2018 Subaru Outback SUV

2018 Subaru Outback
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2018 Subaru Outback
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What’s new

  • Updated front and rear fascias for a more aggressive look
  • New infotainment system supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Updated designs for center console and steering wheel
  • Part of the fifth Outback generation introduced for 2015

Pros

  • A more spacious and comfortable cabin than those of many rivals
  • Roof and cargo-loading heights are lower than those of most SUVs
  • Excellent visibility in all directions
  • Off-road ability is above average

Cons

  • Gas and brake pedal feel make it hard to drive four-cylinder smoothly
  • Acceleration is lackluster, especially with four-cylinder engine


Which Outback does Edmunds recommend?

If you simply need a do-it-all, go-anywhere wagon for not a lot of money, it's hard to beat the Outback 2.5i Premium. It comes with heated front seats and the larger 8-inch display. Subaru's EyeSight bundle of driver assist features is a recommended option.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

There are a lot of choices in the SUV segment. Read some of our reviews and you'll quickly learn they all have their respective strengths and weaknesses. The 2018 Subaru Outback, though, is strong in just about all areas you'll really care about, including fuel economy, interior volume, off-road capability and standard in-car technology.

The Outback's standard 2.5-liter flat-four engine gets an EPA-rated 28 mpg combined, which is pretty respectable for a vehicle of this size. It also features a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, plus hill hold and hill descent control, to help get off the beaten path with ease. And with 73.3 cubic feet of interior cargo volume, 60/40-split fold-down rear seats, and standard roof rails, you'll be able to bring all your toys and supplies while you're roaming the countryside. This year's Outback is packed with the latest technology, too. Every 2018 Outback now comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as part of its updated touchscreen display.

But the Outback does have one weakness: performance. While its four-cylinder engine may get good mileage, its 175-horsepower output is down on power compared to its class. (There is a six-cylinder engine available, though.) The Outback is also not particularly crisp or willing to drive with enthusiasm around turns. It's a compromise we wholeheartedly accept, however. If you're looking for a capable crossover SUV that's useful for just about any situation, give the Outback a look.

Notably, we picked the 2018 Subaru Outback as one of Edmunds' Best Midsize SUVs for this year.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Subaru Outback is a five-passenger wagon that comes in six trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring, 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring. The base model covers the essentials (roof rails, Bluetooth), while Premium and Limited trims include conveniences such as heated seats, leather and satellite radio. Touring trims are fully loaded, and 3.6R models have similar equipment but include a more powerful six-cylinder engine.

The base 2.5i starts with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (175 hp, 174 lb-ft) and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) that feeds power to all four wheels. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, hill descent control, hill holding assist, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, roof rails (with integrated crossbars), air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth connectivity, Subaru's Starlink 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB interface.

The 2.5i Premium adds rear privacy glass, heated exterior mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with two-way lumbar adjustment), heated front seats, a cargo cover, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, three additional USB ports (one front and two rear) and six speakers for the sound system. The Power Moonroof package adds the obvious plus an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A power liftgate with memory height is also optional.

The 2.5i Limited bundles the Premium options plus 18-inch wheels, a blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, a front bumper underguard, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, a four-way power passenger seat, rear air vents, heated rear seats and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Xenon headlights are optional on the 2.5i Limited.

The 3.6R Limited gets the xenon headlights as standard equipment and a more powerful engine, but it is otherwise the same as the 2.5i Limited.

The Premium and Limited trims can be upgraded with Subaru's EyeSight system (adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam headlights and upgraded gauges). Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are included in the Premium version of EyeSight, and navigation can be bundled with this package. The Outback Limited's version includes navigation, automatic braking for rear collisions and steering-responsive LED headlights. Note that Subaru bundles these items into one big package, so you can't order them individually.

The 2.5i Touring and 3.6R Touring trims include the standard features and options from the Premium and Limited trims, as well as the Driver Assist Technology package. Touring models also have different 18-inch wheels, dark exterior trim, fixed low-profile roof rails without crossbars, premium leather upholstery, wood grain interior trim, and a heated steering wheel.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our Full Test of the 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited (2.5L flat-4 | CVT automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Subaru Outback has received some revisions, including an updated infotainment system with larger screens, improved interior materials, and additional noise mitigation measures. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's 2018 Subaru Outback.

Driving

3
The four-cylinder is slow to accelerate, and handling performance isn't fantastic. The Outback is much more adept when it comes to handling bumpy back roads or snowy highways.

Acceleration

2
One of the Outback's weakest areas, at least if you go with the four-cylinder engine (175 hp) instead of the 3.6-liter six-cylinder (256 hp). There's not much power with the four-cylinder, and it takes 9.6 seconds to reach 60 mph.

Braking

3
The brakes don't feel all that powerful around town, with a spongy pedal feel. At our test track, the Outback stopped from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is typical for a vehicle of this size, but did it with considerable nosedive.

Steering

4
This is a precise system that responds quickly to input. Effort is appropriate, though some drivers will feel it errs a bit on the heavy side.

