2012 Subaru Outback

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2012 Subaru Outback Ratings


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 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Midsize SUV
#3 Subaru Outback

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Subaru Outback after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Subaru Outback during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • The vehicle's audio system
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

18 - 22


25 - 29


170 - 256


1 speed, Continuously Variable Ratio, 5 speed, Automatic w/Manual Shift, 6 speed, Manual


Gas Flat 4, Gas Flat 6


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Subaru Outback Review

When leaving it all behind start with your limitations - The 2012 Subaru Outback. There’s now room to live bigger with the 256 horsepower 3.6 liter DOHC engine and a 5 speed adaptive automatic transmission. Explore the great outdoors with active all wheel drive and Traction Control. You’ll want to forge your own trail sitting in the leather-trimmed 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat. And there’s plenty of room for the extras with 71.3 cubic feet of cargo volume and under floor storage. Entertainment is right at your fingertips with the Harman Kardon Premium Sound System and CD Changer. Whether it’s you under the city lights or exploring the countryside the Outback will get you there safely. Featuring Rollover Sensor Subaru’s Advanced Frontal Airbag System and Individual Head Restraints. The 2012 Subaru Outback – The adventurer’s four-wheel backpack.

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