Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,568 - $31,990
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170-256
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,568 - $31,990
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
170-256
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Subaru Outback If...

If you're looking for an economical wagon with an emphasis on safety, features, fuel-economy and true off-road capability, the Outback is pretty much your best bet.

2010 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

4.45

129 Reviews

58% 29% 12% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

My next car may not be a Subaru unless they start treating me right.

Redesigned in 2010, the outback has two major problems: the 2. 5 Liter engine fails repeatedly at about 150k, I have got a minimum of 300k from my last two Subaru's. The headlights, tail lights, brake lights, marker lights all fail constantly, causing adding time and money to either replace myself or pay someone, sometimes over $50 to replace a light. Past Subaru's were reliable to a fault; for instance I could install a high/low beam headlight in less than five minutes, now it is too difficult to do myself and too expensive to do once or twice a year. The cut gearing is a dog on the road, whining when if I need to speed up to merge with freeway traffic. The paddles on the steering wheel are a joke, because if I wanted the touch and feel of a manual transmission, I would get a performance car instead of a grocery getter.

- Benjamin C

Subaru outback: a reliable hatchback worth owning.

I have had this car for about a year now. I bought it used. It had around 81, 000 miles on it. So far it drives great. Handles very smoothly. Has a lot of space on the inside of the car for storage/tall people. The seat warmers are the best feature since I live in the north. The car has an excellent speaker system built in. I haven't ran into very many problems with it, but a couple wires in my driver side door went bad and caused the windows and door locks to stop working, and it is been a nagging problem for 2 months with my mechanic ordering in parts to fix it and it needing another part, a lot of having to find the time to get my car in for a couple hours, but other than this issue it is a car that I would recommend due to its reliability.

- Colin M

She's like a member of the family!

My 2010 Subaru outback is like a member of the family. I had an older outback before my current one and loved it just as much. It has required minimal upkeep. Even oil changes are not too bad, as I use synthetic oil and get 5000 miles per change. I live in a snowy climate and it drives like a tank in the winter, very reliable. Gas mileage is great. My only issue with it is I have difficulty with the tire sensors, as I think I have one tire or sensor that is faulty so I need to put air in them about once a month in order to get the light on the dash to turn off. However I think when I get new tires this will be resolved. Overall, I am in love with my outback.

- Maura S

Ranked #16 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,212 - $10,689
$7,729 - $10,048

Horsepower

Horsepower
256 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L DOHC SMPI 24
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

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

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
43 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.9 in.
107.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
188.2 in.
188.2 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3544 .lbs
3428 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
256 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
247 ft. lbs.
170 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Flat 6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 13 mpg
10 - 14 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
27 mpg
Safety Features

Features

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

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety