$17,889 - $21,408
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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2.5i Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,889 - $21,408
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4-Cylinder -inc: Active Valve Control System (AVCS), Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
  • Transmission: Lineartronic Continuously Variable -inc: 6-speed manual shift mode, X-mode and Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • 4.111 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,585 lbs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Steering-Wheel Paddle-Shift Control Switches
  • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
  • 490CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 110 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 17" x 7.0" Steel w/Full Wheel Covers
  • Tires: P225/65R17 102H All Season
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Bodyside Cladding
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: Subaru Starlink 6.2" Multimedia System -inc: AM/FM Stereo HD Radio w/single-disc CD player, MP3/WMA/CRR/RW file capability, simple touch gesture high resolution 6.2" LCD display screen, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, iTunes tagging capability, USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack, 4 speakers and rear in glass audio antenna, Aha The Aha app on your phone allows you to easily access and organize your favorite content from the web into personalized, live, on-demand stations, Once you download the app and organize your stations, Aha syncs to the audio system in the vehicle, The in-depth interface allows you to choose several internet radio stations, newsfeeds, audiobooks and more, You can even get audio updates from Facebook and Twitter StarLink enrollment cannot be applicable to Fleet Management Companies (FMCs) or to Commercial fleet accounts at this time.
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls

Interior Features

  • Reclining Front Bucket Seats -inc: height and tilt adjustable head restraints, whiplash protection, driver height adjuster (pump lever type), full width seat fore/aft adjustment lever and seatback pocket
  • 6-Way Driver Seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Aha Selective Service Internet Access
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Valet Function
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Cloth Upholstery
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Vinyl/Rubber Mat
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Features -inc: Cargo Tray/Organizer
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Trip Computer
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Air Filtration
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Cushion Front Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2016 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

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Love the lane assist and automatic braking feature.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Features lane assist and it helps keep you in the lane automatically while in cruise control. You can set the care to leave a distance of one to 4 car lengths from the car in front of you. If you start to get closer than the setting you chose it will self adjust and keep you at the right distance. It will brake for you if you get too close and warn you if you are getting too close to the car in front of you. The backup camera senses from the rear at the side of the vehicle if there is an object present.

- Tina J

Best car for a college student

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

This car is extremely reliable and maintenance is relatively inexpensive. The break system is fantastic and the turning radius is out of this world. Even my friends remark on how tight I am able to make some turns. I love that I am able to have a lot of room in the trunk. Being a college student, I find I am often shipping my life back and forth and the Subaru is the best vehicle to do it in. You won't get another car with better gas Mileage and more trunk space.

- Rachael C

The best and nicest vehicle

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

Very comfortable and great model. Drives like a tank which is awesome because aside from having amazing safety ratings, the family and I feel very safe and assured traveling from one place to another. Gas mileage is unbelievably great and maintenance is easy to maintain. One problem we have and are still having is that the front passenger window opens and closes at free will which is very odd considering we purchased the vehicle new off of the lot.

- Danny B

Very easy to use and very reliable.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

It is a solid car, the miles per gallon is solid, the breaks are easy to use and they are very few times where I feel unsafe in the car. Something that I also like is the reverse camera, it makes it very easy for me to see what is going on behind me. They also have blind spot sensors which are also very useful to have around, the most important thing for a car is safety and that which what this Subaru has to offer.

- Jack B

Why I love my Subaru outback.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

My Subaru has the eyesight feature that allows me to stay inside my lane and stop quickly before an accident occurs. My favorite feature is the cruise control. Once I set my speed, my car will automatically adjust the speed to match the speed of the car in front of me so I do not rear end them or have to take my car off cruise control. My car handles great and is fun to drive.


Dependable vehicle and great gas mileage

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I like the fact that I can drive 400 miles per tank of gas. What I dislike the most are the tires. I have them rotated every time I get the oil changed but they make a lot of noise. They started making noise at 20,000 miles and are worse now at 40,000 miles. I like The Bluetooth ability on the car so hands off talking on the phone.

- Michele A

Driving in all road and weather conditions is why I purchased this car.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

My outback is sleek and comfortable. I do have problems with the hatch opening, sometimes it works and other times it doesn't using the key button. This car has great features, especially the heated seats! It's great in all types of weather as well as road surfaces. It has plenty of space for my husband and I as well as 3 dogs.

- J B

Overall a great car. It has lots of space and safety features.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I haven't had any problems with it so far. It has good gas mileage. I love a lot of the driving features like alerting you when you have drifted over the lane or if there's an obstacle ahead, and will even stop itself. I also love how spacious it is. I have lots of room for groceries and have even transported furniture in it.

- Morgan P

Great car to have for a family.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I have had no problems with the car at all. It is reliable, comfortable for long drives and has all the features I need. Some of the features on the car I like are the in car navigation, and the alerts if you go out of the lane. It can hold 5 people comfortably and has plenty of room in the back for luggage or other items.

- Jeff C

Subaru Outback Safe and Reliable Vehicle

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I truly love our Subaru Outback. It's spacious and have various safety designs. We have 3 family cars but chose to drive the Outback with our toddler and newborn over our other cars. One safety mechanism that I favor is while driving if I happen to drift in another lane without signaling, the Outback alerts me.

- Joe D

Subaru is a reliable family car.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

My Subaru is comfortable to ride in and is reliable. It gets good gas mileage and handles well in the snow. I frequently use the navigation to find my way around. The main problem is the key often gets stuck in the ignition. I have read that this is a problem with many Subarus but it has not been recalled.

- Shannon M

love spacious Subaru outback

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

size is great, trunk space is big, back seat is spacious and easily fits car seats, very heavy vehicle which drives well in snow, visibility is good when driving lots of upgraded options on standard model such as heated seats. I feel very safe having this as our main family vehicle

- Erin G

I would rate this car eight out of ten.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

I love this car! Plenty of space and is a very safe car. The only annoying part that I don't like about the car is the beeping, but it is for safety. Which is good for me. It's great for driving around with friends. Another thing is I have trouble hooking my phone up to it.

- Sophie P

The dual air condition temperatures come in handy when I have a hot flash.

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

The car has push start; back up camera; back up assistance heated seats; Bluetooth connection; lane assistance; GPS; rear lift gate; smooth ride; makes aware of road conditions; love the sun roof and allowing air into the car; sits four adults comfortably.

- Angela H

Great mileage on the Subaru outback!

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i

This vehicle is fantastic. I will always buy Subaru from now on. I have had absolutely no issues with the vehicle. It is extremely reliable in any type of weather. I will buy this car again. It requires very little upkeep and it gets great gas mileage.

- Kimberly R

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