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If you need the sure-footed traction of all-wheel drive but shudder at the thought of driving a big, fuel-inefficient SUV, the Outback is the answer. All-wheel-drive confidence and new safety features add up to a prudent and pleasurable road experience, heightened by a comfortable highway ride.


If you need an off-road vehicle that can also tow heavy loads and seat seven, the Outback is no match for a truck-based, V8-powered SUV.

What's New For 2007

Model designations have been rearranged to include the smaller Sport, a 2.5i Basic Wagon, 2.5i Wagon, 2.5i Limited Sedan, 2.5 XT Limited Wagon and 3.0 R L.L. Bean Sedan and Wagon. The 2.5 XT Limited now features the SI-DRIVE performance management system.

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Used 2007 Subaru Outback Expert Review

Subaru builds the Outback for active individuals who shudder at the thought of driving a fuel-thirsty SUV. Based on the popular Legacy sedan and wagon, the Outback takes Subaru's four-wheel-drive philosophy one step further by increasing ground clearance, adding protective side cladding and offering a host of accessories designed to carry various types of equipment and cargo. Offered in four wagon and two sedan trims, and the smaller, Impreza-based Sport version, the rugged Outback models range from simple (2.5i), to sporty (2.5 XT Limited), to simply luxurious (3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition). Engine choices vary by model and include a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder and a refined six-cylinder. Of course, Subaru's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive is standard, as is the ability to go just about anywhere four wheels can travel.

Driving the Used 2007 Subaru Outback

Ride comfort leads the Outback's list of benefits. On rougher surfaces, though, the suspension tries its best to maintain a level attitude but some occupant-tossing may occur. Acceleration with the turbocharged engine is almost too swift. Nudge the pedal at a standstill and the XT Limited is likely to lunge heartily forward, though response to pass or merge isn't quite so assertive. Quiet-running, an Outback maneuvers well, but requires more steering effort than some drivers might find reasonable. Overall, the XT Limited isn't quite as much fun as you might expect of a smaller, turbocharged car, but that's easily outweighed by its sensible utility.

Favorite Features

All-Wheel Drive
This could be Subaru's number-one selling point, since no other manufacturer makes such a system standard on all models.

Semi-Manual Shift Mode
Tapping a steering-wheel button in the 2.5 XT Limited lets you downshift briefly without going into full manual mode. This can be handy when road or traffic conditions change suddenly, and the transmission resumes normal operation as soon as the temporary situation ends.

Used 2007 Subaru Outback Interior

Like most aspects of the Outback, its dashboard and control layout convey a down-to-business personality. Subaru notes that the Outback's seating position provides a more "commanding" view than ordinary wagons. Two-toned interiors are fitted with cloth upholstery on 2.5i and 2.5 XT Limited trims, while the L.L. Bean receives leather trim. Seats are inviting and supportive, visibility is excellent all-around and the Outback runs quietly. The Sporty 2.5 XT Limited uses an electroluminescent LED instrument display.

Used 2007 Subaru Outback Exterior

Subaru calls the Outback the "world's first sport utility wagon," calling attention to its pronounced wedge-shaped profile. Its SUV-like attributes are subtle but noticeable. Aerodynamic ground-effects components blend with more pronounced wheel arches to give it a bolder stance. A rear gate spoiler is installed and, on the 2.5 XT Limited turbo model, a functional hood scoop feeds air to the engine's intercooler.

Used 2007 Subaru Outback Standard Features

The 2.5i Basic Wagon includes front side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), cloth upholstery, power windows and locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry, 100-watt stereo with six speakers and CD/MP3 player, air conditioning and an alarm system. The 2.5i Limited has an automatic transmission, leather seating, power glass moonroof, six-disc CD changer and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. The 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition adds a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel and a panoramic tilt/sliding dual panel moonroof (wagon).

Used 2007 Subaru Outback Options

Practical-duty accessories include a bike carrier and ski attachment set. Buyers have three engine choices and three types of all-wheel drive from which to choose, but they are available according to model rather than as separately ordered options. Individual options include upgraded audio and DVD navigation.

Used 2007 Subaru Outback Engine

The Outback offers three engine options: A 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter six-cylinder. The normally-aspirated 2.5-liter boxer engine produces enough power to suit most non-enthusiast drivers. It also offers the best fuel economy. The turbocharged 2.5-liter engine provides nearly the same horsepower as the 3.0-liter six-cylinder, but offers more torque at a lower rpm, perfect for performance driving. The 3.0-liter six-cylinder found on the luxury models is strong and smooth and is matched with Variable Torque Distribution, which is Subaru's most sophisticated all-wheel-drive system.

