• Top Dislikes and Likes About My 2015 Subaru Outback: Long-Term Review [Video]


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    2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i

    Long-term car reviews are very important as it provides a glance at the vehicle’s reliability and usability. This is my personal 2015 Subaru Outback AWD 2.5i. I purchased the car in September of 2014 and taken it on many road trips around the Rocky Mountain region. It now has approximately 39,000 miles on the odometer. How did the car hold over this period? What are the good and the bad things about it? Here are my Top 6 dislikes and Top 5 likes about the car.

    This was one of the very first fifth-generation Outbacks sold in Colorado with the EyeSight adaptive cruise control system. The dealer ordered it, and we waited the first batch to be delivered. Buying one of the first examples of an all-new car has its risks, namely potential reliability/quality problems.

    I tested the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R just a couple of weeks before purchasing the Outback, and I came away impressed with the car and the updated adaptive cruise control (i.e. EyeSight) system. This helped me make the decision on the Outback.

    Nearly every manufacturer and nearly ever model has its share of recalls, and the 2015 Outback is no exception. Three recalls were already performed at the dealer, and I am contacting them about the fourth, which has to do with a weak windshield that can crack easily. I recently caught a rock in the lower part of the windshield and a long crack appeared within two days.

    The Outback never got us stranded or stuck over the last two years, and there are several really good attributes about the car that I love. Given the choice to buy a Subaru Outback, I would gladly do it. The positives far outweigh the negatives.

    Get all the details about my dislikes and likes in the videos below.

    Here are my Top 6 dislikes about the Outback:

    And these are the Top 5 things I love about my 2015 Subaru Outback:


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    13 thoughts on “Top Dislikes and Likes About My 2015 Subaru Outback: Long-Term Review [Video]

    1. My #1 gripe is the in-mirror Compass is displayed in RED…what where they thinking?
      Typically when you see something red in your rear view mirror, its a first responders light..its taking me several weeks to NOT react when I see the red glow out of the corner of my eye.

    2. How does this vehicle\motor\transmission handle the high elevation in Colorado – specifically those high passes (10-12k)? I like the Subarus a lot, but am concerned the 4 banger would be way slow going up\over (say) Monarch? Concern is safety-related, not a speed demon.

      1. Higher elevation is where a cvt shines. It keeps the engine in the power band rather than gear hunting, making for a much better experience with a four cylinder than you would get in a vehicle without a cvt.

    3. I typically said cvt’s are horrible and I generally still believe that but after driving my wife’s ford freestyle which is cvt we drove from buckeye Az to flagstaff Az 130 miles which is near 10 ft above sea level in 3-5 feet of snow awd was amazing but that cvt pulled it was turbo like ,it surprised me a cvt hatter so I guess we all have to give the snow mobile transmission a chance lol good stuff

    4. Wow. Our 2015 has had alot of the same issues as yours, except that our passenger window will randomly not go down via the driver switch. Of course it works for the dealer…. Thanks or making the videos.

        1. Andre smirnov your amazing bud you are what keeps me tuned into tfl ,you always seem like you have a non biased view. And you drive a Chevy heck yea lol God bless you sir

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