2008 Subaru Outback

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2008 Subaru Outback Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize SUV of 2008

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Subaru Outback after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Subaru Outback during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Feel of the seat material

Performance Specs

MPG City

17 - 20


24 - 26


169 - 245


4 speed, Automatic, , Sportshift, 5 speed, Automatic, , Sportshift, 5 speed, HD Manual, Sportshift, 5 speed, Manual, Sportshift


Gas 4-Cyl, Gas 6-Cyl, Turbo Gas 4-Cyl


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Subaru Outback Review

Rocky paths. Kinks in the road. Bring it all on. With the rugged yet refined Subaru Outback. Outback is ready for whatever your journey may have in store thanks to its higher ground clearance the control of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a heavy-duty suspension. A choice of three power plants awaits depending upon whether you value optimal fuel economy appreciate the velvet-smooth surge of 6-cylinders or simply love the exhilaration of turbocharged acceleration. Every touch in the refined interior of the Outback is rewarded by the feel of the premium materials. You can control your environment with the available dual-zone climate control and the available heated front seats. Find your ideal driving position with the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. And exploring in an unfamiliar location becomes stress-free with the guidance of the available navigation system. Our multidimensional approach to safety is integrated into every Subaru. Features like side-impact beams active front head restraints and the Subaru safety pedal system help keep you secure. Nature beckons. Respond with the capability of the Subaru Outback.

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