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Subaru Outback

Price $30,995 – $43,995
Fuel consumption 7.1 – 10.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 87%(view ratings)
A cross between a wagon and an SUV, the Subaru Outback shares its platform and powertrains with the Legacy sedan. Convenience, Touring, Limited and Premier models feature a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower. Meanwhile, the Outdoor XT, Limited XT and Premier XT get a turbocharged 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that delivers 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque via a CVT. For modern families with an active lifestyle, the Outback is a smart choice.

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First Drives2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness: The Best Outback Ever
Many outdoor enthusiasts turn to Subaru and we know why: the Japanese automaker has one of the best all-wheel drive systems on the planet, which seems to please adventure-minded drivers and their families. Yet, for some reason, Subaru long hesitated to come to market with a dedicated off-roader and a …
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 …

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NewsSubaru Wants You to Take Your Wilderness Into the Canadian Wild
Affiliating your brand with nature is always a winning strategy these days. And Subaru owners are known for their tendency to turn everything into a hike or a camping trip. Subaru Canada recently launched two Wilderness models, one for the Outback and one for the Forester , and the brand …
RecallsSubaru : 12 601 Vehicles Recalled in Canada
Transport Canada has issued a recall affecting no less than 12,601 Subaru vehicles due to a faulty fuel pump. Irregular engine operation resulting in a sudden decrease in power could be observed if the low-pressure fuel pump was to stop working. The engine could also refuse to start altogether. Obviously, …
NewsSubaru Halts Production, Announces Two Major Recalls
Just like a number of automakers and companies, Subaru is being directly hit by the global chip shortage. Production at its Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant—home to the Outback , Legacy , Impreza and Ascent —was suspended on Monday. It’s expected to resume on May 3 at the earliest, impacting approximately …
News2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness Takes Adventure to New Heights
If you’re the kind of driver who likes to push the limits and explore remote locations, Subaru has great news to share in the form of the 2022 Outback Wilderness. Simply put, it’s the most rugged and most capable Outback ever, with superior off-road potential and extra content. Who needs …
NewsSubaru Mulling Wilder Variants of Popular Models
Vehicles designed for off-road driving and adventure are a hot trend in the auto industry right now. Consumer demand is getting stronger by the day. Think Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport , or the Land Rover Defender . Subaru , which is one of the first names that usually come …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Subaru Outback
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. For 2021, we’ve split midsize SUVs into two categories: those with two rows of seats and others with three rows. When it comes to two-row SUVs with seating for five, …
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 …

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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) …