Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine
  • I-Active valve lift system variable valve lift
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 4-speed "SPORTSHIFT" automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • HD raised independent front/rear suspension
  • Pwr assisted steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • 225/60R16 all-season tires
  • Raised-profile black roof rails
  • Integrated rear bumper step pad
  • Body color body-side molding
  • Body-side cladding
  • Aerodynamic body-side ground effects
  • Rear gate spoiler
  • Automatic-off 4-beam halogen headlights
  • Black fold-away pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper, single speed & fixed intermittent w/washer/de-icer
  • Black door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3/WMA playback, aux input & (6) speakers
  • Pre-wired for satellite radio
  • In-glass antenna

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats w/active head restraints
  • Driver seat lumbar support
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat w/headrests on all seating positions
  • Warm ivory/off black cloth upholstery
  • (4) cupholders-inc: dual, center console & rear, dual retractable
  • 12V aux pwr outlet in center console
  • Off-black front & rear carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column w/off-delay illuminated ignition switch ring
  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: dual-mode digital trip odometer, ambient temp gauge
  • Pwr windows w/drivers-side auto-down, illuminated switches
  • Pwr door locks
  • Integrated ignition key w/remote keyless entry system
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Security system
  • Pre-wired for remote engine starter
  • Air conditioning
  • Air filtration system
  • Rear window defroster
  • Pre-wiring for auto-dimming rearview compass mirror
  • Overhead console
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/lids
  • Lighting-inc: front door courtesy, map, off-delay dome
  • Silver inner door handle grip
  • Front passenger net type seatback pocket
  • (2) cargo area grocery bag hooks
  • (4) cargo tie-down hooks

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC)
  • 5-mph impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
  • Side curtain airbags (SRS)
  • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & force limiters and height adjustable anchors
  • 3-point rear seatbelts on all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchorage system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

Options & Packages

2009 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

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Meets my needs but not worth the cost

2009 Subaru Outback Base

I chose the Outback because it met my needs (AWD and storage) and because the brand has a reputation for being reliable. While I would prefer an SUV, the wagon has met my needs (I haul a lot). However, this is my 2nd Outback and both have NOT lived up to the reliability reputation! They both had a lot of serious problems and Subarus are VERY expensive to maintain! (They don't tell you that in their advertising!)

- Carol W

I feel completely safe in my vehicle in all weather conditions.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

This car has been extremely reliable. The only work I've had to put into it is normal maintenance and service. I originally bought this car because I wanted something that was good in snow. I feel extremely safe in the snow as well as normal weather conditions. There is plenty of room for storage and back seats fold down flat to make the trunk even bigger. When I buy another car I will buy another Subaru!

- Meredith B

My Subaru Outback gets me where I need to go in all weather and all conditions!

2009 Subaru Outback Base

I love my Subaru! I live in Duluth, Minnesota, which is pretty much one big steep hill that's covered in ice and snow 75% of the year. And it's all wheel drive gets me back and forth year round! It doesn't have some of the bells and whistles I would look forward to in a new car - Bluetooth connectivity, a backup camera - but it's super reliable and I don't see myself switching it out anytime soon!

- Emma P

If you own a Subaru you will always want a Subaru. Nothing else will do!

2009 Subaru Outback Base

This is our first Subaru and now we are Subaru fans! We love to go camping and everything fits comfortably in a Subaru. We came across a back road that was really muddy and our Subaru made it through with no problems. It is very comfortable to ride in. We have slept in the car when the campgrounds were too wet or buggy. We love our Subaru and do not get frustrated if it needs repairs.

- Mari C

2009 Subaru Outback Review

2009 Subaru Outback Base

This vehicle gets great gas mileage and is very dependable. We have driven this car for 100k miles in town and long road trips. Have had to replace the water pump and timing belt at 100k as suggested by Subaru. Parts were very reasonable and car is easy to work on. Have replaced both rear wheel hubs again parts not expensive and easy to work on

- Kevin H

Smooth driving, great brakes, steering is solid, love the seat warmers.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

First time I have had a car that I actually like a lot and it drives very smoothly. It is fast and also has good brakes. Leather interior of the car is great and the seat warmers are a nice add on. Steering is solid and love having the extra room in the back of the car. Also has lots of space and places to put things I carry around.

- Zach B

Spacious for the dogs! Great for the kids and dirt roads!

2009 Subaru Outback Base

The head gaskets blew 7 days after I bought it. Once it hits over 100,000 miles this happens a lot in Subarus. I still love her though, smooth ride, spacious interior, cruise control, heated seats, fresh brakes, turns are a breeze and getting to speed on the freeway is no problem. She's super fast. I just wish she had a sunroof.

- Courtney D

Awesome car, with some minor headaches.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

I really like my Subaru. I did have to have the head gasket and axles replaced, which kind of sucked. Other than that, it has proven to be a very safe and reliable car. I am thinking about buying a new one to take advantage of the safety upgrades. The car does really good in the ice and snow, which is important where I live.

- Robert R

Perfect vehicle for active lifestyle.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

It's solid and reliable, but It could be better on gas efficiency. It's Comfortable to drive and has a lot of room. Great for active lifestyle where you need the space for activities such as sports, hiking, camping, etc. Lots of handy compartments, good ports for electronics such as charger, auxiliary cord.

- Ben D

Very good car for basically everything.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

Very good it drives very well. The seats are very comfortable and has a pretty good radio. Don't have to refuel that much. Pretty decent storage capacity I've never ran out of space. Really my only problem with it is that the radio doesn't have Bluetooth capabilities. Yeah good, quality car.

- Mike S

Subaru Outback- AWD - drives perfectly.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

I love my Outback. It provides room for all of our camping, hiking, and softball needs. The leg room in the back seat could be a little more roomy, but for the most part, it's great. It is rugged, but drives smoothly. I love that it is AWD. It handles rain and snow perfectly.

- Tracy H

The reliable, durable, lovely Subaru.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

I love my Subaru outback! This car has limited maintenance issues! It will run forever! I have had the car for 5 years and bought it used! This car has over two hundred thousand miles on it. I come from a long line of happy Subaru owners! This car is safe, reliable, and lovely!

- Hannah M

No reason to describe it just drive one

2009 Subaru Outback Base

It's a very good day to day car very little trouble and also a good value for the money. A quality car for a first time buyer. Just one test drive you'll be convinced about it. Very good quality interior roomy for kids or for adults traveling. Good gas mileage

- Mark K

Overall review of my Subaru Outback

2009 Subaru Outback Base

It has Rust on the body and also the muffler, and exhaust, but other than that, not too many problems. Lots of room for the size, drives nice and is comfortable, It's a four cylinder so it could have kore pier but overall satisfied with the little car.

- Jill T

Great in the winter/snow.

2009 Subaru Outback Base

My car is the only one that can make it up the driveway in the winter. Because of that my entire family has Subarus now. I will never own another make of car. It's very comfortable as well. Lots of space. Great for tailgating, and camping/sleeping in.

- Lindsay K

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