2015 Subaru Outback Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.25/5 Average
53 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

Redesigned for 2015, the Subaru Outback packs more interior space, higher fuel efficiency, a nicer interior and more intuitive controls than before.

  • Efficient engines
  • Excellent visibility
  • Above-average off-road ability
  • Spacious and comfortable interior
  • Top safety scores.
  • Base engine's lackluster acceleration.

User Reviews:

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  • It's got some faults - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    Stereo in the LTD is plagued by poor bass and speakers set in cheap plastic door panels. Gas mileage is average at best despite advertised claims. I get 24 mpg during mostly highway travel. Wind noise is horrendous at 70 mph. One recall on trailer hitch and battery died for unknown reason at 10K miles. Could use a trip computer to track mpg. And for pete's sake, add more interior color options. I got the fawn and it shows dirt big time.

  • Great Car EXCEPT for - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    Have 1300 miles on our Outback and we love the room in the front seats, seat could be bit longer on our theighs. City Gas mileage is less than advertised about 18.5, highway around 31 Clock could be bigger but biggest flaw is failure of the doors to lock when car is placed in drive and unlock when in park. This is a safety issue and if I had known or realized this when I was looking at the car I would never have bought it.

  • Would never buy this car again - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    Have had my 2015 Outback all of 10 days and would never buy another one with the navigation system. In the 2015, you can not turn off the voice guidance system. I am forever hearing, "recalculating route!" I have called one dealer, taken it to another, and spent 10 days waiting for Subaru to tell me it is not possible to turn off the voice guidance. Performance, comport, value, fun to drive, etc., are all a zero when you can't enjoy sitting in the car. Every song, every radio station every conversation in the car is punctuated by the guidance voice interruption. Turning it down helps (Subaru's only suggestions), but it is still always there!

  • Love, love, love my first Subaru! - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    I had to purchase a car in a hurry, as my previous car was totaled. After experiencing a relatively serious accident in a smaller vehicle, I wanted something more substantial. I drove several compact SUVs, but fell in love when I drove the new 2015 Subaru Outback. The Outback is the perfect combination of "car" and "SUV". It's easy to get in and out of in my work attire, offers a smooth, quiet ride, is comfortable for my daily commute and is easy to maneuver in traffic and my parking deck. Most important, I feel very safe in it! I am 5'3" and my boyfriend is 6'3" and we are both comfortable as both driver and passenger, and have no problems seeing well when driving.

  • Made the Right Decision - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    Test drove many cars before trying out the Outback. Last Subaru I had was a 1992 Loyale (predecessor to the Outback) stickshift. Was a great vehicle, though I think it only had 100 hp. Really liked the new design and all the technology. Also very comfortable front and rear seats, as well as generous cargo space in the rear. Was pretty sure I would get the 3.6, but tried both and while the 3.6 was definitely faster/quicker, it was not sufficiently so and I opted for the lower price and better gas mileage. I'd say for 90 to 95 % of my driving, the 2.5 is either great or fine. Very happy with my decision.

  • Great Value - Wondeful Handling - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    We LOVE our new 2015 Subrau Limited Outback ..... This car is very well thought out and the handling and comfort are the best money can buy in this price range or any as far as the handling on snowy roads goes the best in any price range .... You get use to driving certain roads in different cars / trucks / suv and this car handles and takes those turns like no other and we've had several jeeps, cr-v, 4x4 trucks, pickups and a couple front wheel drive grocery getters .... The Outback out corners all of them and the grip on icy roads is unbelievable, finally I feel wife is safe driving ..... Color us SOLD!

  • Great car, but . . . - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    So many things to like: handles exceptionally well despite its size; near zero-degree turning radius; plenty of power for a smaller engine with a CVT; lots of cargo space; huge improvements in fit and finish; the list goes on and on. But none of that matters because the front seats, and in particular, the driver's seat with power lumbar support, is the WORST seat in my entire experience with motor vehicles. It's a torture device, particularly for a smaller person. Zeroed out, the lumbar support still feels like a football at the base of my spine. I took a 20-minute test drive and I assumed I would find a comfortable position if/when I bought the car. Not even close.

  • Don't plan on being far from a dealershp - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    If you tire blows on the 2015 Outback and you are not near a Subaru dealer plan to wait 3-5 business days for a replacement. The tires on the new model are not usually stocked at tire dealers! Really bad decision on Subarus part. So ignore the expensive commercials and do not go far from home unless you plan to carry a real spare!

  • Excellent car - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    Love the car! Good mpg. I used to drive manual transmission and was always able to achieve better mpg than advertised, but not wtih this CVT. I average 28.5 with 100% city driving, just as advertised. I cannot understand how people get mpg's much lower than mine, must has to do with driving style.

  • Not at all happy - 2015 Subaru Outback
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    I've had my 2015 Outback since August. Within the first week, we noticed several rattles. I took it to the dealer for its first oil change and mentioned the rattles. They said they couldn't duplicate two of them (a rattle under the dash and a rattle on the rear passenger side), and for the 3rd, they told me to not put the seatbelt positioners in the lowest setting, even though that fits me better. The car has been to a different dealership twice now and will be going in again this week, all for the same issues. I agree with others about the wind noise, the short seat bottoms, lack of interior storage, etc. I'm very disappointed with the quality of this car and regret buying it.

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