2.5-liter Boxer-4
175 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
169 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/28 (manual), 22/28 (automatic)

2.5-liter Boxer-4 Turbocharged
243 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
241 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/27 (manual), 20/26 (automatic)

3.0-liter Boxer-6
245 horsepower @ 6600 rpm
215 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26

How Much Does the Used 2007 Subaru Outback Cost?

Like other Subarus, Outbacks are a little pricey compared to similar-sized sedans and wagons. The 2.5i Basic Wagon has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $22,620, while the 2.5 XT Limited is $31,620. The 2.5i Limited Sedan has an MSRP of $27,020, while the six-cylinder 3.0 R L.L. Bean Edition Sedan starts at $30,920. The Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the Outback, so be sure to check it out before you begin negotiations. Competitive vehicles such as the Volvo XC70 and the Volkswagen Passat 4Motion cost more than the Outback yet don't retain the same strong resale value. The Dodge Magnum SXT with all-wheel drive is priced similarly to the Outback 3.0 R, but it, too, lags behind the Outback's high resale values.

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Used 2007 Subaru Outback Consumer Reviews


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2005 Subaru Outback

"Bit outdated"

Awd, great in snow, heated features, H6 engine
Outdated, no rear wiper, eats gas a bit
I bought this car with very high hopes. I was just 5-10 years too late to the party. It was probably super nice when it was newer. Also, right after I bought it things needed fixing and replacing so I couldnt do all the upgrades I was hoping to. I have spent thousands fixing it up and making sure its in perfect running condition. But now its 14 years old with almost 200k miles and I am ready for something newer. The only car that compares to this one today is the Volvo S60 Cross Country and they are very expensive... A awd sedan with good clearance for snow and off road ability. Good on gas but still sporty. Reliable if maintained properly. And features that are great in snow like heated seats, heated wipers, great awd system, and with good tires can handle just about any weather. Even deep snow... Wish Subaru would bring back the Outback sedan but I guess it wasnt a big seller. Not sure why? Its great for soo many reasons if you drive in snow but dont need a big wagon or suv and can’t afford an Audi...Read less
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2006 Subaru Outback

"Not what I hoped for"

Maybe I got a bad one, but I bought this car because of the great reviews and how many I see on the road. I don’t find it handles in the snow or ice as well as I’d like. On a snowy or icy day I’d much rather drive my husbands truck as I feel safer in the truck and my subie slides around a lot.. I bought this vehicle about 3 years ago with 80k miles on it.. also at 124k miles my engine died and I had to get a new engine which sucked.. my rear windshield wiper recently quit working, maybe a bad motor, idk. My transmission has always been strange, shifting late and I’m always riding at about 2.5-3 rpms.. I won’t buy another Subaru. I feel like I paid way too much and have had too many problems with this vehicle. I’ll stick to Chevy from now on.Read less
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2005 Subaru Outback

"great car"

great family car, AWL, reliable
outside trim falls off
This is a great car! It hauls a lot, has amazing grip on the roads even when icy, and runs very reliably. Only problem Ive encountered is with the outside trim on the doors which keeps peeling off.
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2005 Subaru Outback

"nice car"

Nice car to drive very reliable
low ground clearance
We love this car, I would buy another Subaru in a heartbeat if they didnt want so much for them. My fixed budget does not allow me to spend the money... In my opinion no one makes a better car, they are just alittle too expensive up front. We have 140K on this one. I have a couple little hickups I would spend the money to fix them and keep the car but my wife who drives the car most of the time. just wants a newer car. So we bought a 15 Ford Escape. cheaper and a slightly higher ground clearance.
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2005 Subaru Outback

"Great car!"

Great car, fun to drive.
Gas mileage.
I really love this car. It has been swell - I have only had to replace minor components on it. And it is really hot: heated leather seats, five speeds, and it is fast. It has the works. The only bad part is the gas mileage. It takes premium fuel and gets about 18/24.
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2007 Subaru Outback Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System


  • AM/FM Radio
  • Cassette
  • CD Changer
  • MP3 Player
  • CD Player
  • Front DVD Entertainment System


  • Third Row Seat
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 26 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 22 mpg


  • Horsepower - 175 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 6000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.11 inches
  • Torque - 169 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4400 rpm


  • Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Roof Rails
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/60VR16
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years


  • Axle Ratio - 4.11
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.92 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.0
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Single Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 3320 pounds
  • EPA Total Interior - 97.4 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 16.9 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 40.5 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 39.1 inches
  • Height - 63.2 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 44.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 33.9 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 8.4 inches
  • Overall Length - 188.7 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 54.4 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 53.7 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 2700 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 65.4 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 35.4 feet
  • Wheel Base - 105.1 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 69.7 inches
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2007 Subaru Outback Safety

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2007 Subaru Outback Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag


2007 Subaru Outback Rankings

175 HP
MPG Combined
22 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.4 Rating
200 HP
2007 Subaru Outback
175 HP

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