Subaru outback engine replacement

Asked by Sep 15, 2017 at 09:37 AM about the 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5 i Limited Wagon

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have a 2005 subaru outback limited , 4
cylinder.  My mechanic says it needs a
new engine. He is quoting roughly $5k for
a brand new engine including labor. Does
that sound fair and would it be smarter to
get a rebuild?

4 Answers

24,035

That seems like a good price- for a factory engine? yeah- you can price the engine alone by calling your friendly local Subaru dealer parts department- and there will be a lot of labor putting that thing in- especially if it is done correctly- good mechanics are worth their weight in gold- or at least silver-

23,235

OK, how many miles are on this car...is it in excellent condition otherwise... really clean interior??? Beautiful exterior?? If NOT, I would advise that you take the $5,000 and get a 2 or 3 years old lease return.....with less than 30,000 miles.. doesn't have to be a Subaru.... after all, your car is going to be 13 years old very soon. Good luck...

86,275

Subaru does not sell new engines, just the parts. They may sell rebuilt engines but verify that.

86,275

Your wrench needs to define "new engine" in writing.

Your Answer

Outback

Looking for a Used Outback in your area?

CarGurus has 730 nationwide Outback listings starting at $2,495.

Postal Code:

Subaru Outback Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    8,720
  • #2
    TheSubaruGuruBoston
    Reputation
    2,920
  • #3
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    2,910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Subaru Forester
77 Great Deals out of 1,027 listings starting at $1,900
Used Subaru Legacy
18 Great Deals out of 372 listings starting at $3,381
Used Subaru Impreza
43 Great Deals out of 714 listings starting at $1,990
Used Honda CR-V
72 Great Deals out of 2,661 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota RAV4
57 Great Deals out of 3,271 listings starting at $1,891
Used Toyota 4Runner
6 Great Deals out of 543 listings starting at $2,254
Used Toyota Highlander
26 Great Deals out of 847 listings starting at $4,950
Used Toyota Tacoma
48 Great Deals out of 1,126 listings starting at $7,950
Used Toyota Camry
118 Great Deals out of 2,246 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Pilot
25 Great Deals out of 633 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
78 Great Deals out of 1,146 listings starting at $2,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
138 Great Deals out of 3,644 listings starting at $3,213
Used Ford Escape
193 Great Deals out of 5,149 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Subaru Outback For Sale
210 listings starting at $29,733
2017 Subaru Outback For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 83 listings starting at $25,994
2016 Subaru Outback For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 47 listings starting at $18,995
2015 Subaru Outback For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 146 listings starting at $15,990
2014 Subaru Outback For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 66 listings starting at $11,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.