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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.

What Changed:

Updated front fascia, grille, side mirrors and rear bumper.

Official Word:

Subaru of America, Inc. debuts 50th Anniversary Edition for each vehicle in its 2018 line-up at the Chicago Auto Show. The limited edition models are based on a high-level trim and come in an all-new exclusive color with unique badging and exterior and interior accents. Production quantities will be limited to 1,050 for Crosstrek, Forester, Impreza, Legacy and Outback, while WRX, STI and BRZ will have a combined total of 1,050. The Anniversary editions celebrate the...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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