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

published 3 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

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.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:   SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 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?   ----------------------------------  Guide to Car Reliability   2020 Subaru Outback Quick Drive   2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Subaru Outback   2017 Audi Q7 Quick Drive   2016 Toyota Tacoma Quick Drive   2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive   2017 Honda Civic Is Quick Drive   2015 Volkswagen GTI first drive   ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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