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2.5i Key Features & Specs

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$23,295 - $24,295
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-22 City / 27-29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L SOHC SMPI 16-valve 4-cyl boxer engine -inc: i-active valve lift system
  • Electronic throttle control (ETC)
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) -inc: steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters, 6-speed manual mode function
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front/double-wishbone rear raised suspension
  • Pwr steering
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Single outlet exhaust tip

Exterior Features

  • 16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P215/70SR16 all-season tires
  • Black side cladding
  • Black roof rails w/integrated & retractable crossbars
  • Black rocker spoiler
  • Auto on/off headlights w/ignition switch auto off
  • Black manual-folding pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Body color door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player & (4) speakers -inc: MP3/WMA capability, radio broadcast data system (RBDS), 3.5mm aux input jack, pre-wired for SiriusXM satellite radio, rear in-glass audio antenna

Interior Features

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front bucket seats -inc: whiplash protection, height-adjustable head restraints, height-adjustable driver seat
  • Rear 65/35 split fold-down bench seat -inc: armrest, headrests all seating positions
  • Front & rear carpeted floor mats
  • Black door sill covers
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Illuminated ignition switch ring
  • Multi-function display -inc: ECO gauge fuel economy, outside temp
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver-side auto down, illuminated switches
  • Pwr door locks
  • Integrated ignition key w/remote keyless entry system
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft engine immobilizer
  • Security system
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Air filtration system
  • (3) 12V aux pwr outlets -inc: dash, center console, cargo area
  • Cup holders -inc: (2) center console, (2) rear seat armrest, front & rear door trim panels
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Overhead console -inc: dual front map lights, sunglasses holder
  • Front door courtesy lights
  • Off-delay dome light
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Front passenger seatback pocket
  • Cargo area grocery bag hooks
  • Cargo area tie-down hooks
  • Removable cargo tray

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake-force distribution system (EBD)
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic parking brake (EPB)
  • Hill Holder
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • Daytime running lights (DRL)
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver & front passenger pelvis/torso side airbags
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags
  • Rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts -inc: pretensioners, force limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts at all seating positions
  • LATCH child safety seat anchor system
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Safety brake pedal system

Options & Packages

2012 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

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The Subaru Outback is a comfortable and very dependable vehicle.

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Subaru Outback is a very comfortable and, most importantly, a very dependable vehicle. The Outback features a smoother and much more comfortable ride than the Forester. I have back problems and chose the Outback as I was able to drive longer distance with less back pain. This is the second Outback that I have owned and would never buy anything but a Subaru. Handling is also very good especially in winter conditions which is important as I live in Maine. The only downside to the Outback is the price. They do tend to be more expensive than other SUVs.

- Deb P

My favorite car of all-time!

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I have had no issues at all with my car. It now has 82,000 miles on it. Maintenance is a breeze. The comfort of the car is wonderful. The ride is very smooth and my riders always comment on how pleasant the ride is to them. I have enjoyed the back-up camera tremendously. I also enjoy the heated seats. I have had no problems with any part of this vehicle and I feel that it has been manufactured with great safety features.

- Lisa C

Subaru Outback: My Favorite Car Yet

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I've always loved having a Subaru. They're reliable, practical, good on gas, and overall a great choice for a car. Weather driving through rough backroads, or crushing city streets, my Subaru has failed to let me down to this day. It can fit tons of equipment, groceries, or anything else you can think of. This makes it great for families as well as lone wolves looking to explore.

- Morgan P

Best all wheel drive car!

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I love my Subaru outback! And will never buy another brand of vehicle. It handles tight corners greats, sticks to the roads and does great on dirt. The inside had plenty of space, plus the back seats fold down and you can almost fit a queen sized bed for camping. It is fast and get good gas mileage, and is great as a daily driver or a family. There is plenty of room.

- Kristen K

The Subaru Outback is a fantastic and versatile vehicle.

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

The Subaru Outback is a very dependable vehicle. It is extremely roomy and easy to operate. It gets great gas mileage and an attractive body style. As long as you get it service regularly it should operate flawlessly. The resale value is very good. Also the options packages available are very handy. Even for a 2012 vehicle, ours feels quite up to date technologically.

- Anthony H

Why a Subaru outback is a great vehicle to purchase.

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

It is a safe and reliable vehicle. It has enough room for many passengers and I am able to utilize the trunk space for travel. A lot of my passengers like that the backseat can also recline for long road trips. This car also has really great gas mileage. And I can put it into different modes to utilize gas more efficiently.

- Patrick S

2012 Subaru Outback is a good car for New England winters

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Overall good vehicle. Transmission went at 98,000 miles and was fully covered under 100,000 mile warranty. No other concerns noted with the vehicle. With regular maintenance the car is running well at 120,000 miles. Living in New England, the all wheel drive and high undercarriage are beneficial in the winter.

- Jean J

Outback rides smooth, looks good and has required very little maintenance.

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Outback has run very well with limited maintenance and rides smoothly. After having the car for six years have decided to buy another Subaru product because of my present experience with the make of car but will look for something hybrid to obtain a little extra mileage as I will be doing additional traveling.

- Gerald S

Amazing clearance and durability for backcountry driving

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Amazing car! I love hiking and going on road trips and never had any issues. I do get my car checked up yearly. Just finished a 3,000 mile road trip last month with no issues. Might not be the greatest commuter car as it does not get a ton of miles to the gallon but great for any adventurer!

- Edmund E

Reliability, Longevity, and Happy Owner

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I love the Subaru Outback, It's been extremely reliable and durable throughout it's tenure. The amount of work I've had to put into it has been minimal over 120,000 miles. It's not a particularly luxurious, but it gets the job done and I can undoubtedly recommend it to anyone.

- Brett L

A reliable, safe and affordable car.

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

My Subaru Outback has been very reliable. It gets excellent gas mileage and only ever has to go in for routine maintenance. With over 120,000 miles on it, I still feel safe in my car and I don't have to sink a lot of money into keeping it working. I will buy a Subaru again.

- Caroline S

Comfort, style, and performance

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I absolutely love my Subaru Outback. It handles extraordinarily well in the snow and ice here in Maine. The seats are very comfortable as I've taken it on long road trips. It is very sharp looking, especially being the beautiful pearlescent white. I've had very few issues

- Michelle Z

Subaru Outback worthy vehicle

2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i

My Subaru Outback is an amazing car never have had any major issues and runs and drives great for 2012. The gas mileage is amazing fills up with under 30$ and last more than a week. I would more than likely buy another one when I am ready for a new vehicle

- randy A

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