Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,819 - $8,799
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
169-245
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,819 - $8,799
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
169-245
Seats
5

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Ranks #9 Midsize SUVs by Experts

Ranks #1 Midsize SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Subaru Outback If...

If you need the sure-footed traction of all-wheel drive but shudder at the thought of driving a big, fuel-inefficient SUV, the 2009 Subaru Outback is the answer. All-wheel-drive confidence and...

2009 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

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261 Reviews
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Comfortable, climbs like a mountain goat!

2009 Subaru Outback

I like that it sits high enough that I have better vision of surroundings, yet not so high that it would be difficult to get in and out of without a ladder ☺, like most other SUVs! Love the cargo area. This model has the gizmo to secure the drivers side floor mat right where I want to put my left foot while I drive. My leg is too short for it reach the area under the dash. Also when it rains,( a lot in NW ), the back seats get wet when you open doors because of roof line. I have upholstery not leather seats, so not good. Also wish MPG was better around town. Wish you would offer electric hybrid for this model. Best of all is All Wheel Drive as we have extremely steep driveway!

- Jeanne V

My car is so comfortable, and so easy to drive that I love it!

2009 Subaru Outback

My vehicle has very comfortable seats that you can drive in for hours, and it never feels that long. The radio and CD player sound awesome through our speakers, and I like that I can turn the volume up very loud. I haven't had one problem that has had to be fixed in an entire year! As long as you keep up with the oil / fluid changes, and tune-ups, the car will last forever! It sounds great when idling, and is a very smooth ride. I like how cute it is- I love station wagon type cars, but not SUVs because they use too much gas. Our car gets so many miles to the gallon that it is amazing, and we rarely have to go to the gas station. It speeds up quickly, and I really like driving it!

- Jessica T

My car will always be a Subaru.

2009 Subaru Outback

My 2007 outback has been a great car for the past ten years. The all wheel drive is perfect for mountain passes and icy, snowy roads conditions. The large back hatch is great for gear, road trips and camping with our dogs. In the past ten years, I have had very little go wrong with the vehicle. I did have leaky gaskets which were a problem in 2007 to 2014 outback models. Having the gasket repaired along with a few other common maintenance items like spark plugs, battery and belts, are virtually the only repairs I have had. I would recommend a Subaru outback to most people and plan on my next car being another outback.

- Kelly M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$23,295
$34,795

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
243 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
2.5L DOHC SMPI 16

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.5 in.
38.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.9 in.
33.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.1 in.
37.1 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225/60VR16
225/55VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.1 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
188.7 in.
188.7 in.

Width

Width
69.7 in.
69.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3365 lbs.
3565 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
169 hp
243 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
241 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.9 gal.
16.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
24 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

    N/A
  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety