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.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 87%
Fuel economy 8/10
Reliability 9/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 9/10

What's new in 2021

No major change


  • Impeccable behavior all year round
  • Excellent ride quality on all surfaces
  • Smooth 2.4-liter turbo engine
  • Comfortable interior


  • Screen of only 7 inches for the base version
  • Slightly sharp accelerator (2.5 L)
  • 2.5 liter engine a bit short on power
  • Hard-to-reach front USB sockets