2018 Subaru Outback

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2018 Subaru Outback Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize SUV of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Subaru Outback after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Ease of folding/adjusting rear seats
  • Feeling of safety when driving the vehicle

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Subaru Outback during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Interior storage spaces

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 25


27 - 32


175 - 256


6 speed, CVT w/OD


Regular Unleaded H-4, Regular Unleaded H-6


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Subaru Outback Review

Your Subaru Outback can take you wherever your adventure wants you to go. Versatile and capable; efficient and powerful; this is what it feels like to get off the beaten path—and without getting beaten up by the path. Choose from six models starting with the 2.5i and moving through the well-appointed 3.6R Touring. ?Powered by your choice of four- or six-cylinder Subaru Boxer engines every Outback features Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive3. X-Mode with Hill-Descent Control adds even more confidence on steep and slippery terrain. ?With over 108 cubic feet of passenger space everybody rides in comfort. And extra soundproofing keeps outside noise where it belongs so it’s not just roomy inside it’s quiet too. ?Plus there’s plenty of technology. Subaru Starlink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration keeps you connected and available EyeSight Driver Assist Technology keeps you protected. Choose from a variety of colors and accessories and build an Outback that’s all yours. The Subaru Outback. Drive an SUV you can love.
The Subaru Outback is loaded with technology. Starlink Multimedia keeps you connected. Need to make a phone call? Bluetooth lets you do it without letting go of the wheel. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is standard equipment and voice-activated navigation powered by TomTom is available. Wondering if you left your doors unlocked? Available Starlink Security Plus and the MySubaru app turn your smartphone into a remote control for your Outback. Lock and unlock doors find your car and more. The Subaru Outback. Love means never having to disconnect.
Available Subaru Eyesight Driver Assist Technology helps make the Subaru Outback a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus. EyeSight is an innovative suite of technologies like Adaptive Cruise Control Pre-Collision Braking and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. It’s like having an extra set of eyes on the road—and an extra set of feet on the brakes. And if an accident’s unavoidable Subaru’s supplemental restraint system holds you in place and surrounds you with inflatable protection while available Starlink Safety Plus notifies first responders. The Subaru Outback. Love the safety.
The Subaru Outback is rolling proof comfortable cars can be sporty. Four-cylinder Subaru Boxer engines provide the power and every Outback comes with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-Mode with Hill Descent Control3. Add 8.7 inches of ground clearance and you’ve got one capable SUV—that gets up to 3 miles per gallon. Outback 3.6R models get a six-cylinder Boxer engine5 that puts out 256 horsepower. Add the High-Torque Lineartronic transmission6 with six-speed manual mode and paddle shifters and familiar back roads take on a whole new look. The Subaru Outback. Love every drive.

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