Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,809 - $33,259
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
175-256
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,809 - $33,259
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
175-256
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 3.8 Comfort 3.7 Styling 4.0 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Subaru Outback crossover SUV is quite possibly the most recommendable vehicle for the broadest range of buyers and tasks. It's spacious, efficient, comfortable, a great value in...

Subaru Outback Models & Trims

2018 Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

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243 Reviews
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Great car

I love my Subaru outback! I thought I wanted another Jeep, however had some interest in Subaru because a friend raved about her crosstrek and I had a friends and family discount through my dad who works at Subaru. After test driving the outback, which was similar in size to my Jeep grand Cherokee, I didn't even go to the Jeep dealership to look. The Subaru dealership was friendly and attentive and I was able to get all of the features I wanted at the monthly lease payment I could afford. I feel safe know my Subaru is top rated in safety. And, the drive assist features such as pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control and lane departure and sway warning were features I didn't think I needed, but have grown to love. The adaptive cruise control is great for long road trips or bumper to bumper traffic. And, the pre-collision braking and lane departure and sway warning might seem premature at times, they are needed with all the distractions in today’s connected world. The gas mileage is amazing. I do not drive a lot either so a full tank can last me from two weeks to a month. And, when I make a trip to my parents, about 300 miles round trip, I have 150-200 miles leftover from a full tank. The harman kardon audio system exceeded my expectations as well. And, I love that apple carplay comes standard. Plus, the touchscreen is easy to navigate and Bluetooth and voice controls allow me to stay connected while driving. I am excited to lease the ascent next!

- Amber R

My first Subaru and why I am a Subaru driver for life.

I honestly never thought I would buy a Subaru because I didn't really hear much about the company or the quality of their cars however, now that I have owned my outback for a year now I do not want to be in any other vehicle. It is perfectly designed inside and out. Seemingly smaller looking on the outside which is nice because it is easy to fit in narrow parking spaces but it feels like the interior space is like that of a full sized SUV. All the materials are visually appealing and well designed inside and out making it feel very luxurious. I especially love the fact that the chassis is just wide enough to make the outback feel safe around tight turns and bumps are much smoother. The all wheel symmetrical driving, incredible turn radius, high quality gas mileage and a countless number of additional features make this car my number one choice. There is quite honestly nothing yet that I have discovered that bother me and I have owned it for skittle over a year now driving at least 30-50 miles a day. But do not just take my word for it. Look it up for yourself and see the millions of Subaru owners and their reviews. There is a reason why Subaru owners never want to get rid/sell their Subaru. High quality, luxurious, extremely safe, and overall a pleasure to drive.

- Daniel H

Very spacious and versatile vehicle.

My Subaru Outback is a great car. It's got great ground clearance and suspension if you ever go off-road. It handles very well in the snow. It's very quiet to drive. The rear backup camera is a great addition to the vehicle. It allows me to park with greater accuracy, which is nice because this car is bigger than anything I have ever owned. The front and rear seating areas are very spacious. I'm pretty tall and I have plenty of head and leg room. The back seat leg area is very generous and comfortable as well. I like that the rear windows come tinted so my kids don't need me to install a shade curtain. The interior floor mattress are rubber and easy to clean. The cargo area is pretty amazing. I've fit many large items including very long pieces of wood for home improvement projects. When the rear seats are dropped you can fit 2 adults if you have to sleep in the car for camping or emergency reasons. The multimedia screen is large and works with both Apple and Android devices. Overall I'm glad we bought the car because my family has room to grow and we won't outgrow the car any time soon.

- Joseph L

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,809 - $26,866
$28,014 - $33,259

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 - 256 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4
3.6L DOHC 24 Valve 6
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
38.3 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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

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

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
3622 lbs.
3726 - 3902 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
175 - 256 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
174 - 247 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

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
24 - 29 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
20 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
27 - 32 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

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