Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,205 - $26,594
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
175-256
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,205 - $26,594
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
175-256
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 3.8 Styling 4.1 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Subaru Outback is the wagon that thinks it’s an SUV. Roomier than most compact-crossover SUVs, the Outback’s Legacy-based platform delivers car-like ride and handling, while its...

Subaru Outback Models & Trims

2016 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

4.68

182 Reviews

75% 19% 4% 1% 1%

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It's great but has some electricity problems

I love driving this car. The all wheel drive is wonderful in the winter and the size is perfect for traveling long distances with family gear. However, the car starter is extremely finicky. I have to be very close to the vehicle for it to register and even then if I turn away or don't press it at the right intervals the car won't start. There is also a linked door system which turns the car off if I open a door and break the start link. Seems anti-intuitive to produce a car that turns off after started with a car starter. Also the power window for the passenger side seems faulty, working very randomly. Also the steering navigation and stereo setup seems like an afterthought. If you pay attention to button layout. The steering radio volume and change controls are in the opposite direction of one another which isn't too hard to correct if designed appropriately. For all the technology advancements out there this car made a very rough incorporation. Again the overall design is good but the add-ons seem very pieced in. When compared to a GMC touch system, I'd choose GMC.

- Emily

My fun, roomy, safe Subaru.

My outback is fun to drive, comfortable and easy going. I love the seat warmers (front and back seats). It has great technology options - already built in. It gets great gas mileage - about 30 miles per gallon in the city. Has nice suspension so long road trips are delightful. I have a big dog who I take with me just about everywhere - he loves to ride in the back of the car with easy in and out because of the hatchback. Radio and speakers are nice, I have Sirius radio and it sound beautiful in the car. I also like to listen to audiobooks - and the Subaru connects immediately with my phone's Bluetooth - so I can listen to stories whenever I want to. I love my Subaru. The all wheel drive makes driving in the ice and snow so much easier.

- Shawn L

The select shift either automatic or manumatic.

Driving position is very comfortable. Braking is well above average. Acceleration is well within an acceptable range. The mpg is 31 unless driven hard then it ranges from 21 to 25 mpg. Controls are straight up and clear. The only problem I can see is the time and outside temperature is extremely hard to read. It blends in with the surrounding console. The interior is well integrated and the quality of materials in superior to most cars on the road today. The service is easy and is straight forward. The oil filter is located right up front. According to all the reports, keep the oil changed regularly and the tires regularly serviced, the car should last 12 to 13 years with more than 300, 000 miles. Get a Subaru you will never let it go.

- Joe A

Ranked #7 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
$19,577 - $23,400
$20,574 - $24,869

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 - 40.8 in.
38.3 - 40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
38.9 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.1 in.
108.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
72.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3593 .lbs
3633 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
174 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2700 .lbs
2700 .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
13 - 17 mpg
13 - 17 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

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