#229 2020 Subaru Outback; Consumer Reports’ Reliability Survey Results

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We've completed our testing on the 2020 Subaru Outback, and share the results of this popular crossover. Every year, hundreds of thousands of CR's members take part in our annual reliability survey, answering questions about how well the vehicles they drive every day are holding up, or if they are experiencing issues. We discuss our survey methods, and give advice on making a wise car buying decision. Also, we answer audience questions about why the Toyota Hilux is not available in North America, why some manufacturers seem to have chronic issues with reliability despite using modern production lines, and we recommend a manual commuter car with a balance of driving fun and creature comforts.

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SHOW NOTES

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01:10 - Consumer Reports’ Reliability Survey Results

06:21 - 2020 Subaru Outback Test Results

12:34 - Question #1: why some manufacturers seem to have chronic issues with reliability despite using modern production lines?

16:28 - Question #2: why the Toyota Hilux is not available in North America?

18:50 - Question #3: What is a good manual commuter car with a balance of driving fun and creature comforts?

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Guide to Car Reliability

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-car-reliability-guide/

2020 Subaru Outback Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovW5kMBdLB0

2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Subaru Outback

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCEooaLT3Z0

2017 Audi Q7 Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFrwYBVGdok

2016 Toyota Tacoma Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHnpNycnJ1s

2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dANxqmrKcnc

2017 Honda Civic Is Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyKF6jsVIug

2015 Volkswagen GTI first drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVL-IczHyl8

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