2009 Subaru Outback
There are 7 user reviews for the 2.5i Limited trim shown below
- Comfortable, well appointed, solid ride, good sound system
Purchased As Used
Recently purchased our first Subaru, what a great car. Like the way it holds the road, is comfortable to drive and has plenty of pep for our liking. Although we are not looking forward to the winter, we are looking forward to seeing how the car handles the snow. From all reports we should feel safe and satisfied with the way it handles. Have had a chance to see how it handles in fairly severe rainy conditions and am impressed with the AWD, no senses of hydroplaning as the car just seems to hug the road. Plenty of interior space for the grandkids and the safety features provide a secure level of comfort.
So far the car has lived up to all of our expectations. One word of caution, should you live in the greater Chicagoland area... we might suggest staying away from the new Napleton Schaumburg Subaru dealership as they seem to have a difficult time living up to their core values and keeping their promises....read morehide
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- Handling, heated seats, styling, brakes, features, visibility, MPG, AWD
- Roof rack wind noise, auto climate control, Bridgestone Potenza tires
Purchased As Used
Bought used with 8300 miles on it. Very happy with how it drives and handles- nice tight steering. HarmonKardon stereo is great. Individual climate control system can't keep up with a cold, windy day- car would be very uncomfortable if not for the heated seats. Roof rack howls while driving in the Wyoming wind- dealer says "they all do that" and can't fix it. I wish the interior dome light would stay on until you close the door. It turns itself on as soon as you turn the car off, then llights turn off after 15 or so seconds, whether you are done unloading or not. Plenty of cargo room with the rear seat folded down, color matched rubber cargo tray is a nice touch. Front seats power way back to give lots of leg room, very comfortable for long legs. Bridgestone Potenza tires, original equipment, are very expensive synthetic rubber. Supposed to give a more comfortable ride although I don't notice any difference. They will be destroyed if driven on flat for even a few seconds- pay close attention to the tire pressure monitor! Drives well on ice and snow, AWD is a great feature....read morehide
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- Cargo space (back seat folds flat), fuel economy, attention to details for cost.
- Engine/drive shaft noise, front seats are too short. Transmission still needs some work.
Purchased As New
This is my third - I guess that I like them. Great vehicle, and before this I had a 1999 (gutless) 4 cylinder and an 2003 LL Bean 6 cylinder .
My new 2009 2.5L has corrected most of the problems with both of the earlier versions and they have added many new features.
This is not a vehicle for the Lexus WIMPS (we have a Lexus sedan for comfort). DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMPARE IT BECAUSE IT IS 10 TIMES THE VEHICLE FOR SERIOUS SNOW OR "OFF ROADERS".
One of the best values in the auto market!!!!!!!!!!!!!...read morehide
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- Handles well, decent mileage, nice features
- Seats are not comfortable.
Purchased As New
Must admit my previous car was a Lexus - kept it for 11 years and still was extremely comfortable. The seats in the Outback are not comfortable. The front passenger seat does not raise and lower, and even for me at 5'2" it sits way too low for comfort and not enough padding. Driver's seat is better but still falls a little short.
Overall, love the car and looking forward to its handling well in the snow....read morehide
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- fun, good gas mileage, tough, awd is 2nd to no one
- black carpet,
Purchased As New
I had wanted a good car for travel and wanted all wheel drive fir the hills or mountains, this wagon is as good as it gets, i test drove 26 vehicles and the subie won!!!
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- Fuel economy, AWD handling and build quality
- Passenger leg room, interior layout
Purchased As New
My first Subaru and thus far I've been extremely pleased. At 6.5k miles, I'm getting 22-23mpg mixed driving and 27-29 on the highway. Actually better than the EPA estimates. Compared with my 01 Sequoia, the OB is very easy to drive/park and handles quite well. Not a powerhouse, but respectable. Handling in snow is excellent. Seating for 5 is doable, but somewhat cramped. No mechanical issues thus far and I'm hopeful based on Subaru's reputation for reliability. My complaint is that the interior layout offers no room to set things down inside the driver compartment....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, oddly comfortable rear seat, nice "extras"
- I bit pokey on take off.
I originally owned a '97 Outback and absolutely loved it; so when we were fed up with our '07 Chrysler Town and Country MV; I said I wanted to get another Outback. I always wanted the Limited trim level because it had the sunroof; a necessity for me; a "luxury" for my husband (we have very different opinions on options!). I drove the ’09 Outback Limited and it was SO smooth; the turning radius was so tight (a dream come true after a bulky MV for the past couple of years). I had forgotten how tight the ride feels but not too bumpy or hard. It's the perfect mesh.
Subaru is not a huge seller here in SC; because everyone thinks Subaru+SNOW...well SC roads like to pool water after hard rains; and believe me; the Outback's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is an excellent solution to the poor draining roads here, hydroplaning is NO PROBLEM because the car DOESN'T.
The Limited has the Sports shift option; I know how to drive a manual and believe it or not; the sports shift thing is a bit odd initially; but it would probably be beneficial to use since the pick-up doesn't seem quite up to what my old '97 had.
The radio is INCREDIBLE, power seats, automatic climate control, sunroof are all great perks. The back seat is very comfortable and unexpected (I'm not tall, 5'5") and I don't get the sense that I'm falling forward as I do in a lot of back seats. I am very happy with this choice and plan on hanging on to this one!...read morehide
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