2010 Subaru Outback Review from Australia and New Zealand

2010 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.5i Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Outlander


Very well engineered, delightful engine, economical and safe handling


Soft interior door sills get dented easily from elbows. Had one replacement, and now needs another.

General Comments:

Great economy.

Smooth CVT gearbox if towing is not a priority.

Great handling with sufficient comfort.

Seats could be sturdier and more comfortable.

Tiptronic gear paddles should not rotate with the steering wheel, making for awkward changes in corners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2013

5th Feb 2013, 05:57

I have the same car here in the UK, a 2011 model. I agree the car is very well engineered.

With regard to the paddles on the steering wheel, everyone says oh you must love that - I always say I didn't spend all this money on an automatic to change the gears myself, so consequently I never use them. But I guess that's my choice.

Fantastic car.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review