2021 Subaru Outback

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2021 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.
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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.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize SUV of 2021

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Midsize SUV
#7 Subaru Outback

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Subaru Outback after 90-days of ownership.
  • Overall fuel economy and driving range of your vehicle/driving range and speed of charging your vehicle
  • How well you feel your vehicle would protect you in an accident
  • How well your vehicle steers/handles in slippery conditions

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Subaru Outback during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Experience of using navigation in your vehicle
  • Sound of your vehicle's engine/motor
  • Experience of getting your vehicle set up just the way you want

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 26


30 - 33


182 - 260


8 speed, CVT w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4, Regular Unleaded H-4


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Subaru Outback Review

The Subaru Outback is a five-seat mid-size crossover wagon that’s related to the Legacy sedan. The Outback is a tall wagon with off-road credentials and a versatile interior. The base version is a 2.5-liter flat-four rated at 182 horsepower. An available 2.4-liter turbo-4 has 260 horsepower. Power is sent to all four wheels through a Continuously Variable automatic Transmission. The EPA says the Outback is capable of fuel economy in the low 30s on the highway. Regardless of engine the Outback is tremendously capable off-road. Most Outback gets 8.7 inches of ground clearance and an off-road drive mode that helps it tackle tough terrain. A wilderness edition boosts it to 9.5 inches of clearance. All Outback’s have automatic emergency braking adaptive cruise control and active lane control. The Outback is priced from just over $27 000 and comes with twin 7-inch touchscreens with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with LED headlights. Upgrades range from heated and cooled leather seats to an 11.6-inch touchscreen.
The Subaru Outback is loaded with technology. SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia keeps you connected. Need to make a phone call? Want to hear something on your playlist? Need to get directions? Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and Navigation on an 11.6-inch touchscreen is available. Wondering if you left your doors unlocked? Available SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security and the MySubaru Mobile App turn your smartphone into a remote control for your Outback. Lock and unlock doors find your car and more. The Subaru Outback. Love means never having to disconnect.
Standard Subaru Eyesight Driver Assist Technology helps the Subaru Outback earn a Five-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . EyeSight is an innovative suite of features like Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering Pre-Collision Braking and DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation. It’s like having an extra set of eyes on the road—and an extra set of feet on the brakes . And if an accident’s unavoidable your Outback’s supplemental restraint system holds you in place and surrounds you with inflatable protection while available SUBARU STARLINK Safety and Security7 notifies first responders . The Subaru Outback. Love the safety.
The Subaru Outback is rolling proof comfortable cars can be rugged. Legendary Subaru Boxer engines provide the power and every Outback comes with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-Mode with Hill Descent Control. Add 8.7 inches of ground clearance and you’ve got one capable SUV—that gets up to 33 miles per gallon. Outback XT models get a Dturbocharged BOXER engine that puts out 260 horsepower. Add the High-Torque Lineartronic Transmission with Eight-Speed Manual Mode and Paddle Shifters and familiar back roads take on a whole new look. The Subaru Outback. Love every drive.

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