• (4.2) 41 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $2,763–$11,171
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 26
  • Engine: 165-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2005 Subaru Outback

Our Take on the Latest Model 2005 Subaru Outback

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort on rough surfaces
  • Limited offroad capability
  • No low-range gearing

Notable Features

  • Redesigned Outback for 2005
  • Legacy-based construction for Outback
  • Impreza-based construction for Outback Sport
  • New turbocharged 2.5 XT Outback model
  • Four- or six-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Additional ground clearance

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 41 reviews

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Amazing for a 12 year old vehicle

by SteveR3 from Michigan on December 1, 2017

Picked this vehicle up a month ago with 132,000 miles. It looks, feels, and drives more like a vehicle that's 3 years old with 40,000 miles. The vehicle has a surprising amount of features (heated w... Read Full Review

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There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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