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Subaru Outback 5: used car test – AUTO BILD

Some careers are strange. While things are going brilliantly internationally for Subaru’s large crossover station wagon, the Subaru Outback is an almost unknown size in this country. In five generations and 16 years, the German importer has so far sold fewer than 20,000 vehicles. And that although the Outback Pioneer for an entire vehicle segment was. From a global perspective, the success story looks different: with 186,000 units that was Outback 2020 before the Skoda Octavia the world’s most successful station wagon ever.

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Subaru Outback as a used car with warranty – from selected dealers! (in cooperation with HeyCar)

In this country, the 4815 millimeter long, available from 2015 to 2021, will be the fifth OutbackGeneration (works code BS) particularly appreciated by hunters and nature-loving pragmatists who have a comfortable all-wheel drive station wagon search with an extra-wide cross. Our test vehicle from the dealership in Bockel has unwound 118,000 kilometers in four years. The new one cost Outback 2.0D as Sport Lineartronic a proud 43,800 euros, now it would be available for 17,780 euros.

Subaru Outback 2.0D Lineartronic

The four-cylinder boxer diesel was offered until February 2018. It requires meticulous oil control and is considered to have only a limited shelf life.

Subaru Outback: a five-year new car guarantee brings security

Small dents on the front apron and the right door, a windshield covered with stone chips and numerous dirty edges in the interior tell of an eventful past life. In order to get these traces of use under control, a thorough preparation including smart repair and a Visit to the auto glazier sufficient. The generous scope of the guarantee is likely to be more important for those interested in used vehicles: a five-year new vehicle guarantee and an optional guarantee extension for a further three years (up to a maximum of 200,000 kilometers) testify to the high level of trust placed in quality by the Japanese and bring more security when buying used.

Subaru Outback 2.0D Lineartronic: Technical Specifications

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110 kW (150 PS) at 3600 rpm

One more The exotic boxer diesel construction leaves a dubious impression: The two-liter unit has a timing chain and has an output of 150 PS and in practice takes around six and a half liters. It runs smoothly and meets the Euro 6b emissions standard. On paper, the performance is okay. In practice it is Outback with its continuously variable Lineartronic automatic transmission, however, despite a torque of 350 Nm between 1600 and 2800 revolutions rather a lame and weak fellow. The alternatively available 2.5i boxer petrol engine with 175 hp is the better choice, the six-cylinder boxer 3.6i with 260 hp was reserved for America and Australia.
Subaru Outback 2.0D Lineartronic

Load space of format: 559 to 1848 liters of storage volume are a top value!

Crossover with the closest proximity to real SUVs

The inner values ​​bring real joy: Both the front and the rear seats are quite generous. The equipment leaves little to be desired: Cream beige, heated and electrically adjustable leather seats, a powerful Harman / Kardon sound system along with touch navigation, a sliding glass roof and various assistance systems make staying on board comfortable and safe.
Classic transport tasks are no obstacle thanks to a generous trunk volume of up to 1848 liters: This Subaru is an old school station wagon. And probably the crossover variant that is closest to real SUVs. The has for dirt roads and sandy slopes Outback Next lush 20 centimeters of ground clearance So much via a special driving program that cleverly intervenes in the electronics of the engine, transmission, brakes and all-wheel drive good traction guaranteed. A hill descent aid can also be activated. The trailer coupling installed on our photo vehicle from the Subaru-Accessories program adorns most of them Outback. You can be expected to weigh up to 1800 kilograms. The short maintenance intervals every 15,000 kilometers and the relatively high fixed costs. But a special taste has never been particularly cheap.

Subaru Outback 2.0D Lineartronic: maintenance costs

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inspection

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Liability (17) *

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Partially comprehensive (26) *

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Front left fender, painted

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