2018 Subaru Outback

Pros: Spacious interior with wagon versatility; controlled, comfortable ride; standard all-wheel drive

Cons: Middling fuel economy with 6-cylinder engine; some ergonomic issues with climate controls and available navigation system

CG Says: The Subaru outback has new front-end styling for 2018. There is also more sound insulation for a quieter interior. Subaru’s midsize wagon has two engine choices: a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder and a 256-hp 3.6-liter six-cylinder. All-wheel drive is standard and both engines are paired with a CVT automatic transmission. Available safety features include pre-collision warning and autonomous braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic reverse braking. Outback blends midsize station wagon and SUV attributes while delivering a host of welcome safety and convenience features. Car loyalists, crossover intenders, and even those searching for an at least mildly off-road-capable SUV will find a lot to like with the Outback.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Subaru
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2.5i: $26,810
2.5i Premium: $28,910
2.5i Limited: $33,610
2.5i Touring: $37,405
3.6R Limited: $36,310
3.6R Touring: $39,605

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
175
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

Optional Engine
3.6-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
256
Std. Transmission
CVT
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

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2018 Subaru Outback
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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