Used 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV Wagon Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV Wagon

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Made in the USA, the new Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV wagon was built with quality in mind. Looking to accommodate the family buyer, the 2012 Outback has been given a makeover in terms of size, fuel economy, and appearance. Although no major changes have happened since last years model, the ones that did are well worth the notice. Expanding the width and height of the Outback for 2012, Subaru has increased the overall interior space so that the 5-person seating capacity is comfortably achieved based on reviews. The improved handling, and impressive fuel economy are two more reasons why the the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV wagon make a triumphant return as a contender in both the wagon and crossover utility sections of the car market.

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The outside styling review of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV wagon shows off SUV-like features such as the wheel aches becoming exaggerated, thicker roof pillars then past models, and an overall chunkier appearance. The driving style review of the Outback is still comparable to that of driving a car though based on review. With the growth increase of over 4 inches on the top, and 2 inches on the sides, the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV wagon has become larger then previous models. The legroom in both the front and back of the 2012 Outback can fit any size adult. Our review of the headroom won't be an issue either for those taller individuals who always have to crouch or duck. The materials used on the inside aren't luxurious, but they get the job done. Going for a built to be used style, the hard plastic found along the commonly stepped places in the vehicle can hold up to scuff marks and weight well. If you have any worries about quality, refer back to the made in the USA statement in the first sentence.

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV wagon, and all other Outback trim reviews come with the all-wheel drive. Commonly causing lower gas mileage results, the AWD found in the Outback is lighter then usual. This helps the overall vehicle receive adequate power when needed with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Limited trim comes standard with the continuously variable transmission, or CVT. You also have the option of going with the 6-speed manual if you prefer. Both transmission types are reviewed favorably. The CVT is known as one of the best automatic transmissions out there, so keep that mind when deciding.

One of the highlights of the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV wagon review is the improvement in handling. With the boxer engine placement, the Outback has a low center gravity resulting in handling unseen in any wagon or crossover vehicle available today. The overall power from the engine won't thoroughly impress, but it will be enough to handle anything you present it with. When taking the Outback off-road you'll notice that it won't have any issues navigating any type of terrain. The electronic control systems, and stiff structure of the vehicle allow it to go anywhere it wants to.

A pleasant mix of everything you'd want in a vehicle, the 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited SUV wagon review makes for a great family car in any situation. With an increase in room, and gas mileage that makes sense for everyday driving, the Subaru Outback has taken even more steps in the right direction in cementing its legacy as a great American wagon based on our reviews.

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