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.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 78%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 7/10
Safety 10/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 7/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2018



  • Enhanced off-road capabilities
  • Interesting cargo space
  • Improved interior finish
  • Reasonable fuel consumption (2.5-litre)
  • Good choice of versions


  • Dull ride
  • Upper versions are costly
  • Disappointing towing capacity
  • Manual gearbox no longer available
  • Rugged engines