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Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

About Subaru Outback

Despite outward appearances, the 2017 Subaru Outback is much more than a high-riding wagon version of the Subaru Legacy sedan. Chief among the differences are the Subaru Outback's X-Mode off-road-assist system and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, which help back up the Outback's visual suggestion that it really can tackle tough off-road situations. And it can; unlike competitors like the Chevrolet Equinox or Nissan Murano, the Outback's all-wheel-drive system is designed to tackle more than just snowy roads and dusty trails. Yet inside, the Outback is downright luxurious, especially in the new Outback Touring model, which adds unique leather and exterior trim. Technologies, like the EyeSight collision-mitigation and active cruise control, elevate the Outback to the realm of many premium-luxury SUVs.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2017?
2017 Subaru Outback

The 2017 Subaru Outback sees the addition of a whole new model, the Outback Touring, which includes every single option and adds unique leather and exterior trim. Other improvements include Reverse Auto Braking and high-beam assist.

  • Expert Rating: 8.7
  • Consumers Rating: 8.8
  • MPG 25|32
2016 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2016?
2016 Subaru Outback

Subaru’s Outback for 2016 sees only minor improvement over last year’s model. A new Starlink safety and security package is added to the Premium and Limited trims, while the EyeSight system gains Lane Keep Assist. Steering feel has been enhanced, and the Limited trim has its suspension recalibrated for a smoother ride.

2015 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2015?
2015 Subaru Outback

The 2015 Subaru Outback is all new this year. Among its many key features is the addition of X-Mode to the all-wheel-drive system, which enhances off-road capability. It also expands the availability of EyeSight, which uses two cameras for active cruise control, collision warning, and collision mitigation.

2014 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2014?
2014 Subaru Outback

In 2013, the Outback received significant updates, and for 2014 the changes are minimal. The 2.5i Premium models now include, as standard, the All-Weather Package (heated front seats, heated side mirrors and windshield de-icer) and the display audio system (4.3-inch screen, six speakers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio).

2013 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2013?
2013 Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback receives a fairly significant mid-cycle refresh for 2013. Chief among the changes are a modified body structure and suspension, which result in less body roll and reduced interior noise. Additional refinements include new audio systems, a restyled front end, and a new 4-cylinder engine that is both more powerful and fuel efficient.

2012 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2012?
2012 Subaru Outback

The 2012 Subaru Outback offers a wide range of equipment among its six trim levels. The popular mid-level Premium wagon models add an improved 6-speaker audio system with Bluetooth phone and wireless audio streaming plus an iPod connection. The clever standard roof rack with foldaway crossbars is mildly revised.

2011 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2011?
2011 Subaru Outback

For 2011, Subaru adds folding side mirrors to all Outback models and makes XM Satellite Radio part of the harman/kardon audio system. New features include a rear vision camera with 3.3-inch rearview mirror display (part of the Power Moonroof package) and mobile Wi-Fi device that turns the Outback into a rolling hotspot capable of accessing the internet up to 150-feet from the car.

2010 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2010?
2010 Subaru Outback

Not only does the 2010 Outback sport a rugged new look, it offers a host of improvements. Among the most notable is a new continuously-variable transmission (CVT) on four-cylinder models, a new 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, an additional four-inches of rear-seat legroom, a clever roof rack with pivoting cross rails and an available DVD navigation system allowing music streaming via Bluetooth connectivity.

2009 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2009?
2009 Subaru Outback

The 2009 Subaru Outback drops the L.L. Bean trim, while a new Special Edition package is offered on the base car consisting of heated front seats, a power driver's seat, windshield wiper de-icer, heated side mirrors, fog lights, a limited slip rear differential and 17-inch alloy wheels. A new 440-watt harman/kardon stereo is standard on all models except the base 2.5i.

2008 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2008?
2008 Subaru Outback

The 2008 Subaru Outback now consists of five trim levels, all in wagon form. Each receives a revised front and rear fascia, revised rear suspension, updated instrument panel and interior fabrics and a few new standard features.

2007 Subaru Outback
What's new for 2007?
2007 Subaru Outback

Model designations have been rearranged to include the smaller Sport, a 2.5i Basic Wagon, 2.5i Wagon, 2.5i Limited Sedan, 2.5 XT Limited Wagon and 3.0 R L.L. Bean Sedan and Wagon. The 2.5 XT Limited now features the SI-DRIVE performance management system.

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Consumer Reviews

Second one--Subaru for life!!

By on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, Reliability, Gas milage, Regular gas..."

Cons: "Mine had a bad battery, dealer replaced..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my second Outback, it has gotten me out of two Mercedes Benz. Nothing wrong with the Mercedes, just got tired of the premium gas and higher repair bills. Love my Outback! Heated front and back seats, great gas mileage, esp. from an AWD vehicle. Mine did have a bad battery, but was replaced at no charge by my dealer, which was great. Just put new shoes on it after 62500 miles on the old ones--I guess that wasnt too bad for original tires. I fear no weather, except hail and tornadoes. I have taken 12 and 15 hour trips in it without any problems, very comfortable with the family and luggage. Great room for my two six foot plus sons in the back seats. Look forward to my next one, but not too soon, still enjoying this one!! Cant think of any other vehicle that would get me out of this at this time--highly recommended!!"

11 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great! so far

By on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Alot of quality vehicle for the money."

Cons: "Bland exterior styleing"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Just told delivery last week, so only a 100+ miles for a first impression. Bought the base 2.5i trim level with the intention of adding OEM accessories later. Traded in a 2015 Sonata Sport 2.0T because we wanted a AWD SUV/wagon for the mid-west winters. The Subaru is very well put together, smooth riding and quite for the type of vehicle it is. The 2.5 four cylinder is surprisingly peppy with plenty of passing and on-ramp acceleration. The interior materials are high quality for a base trim level. Plenty of storage in back without folding the second row seats down. Drivers 360 visibility is excellent. If your 6 foot or taller, all around leg room is good in front and adequate in the second row. Subaru reportedly in one of the safest and most durable car brands out there. We intend to keep this one for awhile, so well see."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Superior Choice In this Segment

By on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Capable, Safe, and Well Equipped"

Cons: "Needs auto-lock doors"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"After purchasing my daughter-in-law a new Legacy a couple months ago, my wife became interested in an Outback. I purchased the 2017 2.5 Limited for her recently. It has the Eyesight system. Coming from a Lexus I expected noise, cheap materials, and poor fit and finish. Boy, was I surprised. The car is tight, very well equipped and comfortable to drive. I selected the 4 cylinder over the 6 after driving both. It tracks as if planted on the highway. It has a supple and smooth ride without feeling sloppy. While the interior has faux wood accents and a rubbery looking dash, it is very well done. It looks and feels like a car costing much more. I find the acceleration fine for the way we drive and the CVT is buttery smooth. The electronics are intuitive and the safety features are head and shoulders above the Lexus GS350 we had. I didn't notice any more noise at highway speeds than the previous car. It was quiet and well mannered at 75mph. The wife is thrilled with it and it is not expensive to purchase or maintain."

101 people out of 102 found this review helpful

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