Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,497 - $18,543
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
173-256
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,497 - $18,543
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
173-256
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.2 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.5 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

The 5-passenger Subaru Outback continues to make a name for itself by combining the on-road civility and utility of a modern crossover with the all-terrain capability of a traditional SU...

2013 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

4.65

134 Reviews

67% 31% 2% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Subaru, a fun car for the road!

My Subaru Outback is the first SUV I have ever owned. I love my 4-wheel drive, just in case I ever need it! The vehicle sits comfortably high and provides a really smooth ride. The Subaru also has one of the very highest consumer ratings, and is happy to report over 90% of their Subaru's are still on the road after 10 years! The hatch is so spacious and so easy to load and unload all my groceries. The spaciousness and the smoothness of the ride made traveling on the road wonderful. I love the fact that there is such great visibility in this vehicle. I feel like I can see everything. One caveat, my vehicle did not come with a back-up camera. I have yet to get one, but I would not advise buying this type of vehicle without a backup camera. There are blind spots that will make you exceedingly nervous, especially in busy parking lots, where little children can break from their parents grasp and be behind you in your path. It is also important to make certain you have the mats in the front, back, and hatch. Having a big mat in the hatch will really protect the car. As I said, handling is mostly smooth, but the steering mechanism produces a wide turning radius. This can sometimes make maneuvering trickier in tighter spaces. This is just something you adapt to. One cause for concern is the recalls. I know many vehicles have recalls these days, but I expected better from Subaru. There have been two. The first had to do with the steering mechanism, and the 2nd one has to do with the airbags. It is frightening to think of shrapnel flying into you from an improperly installed air bag. Although Subaru handles all the cost of the check and repair, it costs time, which is money. Two recalls leaves me wondering if there are more on the way. My Subaru is a 2013, so it is concerning that I didn't get the notice about the airbags until a few months ago, in 2018. My dealership experiences are always positive. They cater to the comfort of their customers and always wash my car!

- Dee G

Good resale value. I often get offers for trading & a great deal on a new car.

The 2013 Subaru outback is very comfortable. It has good legroom in the back seat. People comment that it is roomier than they think. I like the power driver seat. The car is running well after 5 1/2 years. The backup camera is a great feature that I cannot live without. I wish it had a built-in navigation system and better music interface. The Bluetooth for playing music via iphone is occasionally spotty and breaks up. Some people say they cannot hear me on the phone when I am using Bluetooth. It is a great all-terrain vehicle. Rear cargo area is very roomy and I love the fact that it has a sturdy, plastic liner that can be easily removed and hosed off. It had a recall a few years ago for oil issues. In the past year or so, I have found that my oil level light goes on after just 1500 miles (this car uses synthetic, so it should last much longer). We took it to the dealership for a free test (b/c of the recall issue) and they said that it had no problem. I am going to bring it back again since this keeps happening. Overall, I would highly recommend a Subaru and would buy another one in the future.

- Jen M

The outback: when I was rear ended on the highway, I felt very little impact.

I like the outback a lot. It is a wagon and only has 4 cylinders. Gas mileage is okay I get 26 mpg. I commute to work 5 days a week. It is all wheel drive so when you replace the tires you need to replace all four. I was rear ended about a month ago and the car held up well,and the shock of the impact was minor. I do not want to jinx myself but the car has been great. . The inside of the car has a ton of legroom for passengers and drive. It has bluetooth connection and a large cargo space in back. I have put a medium size dress in the back. The interior is leather and has little wear like some other cars I have had in the pass. The car is fully loaded with leather seats, seat warmers, automatic windows, seats, sunroof, and more. . The car uses synthetic oil so that can be a costly service, unless you know had to change your own oil. It has a seventeen gallon tank and as I said earlier I can get up to 470 miles per tank.

- Jason R

Ranked #4 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,497 - $12,064
$11,955 - $14,890

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
173 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC SMPI 16
2.5L DOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
43 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 - 40.8 in.
38.7 - 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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.9 in.
107.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.8 ft.
36.8 ft.

Length

Length
189 in.
189 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3423 - 3495 .lbs
3427 - 3565 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
173 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
174 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
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 29 mpg
23 - 29 mpg

City

City
21 - 24 mpg
21 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 30 mpg
28 - 30 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

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

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety