2018 Subaru Outback Price

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The refreshed 2018 Subaru Outback gets a revised exterior design, a retuned suspension for a smoother ride, an updated multimedia system, and available adaptive full LED headlights.

Vehicle Summary

2018 Subaru Outback Release date and Specs

The 2018 Subaru Outback is a midsize crossover-like wagon that slots above the slightly smaller Forester and comes standard with all-wheel drive on all trim levels.


The 2018 Subaru Outback can be had with a 2.5-liter flat-four that produces 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.6-liter flat-six with 256 hp and 247 lb-ft. A CVT is the only transmission available on all trims. EPA fuel economy ratings are 25/32 mpg city/highway for the four-cylinder and 20/27 mpg with the six-cylinder.

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Cargo space is generous at 35.5 cubic feet with the standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats in place and 73.3 cubic feet with them folded. When properly equipped, the 2018 Outback can tow up to 2,700 pounds regardless of the engine choice.

Standard equipment on the base Outback include 17-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, Subaru’s Starlink multimedia system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a four-speaker audio system, and a rearview camera. Higher trims can be optioned with navigation, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, up to four USB ports, heated front and rear seats, keyless entry/start, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, a moonroof, and adaptive full LED headlights.


The NHTSA gave the 2018 Subaru Outback a five-star side impact rating and a four-star rollover score (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the 2018 Outback received a Good score on all crashworthiness tests and Acceptable on the headlights test (Good is the highest possible score). In the front crash prevention test, the 2018 Outback received a Superior rating after it avoided collisions in 12- and 25-mph tests (Superior is the highest possible score in the front crash prevention test). As a result, the 2018 Subaru Outback received the IIHS’ 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Subaru’s EyeSight safety suite is available on the Premium trim and higher. The safety features included are forward collision warning, automatic front and rear emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keeping assist. Automatic high beams as well as blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist also come bundled with the EyeSight suite.

What We Think

When powered by the base 2.5-liter flat-four, the Outback isn’t very quick, as we noted in a 2015 First Test and throttle tip in is touchy just like in its sibling, the Legacy midsize sedan. For a tall wagon-based crossover, the Outback offers respectable handling thanks to its standard all-wheel-drive system. The interior has high-quality materials and Subaru’s Starlink intotainment system is easy to use. The larger 3.6-liter flat-six offers better acceleration, as we noted in a 2015 First Test, but it comes at the cost of fuel economy.

Cool Fact

The 2018 Outback was one of the first crossover wagons on the market when it debuted in the 1990s as a variant of the Legacy wagon.

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