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2018 Subaru Outback

At a Glance

Pricing $25,895 - $38,690
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l H4, 3.6l H6
Transmissions CVT
Fuel Economy 20-25 (city), 27-32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 55
Style 3 stars out of 5
Utility 4 stars out of 5
Livability 4 stars out of 5
Value 5 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The iconic AWD Outback Wagon provides all the room and traction that many people need from an SUV without the bulk and poor fuel economy. The increased ground clearance and strengthened suspension improve off-pavement capabilities, but the Outback really excels at traversing deep snowdrifts and muddy roads. The Outback range includes 2.5i models with a four-cylinder boxer engine and 3.6R models with a more powerful 6-cylinder boxer engine. A number of trim levels range from basic to well-equipped. Competitive vehicles include the Dodge Journey, Toyota Venza, and Honda Crosstour. None of these vehicles can match the legroom, cargo volume, fuel-economy and affordable all-wheel-drive capabilities of the Outback.

Official Word:

Subaru of America, Inc., which has posted month-over-month growth for 64 consecutive months, today announced that it will debut the 2018 Outback at the New York International Auto Show on April 12. The Outback is the Subaru's best-selling model. The 2018 Outback arrives this summer. Featuring revised front and rear styling for a more robust stance, the 2018 Outback also debuts significant upgrades to comfort, safety and multimedia capability. Many new engineering and design details throughout...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Outback 2.5i 1 2.5l H4 (175-bhp) CVT AWD 25/32/28 48 $25,895
Outback 2.5i Premium 2 2.5l H4 (175-bhp) CVT AWD 25/32/28 48 $27,995
Outback 2.5i Limited 3 2.5l H4 (175-bhp) CVT AWD 25/32/28 51 $32,695
Outback 2.5i Touring 3 2.5l H4 (175-bhp) CVT AWD 25/32/28 51 $36,490
Outback 3.6R Limited 3 3.6l H6 (256-bhp) CVT AWD 20/27/23 55 $35,395
Outback 3.6R Touring 3 3.6l H6 (256-bhp) CVT AWD 20/27/23 55 $38,690

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