Make / Model Search

Car reviews - Subaru - Liberty - MY2007 sedan/wagon range


Subaru's popular GT moniker returns as part of the revised MY2007 Liberty range

6 Sep 2006

IN the true sense of the word, GT means gran turismo, and is supposedly taken from the early Italian car races like the Mille Miglia that coined the grand touring moniker. Today, many car-makers have leveraged "GT" as an indicator of performance, but for many it is just in name only. With the arrival of the 2007 Liberty models Subaru has relaunched its GT, which actually lives up to the name. Now a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder, the Liberty GT provides excellent all-round performance with the reassurance of all-wheel drive and some of the latest techno-wizardry that allows the driver to select between three different drive modes that substantially change the car’s driving habits. It’s called Subaru Intelligent Drive and it mates well with the spirit of gran turismo.

The Road to Recovery podcast series

Model release date: 1 September 2006 to 1 September 2009

Previous model

Subaru Liberty GT sedan

Released: August 2004
Ended: July 2005
Family Tree: Liberty

When the 2.0-litre turbo GT auto went on sale Subaru expected to sell only 50 a month. Surprise, surprise once word got out about its nimble chassis, excellent response and reasonable economy the numbers swelled to about 140 and then settled to around 100 a month. Although initially available as an auto-only, demand for a manual saw the five-speed stick-shift arrive soon after. The manual GT developed 190kW/330Nm and provided plenty of low-down response. Because of emission requirements the 2.0 GT quietly faded late in 2005 to await the arrival of the new, cleaner-burning 2.5-litre GT turbo. The last of the 2.0-litre GTs – about 300 in all – were given lowered, STi-inspired suspension, subtle chin and rear spoilers and 18-inch alloys. No doubt they’ll become collectors cars in years to come.

Click to share

Click below to follow us on
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

GoAuto can help you buy a new Liberty

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires


This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only

Liberty pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.

Catch up on all of the latest industry news with this week's edition of GoAutoNews
Click here