Subaru h6 engine

Asked by Jan 06, 2017 at 10:22 PM about the 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How reliable is this engine. Does it any
problems endemic of the h4?

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Look up the Thirsty Thirty. The Subaru 6's use oil like the 4's do.

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Here's the link, about 80 percent of the cars are the H4, rest H6 http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/06/excessive- oil-consumption/index.htm

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If you need the extra power, then get the H6, but, realize that it has a higher fuel cost, more maintenance, more crowded engine compartment, MUCH heavier front end resulting in different handling. Really, do you need an extra 1 to 2 second faster car. No one races these cars, so unless you live in the mountains or tow up to 3,000 pounds, skip the H6..... By the way, the H4 can tow up to 2,700 pounds, so, you're getting an extra 300 pounds of towing for all that.

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The 2016 and possibly the 2017 have actually IMPROVED over the catastrophe of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 models. Notice that the 2016 and 2017 are NOT on the Thirsty 30... See this link below, http://www.carcomplaints.com/Subaru/Outback/2016/

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Of course complaints are down on the 2017's Mark, they have only been out for a few months and the 16's only a year. There is zero evidence I have seen that the 16's and 17's are any better.

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92,405

Mark since you are Subaru's self appointed representative here maybe you can tell us what improvements or changes Subaru made to stop the oil consumption.

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