Subaru

Subaru Outback

Price $29,295 – $42,295
Fuel consumption 7.3 – 12.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
Similar to most Subaru models, the Outback stands out from the competition not just with standard all-wheel drive (combined here with an X-MODE function that maximizes capability on the toughest terrains), but also with available advanced safety systems such as EyeSight and reverse automatic braking, which significantly reduce collisions. And just like the Legacy, its 175-hp 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine can be replaced by a 3.6-litre six-cylinder unit producing 256 hp.

Tests and Features

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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 …
Test DrivesWinter Playtime With Three All-Purpose Subarus
Around these parts, no one would be surprised to open the dictionary to the word "winter" and find a picture of a Subaru next to it. An overstatement? Perhaps, but not as much as you may think. For Canadians, Subaru and winter go hand in hand. Over the years, the …
First Drives2015 Subaru Outback: Fearless and Comfortable
St. John’s, Newfoundland – Twenty years have gone by since the first Outback appeared. Back then, it was little more than a taller and slightly more butch version of the Legacy wagon with a pair of fog lights under the grille and more muscular rocker panels to give it a …
Spotlight on2015 Subaru Outback : We're Driving It This Week!
This week, The Car Guide travels to Newfoundland to check out the new 2015 Subaru Outback! Following the complete redesign of the Legacy, the Outback also received numerous upgrades over the previous version: a new, more mature look, better interior finish, more space inside the cabin and better soundproofing, among …
Test Drives2010 Subaru Outback: Perfectly logical
In 1982, forgoing his usual penchant for American cars, my father bought himself a brand new Subaru GL sedan...in pale yellow. It had a 1.8-litre, 71 horsepower engine, front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual transmission with a clutch hard enough to sculpt your thight after only a couple of starts …

News

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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 …
New YorkThe new Subaru Outback bows at the New York Auto Show
The Outback has been with us its current form since 2009. And as much as Subaru salesmen would like to tell you that it is a completely unique vehicle, it’s pretty much a Legacy wagon with a lift kit (that’s not a bad thing, mind you). So it was unavoidable …
NewsSubaru Legacy and Outback Among IIHS Top Safety Picks
The Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback were among only nine other vehicles to earn IIHS top safety ratings for the 2013-2014 model year, the manufacturer said in a press release. A total of 74 cars were tested in the moderately priced and luxury midsize passenger cars & SUVs. Among the …

Videos

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2000
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".
2000
Motoring TV 2000 Episode 9
Restoring old cars 2000 Subaru Outback 2000 Hyundai Accent Mercedes M-Class crash test cleaning HVAC system BMW Z8 James Bond's car mass airflow sensor why do car makers continue to confuse consumers?
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 6
2001 Porsche 911 Tubro 2001 Subaru Outback radiator is key to vehicle performance new Mini maintaining convertible top when to replace your timing belt SUV's and tires - the sequel by Jim Kenzie.
2004
Motoring TV 2004 Episode 19
Subaru Legacy Subaru Outback 2004 Smart Car Chrysler ME412 concept so you want to be a mechanic! Mustang celebrates 40 years.
Video Reviews
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) …