(4.6) 26 reviews
MSRP: $5,591$15,951
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 22-24
Engine: 173-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Towing Capacity: N/A
2006 Subaru Baja

Our Take on the 2006 Subaru Baja

Our Take

Subaru combines the notion of a sport utility vehicle and a pickup truck in its compact car-based Baja four-door crossover. A turbocharged engine goes into the Baja Turbo, which was added for the 2004 model year.For 2005, a new net-type center storage pocket for the rear seatback was installed, a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Non-Turbo performance
  • Snug seat bolsters
  • Modest space in cargo bed

Notable Features

  • Available turbocharged engine
  • Pickup-style cargo bed
  • Standard AWD
  • Noticeable appearance


Consumer Reviews


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06 Subaru Baja

by fitzgeoff from Baton Rouge on July 16, 2012

This car is close to perfect. The open bed means you can do most the work that any pick-up can do but it hugely more comfortable whether it's commuter driving around town or cross country. It's also a... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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