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  • (4.6) 33 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $2,993–$11,193
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 173-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2006 Subaru Outback

Our Take on the Latest Model 2006 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
  • Turbocharged 2.5 XT Limited Outback wagon
  • Four- or six-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • More ground clearance than Legacy

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 33 reviews

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Worst Experience Ever

by ELewis from Lebanon, OR on November 7, 2017

Save yourself from a 2006 Outback. Catalytic converter went out and it will cost 1/2 the value of the car to repair. Specs are so tight on emissions that other options are possible. Don't go where ... Read Full Review

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2006 Subaru Outback Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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