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Subaru Outback

Price $29,295 – $42,195
Fuel consumption 7.3 – 12.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(view ratings)
The Subaru Outback can be considered a high-riding wagon version of the Legacy sedan. And like the Legacy sedan, the Outback has been modified for 2018 with remodelled bumpers and a new grille. There are two engines: a 2.5L four cylinder producing 175 horsepower and a 3.6L six cylinder generating 256 horsepower. The manual gearbox is no longer available in 2018. The Outback boasts a cargo area volume of more than 2000 litres.

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Test Drives2020 Subaru Outback: A Trusted Friend 365 Days a Year
As you know there’s a brand new Subaru Outback for 2020. We attended the media launch late last summer and came away quite pleased. A recent test drive in colder, snowy conditions reinforced our impression that this midsize wagon is a trusted friend 365 days a year. Pretty Decent Base …
Test Drives2020 Subaru Outback Outdoor XT: A Brilliant Alternative to SUVs
The Subaru Outback is one of the company’s most important and popular products with over 1.8 million units sold in North America since the original came out in 1995. For 2020, we have a brand new, sixth-generation Outback built on the Subaru Global Platform, which also underpins the latest Impreza …
First Drives2020 Subaru Outback: For a Real Active Lifestyle
WHITEHORSE, Yukon – We’ve been to countless media drives over the years, and with the SUV craze came the notion that every one of them was designed and engineered for consumers who enjoy an active lifestyle. That means folks who spend their weekends outdoors. They go camping, hiking, cycling, kayaking …
Spotlight on2020 Subaru Outback: We’re Driving it This Week!
Subaru enthusiasts might be able to name all of the brand’s current and historic models, but ask people who aren’t all that interested in cars to name a Subaru vehicle, and they’ll likely choose the Outback. Needless to say, it’s an important model for the Japanese company. The high-riding station …
First Drives2018 Subaru Legacy and Outback: Wired for the Future
In 2015, Subaru introduced the new version of the Legacy/Outback duo. Three years later, it’s time for an update. Nothing major, mind you, but still enough to score an invite to a presentation and a chance to drive these vehicles. With very few exceptions, the same changes were made to …
Spotlight onOn the Menu this Week… Subarus!
The Car Guide is heading to the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (previously known as Mosport) to try out Subaru’s model range. Driving a Legacy on the track sounds pretty exciting, eh? All Subaru models will be available for testing, but the emphasis will be put on the Legacy and the …
Test Drives2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited: The Nonconformist
While automakers try their best to create utility vehicles that offer a car-like drive, Subaru goes the other way by selling a car that rides like an SUV. In the thin market segment of high-riding wagons, the Japanese brand is raking in good profits with its Outback, even if their …

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NewsIs the 2014 Subaru Outback a Good Choice?
I am currently looking to purchase a 2014 Subaru Outback with the H6 engine. I was told it was a sturdy vehicle. Would you recommend this purchase? -------------------- Hi Alain, When taking Canada’s climate into account, an all-wheel drive vehicle is always a good buy. The Outback is equipped with …
News2020 Subaru Legacy and Outback Pricing is Announced
Subaru Canada has now announced pricing for the completely redesigned 2020 Legacy and Outback, which will go on sale across the country this fall. The sedan was initially unveiled last winter in Chicago, while the crossover-style wagon made its debut in New York in April. 2020 Subaru Legacy The seventh-generation …
New YorkBehold the New 2020 Subaru Outback
After the launch of the 2020 Subaru Legacy earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before the next-generation Outback made its debut. Much to the delight of wagon lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, the world premiere took place on Wednesday at the New York Auto Show. The Turbo …
New YorkHere’s What to Expect From the All-New 2020 Subaru Outback
Among the many premieres we’re anxious to see at the 2019 New York Auto Show next week is the all-new 2020 Subaru Outback, which marks the sixth generation of the iconic Japanese wagon/crossover. The outgoing model was originally introduced for the 2015 model year. While the company released this partial …
New York2018 Subaru Outback: Subtle Changes
Subaru introduced a new Outback three years ago at the New York Auto Show, and now they’ve just cast the spotlight on the slightly updated 2018 Outback at the same event. The changes are pretty minor. There’s a new front bumper and redesigned sideview mirrors to reduce wind noise. The …
Recalls3500 Subarus Recalled for Steering Problems
The 2016-2017 Subaru Legacy and Outback are now the target of a recall: Transport Canada recently published a warning about those vehicles. On some of these, parts of the steering column might be defective. This could cause the car to lose its steering capabilities, which is a safety risk if …
NewsSubaru Refines Legacy And Outback For 2016
After being totally redesigned last year, the 2016 Subaru Legacy sedan and 2016 Subaru Outback crossover have received some mild technological and safety tweaks. All versions of the Legacy and Outback receive wiper-linked automatic on/off headlights. Simply put, if the windshield wipers are activated for more than 10 seconds, the …
RecallsBrake Problems for Subaru
Do you own a Subaru manufactured between 2005 and 2014? Does it have trouble braking? Don't worry, there's a recall for that! The Japanese automaker issued a recall for the majority of its sedans made in the last 10 years. Specifically, the 2005-2009 Legacy, 2008-2011 Impreza, 2005-2009 Outback, 2009-2013 Forester …

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Episodes
Motoring TV 2000 Episode 2
Subaru's 2000 Legacy and Outback Honda S2000 1999 Saturn SC2 Ford Cobra recalled due to HP deficit tire rotation Z Fest choosing and installing the proper wiper Jim Kenzie on misuse of word "accident".
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Motoring TV 2000 Episode 9
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Motoring TV 2001 Episode 6
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Motoring TV: Wagon of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Wagon category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …