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.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 75%
Fuel economy 6/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 7/10

What's new in 2019



  • Very versatile
  • Efficient AWD
  • Powerful six-cylinder engine
  • Good fuel economy from the four-cylinder engine


  • Not a very exciting ride
  • High-end trims are costly
  • Four-cylinder engine barely up to task
  • Body roll on corners