Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,127 - $31,495
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®
$7,127 - $31,495
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

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.3 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.7 Value 3.4

You'll Like The 2011 Subaru Outback If...

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

2011 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

4.61

134 Reviews

65% 31% 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Subaru outback: pros and cons of mine.

It drives great in any condition including snow. Very comfortable. Very easy car to drive with great gas mileage. I've got leather interior but the either has those pin point holes in the leather. I would never buy a car with that kind of leather again. Food, etc. Gets stuck in those holes and can be impossible to get out. Other than that, I really like the interior. My mats are rubber which is great when you have kids. Lots of room in the cargo area! Love that. When the car was at 68, 000 miles, a head gasket blew which ended up costing me $3000. I had always heard people say that Subarus were such great cars. Never anything wrong. Not so with mine. When I bought the car used in 2014, my son was 3. So I made sure that the child safety lock was on in the back. Well, once he turned 5&1/2 or so, I wanted to unlock that so he could get himself out of the car. It was stuck. It wouldn't unlock. I put up with it for another year or so but got tired of that. It cost me $200-300 to get that fixed. The last problem I want to mention is that for the last year or so, a few lights on the dashboard are on. Those are: "cruise" blinks, "brake" blinks, "check engine" is on solid, "traction" is on solid. Occasionally they all go off (all at the same time) for a few days to a week but inevitably they all (at the same time) come back on. I am choosing not to do anything about it. I cannot afford to fix it. I happen to know another Subaru outback owner that is having a similar problem with dashboard lights but also with her nav screen/radio/back up camera. When I get another car, it will not be a Subaru.

- Mara S

My Subaru has lots of personality & is more dependable than any man!

My Subaru outback is perfect. The bigger 3. 6 engine has a lot of get up & go so I feel safe on the highway with bigger cars. The size of my car is just right. I have my dog in the very back most of the time behind the dog cage I installed when I bought the car. The leather interior is soft but sturdy. The red color is fun but rich looking. I love my sunroof which is open most of time. My car is great on gas. I have 73,000 miles on it & have had no problems at all. I have all weather tires on it. The one drawback about the Subaru heard was they can hydroplane in wet conditions. I have never experienced this. So far I have lived 4 years in the high country of Colorado w it & now 3 years in Florida with it. I love it!

- Connie R

Subaru Outback is a fantastic family car!! Safe and easy to drive!!

We really love our Subaru Outback! It is a fabulous family car, very safe and roomy for our family of four. I love the hatch back and the fact that the back seats fold down to allow more space for groceries, strollers or even my sons bike is great! It is all wheel drive so it handles really well in slick or wet road conditions which makes me feel safe when I have my two kids with me. The gas mileage is pretty good too since my husband travels a lot to work. The only negative thing we have experienced with this vehicle is the sunroof leaks when we first bought it, but it was easily fixed when they replaced the rubber seal. Other than that this is a excellent car! A must buy for family’s!

- Courtney L

Ranked #4 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
$7,127 - $9,300
$8,468 - $10,849

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L SOHC SMPI 16
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

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

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
215
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
3386 - 3495 .lbs
3428 - 3536 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
170 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
270 .lbs
270 .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
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 28 mpg
21 - 28 mpg

City

City
19 - 22 mpg
19 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 29 mpg
27 - 29 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

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear 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