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Subaru Outback:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Subaru Outback side view
Subaru Outback angular front perspective
Subaru Outback angular rear perspective

Overview of the Subaru Outback

Learn about the Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Summary

The Subaru Outback 4x4 is a four-door station wagon that makes an excellent alternative to an SUV with its smooth handling and on-road comfort. The latest models offer a powerful four-cylinder base engine, with the options of a turbocharged or V6 engine available—although the latter is not the most fuel-efficient choice. For added versatility, choose from automatic, manual or continuous variable transmission. All-wheel drive comes as standard in every model, so its spacious interior and off-roading capabilities make the Subaru Outback well suited to families who like to get off the beaten path.

Pros and cons of the Subaru Outback

  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Extensive suite of driver assist tech
  • Spacious, comfortable cabin
  • CVT transmission can be slow from start
  • Optional six-cylinder engine hard on fuel
  • Soft suspension hampers cornering ability
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Subaru Outback

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Subaru Outback

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption9.3 - 12 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.1 - 8.7 L/100km
  • Width1840 mm
  • Length4817 - 4824 mm
  • Trunk space1005 L
  • Cargo space2075 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Subaru Outback

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Subaru Outback 2015 - 2019 is available in 14 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Subaru Outback

Dimensions of the Subaru Outback

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20191680 mm1840 mm4824 mm
20181680 mm1840 mm4824 mm
20171680 mm1840 mm4817 mm
20161680 mm1840 mm4817 mm
20151680 mm1840 mm4817 mm