a car. With a 4 cylinder engine, it is surprisingly peppy with decent mpg and handles well. Very comfortable and lots of storage space."

15 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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!"

8 people out of 9 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."

11 people out of 18 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."

5 people out of 7 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!"

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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