Handling

3
There's significant body roll when rounding corners in the Outback, so it doesn't feel particularly nimble.

Drivability

3
Aside from the Outback's abrupt gas pedal, this is an easy car to drive, with a soft suspension, a manageable size and a CVT that doesn't wind out the revs too much.

Off-road

4
The standard all-wheel drive adds confidence to light off-roading, and it's a well-tuned system. The Outback is more rugged than most crossovers or other wagons. Ground clearance is better than most.

Comfort

4.5
We were suitably impressed by the Outback's seats, both front and rear, which provide all-day comfort. The soft suspension delivers a smooth ride quality, but there's more road and wind noise than we'd like.

Seat comfort

4.5
The front seats are fantastically plush with supple leather and generously wide with lateral support. The door and center armrests are well-padded, and the driver seat has power lumbar adjustment. The rear seats are also comfy, though the cushions are on the short side.

Ride comfort

4.5
A generally soft, comfortable ride thanks to plentiful suspension travel. Parking-lot speed bumps barely even register. It soaks up small ripples with ease, but strangely, certain big hits at speed come through to the cabin.

Noise & vibration

3
There's some tire noise over road surface changes, a bit of tire hum and wind noise from the side mirror/front roof pillar window area. The engine only gets loud at high rpm, and the transmission rarely lets it wind out that far. Engine noise on the highway is hardly noticeable. Quiet idle, too.

Interior

4.5
There's nothing fancy here, just plenty of passenger and cargo room, terrific outward visibility, solid build quality and easy-to-operate controls.

Ease of use

4.5
All controls are within easy reach. We like the old-school, single-knob mirror controls. Temperature knobs and buttons are large and easy to use. The new navigation touchscreen has large icons and quick responses. The digital clock and outside temperature readouts are tiny.

Getting in/getting out

4
The front doors are large and open wide, making entry a snap. But the tall ride height and wide rocker panels make it harder to step out. The rear doors don't open wide, but it's still easy to get in and out thanks to near perfect step-in height.

Driving position

Essentially the Outback is a tall-riding car, and that's what it feels like to drive it. Although it's lower to the ground than most typical SUVs, the height from the driver seat feels more SUV than wagon.

Roominess

4.5
Excellent front headroom and really good elbow room thanks to the big door cutouts. In the rear, there's decent headroom and good elbow room and kneeroom. Foot space under the front seats can be a bit scrunched.

Visibility

5
There are slim pillars all around, especially the side roof pillars just behind the driver's head. The big rear window and large side windows make for minimal blind spots. Large side mirrors. All trims have a backup camera as standard equipment.

Quality

4.5
Compared to the last generation, this current Outback is a huge step up for Subaru. The interior has plenty of soft-touch material on the dash, window sills and door inserts. The trim textures are nice, too, with convincing fake wood on the Limited. The controls feel solid and work well.

Utility

With its easily accessible cargo area, spacious rear seats and low roofline, the Outback offers excellent all-around utility.

Small-item storage

The front bin has a security door, and the armrest bin is two-tiered. Cupholders lack anti-tip functionality, but the cellphone slot is excellent.

Cargo space

5
Power hatch opens wide, with 35.5 cubic feet of space behind upright rear seats. A sturdy rubber mat helps keep cargo from sliding around and reduces worry about dirty, muddy items. Max cargo capacity is 73.3 cubic feet. The boxy shape and low liftover point make for easy loading of large items.

Towing

4
The Outback is rated to tow 2,700 pounds with the four-cylinder or 3,000 pounds with the six-cylinder. Those are better numbers than offered by the base Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

Technology

The Outback is graced with a modern and reasonably user-friendly touchscreen interface, available in either 6.5- or 8-inch size. Some functions require unnecessary dexterity, but it's one of the easier systems to use. Also packed with abundance of features and smartphone-connectivity apps.

Audio & navigation

The 2.5i Limited offers a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio upgrade that includes a subwoofer. Navigation is optional on Premium and Limited trims and features clear graphics and pinch-zoom functionality.

Smartphone integration

Starlink Multimedia uses an iPhone or Android smartphone to activate onboard voice-controlled apps such as Pandora and iHeartRadio. Allows voice-to-text messaging ability. Premium and Limited trims also include Siri Eyes Free to control iPhone functions through voice commands.

