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2012 Subaru Outback Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by d07docarmo



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Reviewed: 2012 Subaru Outback

4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4 6-speed shiftable CVT AWD

Why the 2012 Subaru Outback?

Why Not the 2012 Subaru Outback?

Powertrain performance

CVT is a poor choice for this vehicle due to typical engine "motor-boating" sound when accelerating. Great for fuel economy, not that great for refinement when revving hard when passing especially due to Subaru's characteristic boxer engine th


Road noise present, but not intrusive at all. Engine drone due to CVT design can get tiring especially since there isn't much performance to go with it. Sound would be appropriate for a sports oriented turbo fortified car with palatable performance.

Interior styling

Silver paint on large portion of dashboard can create glare on bright days.Screen equipped models have poor resolution not commensurate with pricing of this vehicle.Dash board design already looks dated. Needs to be old school or modern, not in-between.

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