The 2013 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Wagon was purchased just over one year ago, and we have loved every single moment of driving it. With the help of some of my mates, we decided the car's name would be #mysubie.
We purchased the Liberty 2.5i because Subaru has a very good reputation, it was a fantastic price for the car, good fuel economy, and it has lots of space for the family of five.
The Liberty 2.5i is not the most luxurious car on the market, but some notable features are: six-way adjustable driver's seat, four-way adjustable front passenger seat, rear seats drop 60:40, four-speaker stereo, and the telescopic steering wheel, as well as heaps of safety equipment seeing as it has a five-star ANCAP safety rating.
When we took the car in for its first service, our mechanic's first words when we picked it up were, “It’s a beauty despite already travelling 124,000km”. He also said that the Liberty would easily last at least another 10 years considering that we only travel about 6000–10,000km a year.
Servicing on the Liberty is needed every six months, which is a bit annoying since most other manufacturers are annually. Servicing at a Subaru dealership can be through the roof, so I suggest that you go somewhere independent like we do.
When we were buying, we also test-drove a 2014 Subaru Liberty 2.5i sedan, but decided that the wagon would be more suited to our lifestyle and was more practical.
The boot space and cabin space are just phenomenal. There is so much space in the boot for things like beach chairs as well as boogie boards and luggage, plus heaps more. In the cabin, there is so much space that you can put the front passenger seat all the way back, and the passengers in the rear still have ample leg and foot room.
To finish, the exterior of the car still fits in with today’s look. It is well built, and I would definitely recommend it for a family, executive or as a company car.