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


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-


OK, how many miles are on this 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...

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

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

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