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Hi there,

We are looking at buying a 2016 2.5L Subaru Outback for a personal car as we have them for work and like driving them but one concern is the potential for expensive issues with the CVT. From reading some of your previous replies + articles it seems though the newer model CVTs should be more reliable? Within our fleet at work we have had CVT issues with a 2010 and a 2013 Outback. Would like to know your thoughts. The car we are currently looking at is NZ new and only done 40,000kms.




Hi Nicole,
I'm not aware of any transmission issues of the later ones, but this may be because they have mostly been under warranty till this point and issues have no reached us yet. I generally think Subaru's are a great choice for AWD and comfort, just not the best on fuel economy.