Driver aids

The EyeSight driver assist system bundles adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and intervention, and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking. EyeSight can also detect pedestrians.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Subaru Outback.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Less noise than last year
Scott M.,08/12/2017
I drove the 2017 Outback and really liked it, except for the wind noise and road noise. I read that Subaru was going to make improvements in that department with new glass and insulation in the wheel wells. I'm glad I waited for the 2018. The difference is very noticeable. The new interface for the infotainment system is nice, too. The fit and finish is excellent. I'm very pleased with this vehicle.
Great Car but Electronic Gremlins
Roger Harrison,10/12/2017
We traded our 2015 Legacy on a 2018 3.6R touring and embarked on a 3000 mile tour of the West. The four was best around town; performance, particularly at 6000 ft. where we live, was adequate at best and the engine note was like rattling a coffee can full of rocks. It was an engine you felt sorry for. The 3.6R is an entirely different proposition - a great, quiet, confidence inducing long distance cruiser with plenty of power from an engine that sounds like it's enjoying itself. We averaged 28MPH with a lot of two-lane driving. Blind spot warning is much better now; a big yellow light nearer the driver that's easy to see. The HD rear view camera is very good, and the cross traffic alert is a life saver (literally) in crowded parking lots. Lane keep departure and assist work like they are supposed to. I think I finally found the right settings on the cruise control, but it takes a while; it brakes later than I would. Perhaps most impressive were the headlights; the auto high beams work so well they can be left on, and I like the diretional function of the headlight very much. But electronic gremlins came early and often: the car locked us out on the first day; the control center/navigation screen has frozen three times - once on a doo wop station that we couldn't turn off, and twice when it was navigating us somewhere. The navigation's voice command is not always syncronized with the onscreen prompts, and I find the Tom Tom navigation ackward to use, with a only a vague idea of where it is. Having to use the touchscreen to adjust the scale on the navigation map is distracting and it won't adjust behind 1/4 mile, at least on mine. Strangely, I find the audio in the 2018 Touring not up to the one in the 2015 Legacy although both are Harmon Karden. The new on is just OK.
What took me so long?
Keith,02/08/2018
My purchase of a 2018 Subaru was a bit of a fluke. I was replacing a 2014 Honda CR-V, my second one in a row. Although the Honda is a great value and roomy for it's class, we were simply tired of all the road noise! The 2018 Honda was supposed to be quieter....I don't think so, and so the search began in earnest for a replacement. Bottom line we wanted something that had the gas mileage, Utility, and reliability of the CR-V, but needed to ride and be much more "travel" (quiet) friendly. After testing 8 vehicles; i.e.; Volvo XC60, Toyota Highlander, Kia Sorento, Honda CR-V, Honda Pilot, Acura RDX, Mazda CX9, & the Ford Edge, we still were not happy...Either they used premium fuel, had large noisy tires, too expensive or simply the same as everybody else; and then we finally drove the Subaru. We knew folks that owed them, and not one person who actually owned them said nothing but positive things about theirs. After our test drive, I finally "got it"...The new 2018 Outback Touring is simply excellent. We heard the reviews about the 2.5i 4 cycl. being under powered....I have owned over 23 automobiles. Under powered is relative, and in the real world, this vehicle will do what it needs to do and economically as well. Our first trip from Tennessee to Ohio was 32mpg and that's AWD. Our CR-V which was 2-wheel drive did not do much better. It is much quieter with the changes in acoustic front and side glass and design features to the front end. Inside we have received countless comments about how nice the interior looked. Yes, it is a bit simple...simple elegance beats out "flavor of the year" any day. Cargo capacity is on the larger side for it's category. Heated and reclining seats front and back makes trips very comfortable. My wife likes it, because she sits high in it like other CUVs. Electronics: From adaptive cruise, blu-tooth, to senors galore, it has everything you want except photon torpedoes. Our insurance went up only $30 dollars/yr going from a 5 year old Honda to our new Subaru due to all the safety features. The only negative we've seen thus far...the Harmon Kardon 14 speaker stereo...Honestly, my 18 year old Ford Sport Trac sounds better. We can't seem to find the "sweet spot" for this set-up yet. There have been some complaints by other reviewers about the navigation. We prefer Subaru's nav based on Tom-Tom, than other autos based on Garmin. Personal preference for everyone. More intuitive for us. I've also read other reviewers talk about the seats....We don't see the issue. In fact, we thought the seats were another positive point for the Outback especially given that our model has the seat memory. Last item: The attention to detail in both design and construction really sealed the deal. All-in-all, we wished we would have looked at Subaru a long time ago. If your tired of the same big box, noisy, hard to park vehicles out there, try Subaru....the "weird" alternative...Highly recommend.
The Right Choice Update
Kit Harma,12/12/2017
After nine months and 9000 miles my rating of the car stays the same as the rating I gave it in December. Highway gas mileage continues to come in at 34 mpg. Just set the cruise control to 65 and let Eye Sight do the work. In town I let the CVT do its job to maximize fuel efficiency by holding the rpms at about 1500 and letting the transmission bring the vehicle speed up to the limit. The passenger seat lacks the full range of adjustment of the driver's seat which brings the comfort rating down a bit. Noise level and climate controls are satisfactory. We use all of the available safety aids all the time except when the Rear Automatic Braking activates when the bike rack is on the car without the bikes. A sensor in the power tailgate lift mechanism failed preventing it from opening. The sensor was replaced. One time the display screen locked up at the welcome screen. After the car sat overnight it has worked fine. Treat a fuel level reading of one quarter tank as time to fill up as you have half as much fuel as is indicated below the one quarter mark. Looking forward to hitting the road tomorrow.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$32,695
MPG
25 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 5800 rpm
MSRP
$27,995
MPG
25 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 5800 rpm
MSRP
$35,395
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
256 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$25,895
MPG
25 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Outback safety features:

EyeSight Driver Assist Technology
Scans the road ahead to enable adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning, and automatic foglights.
Blind-Spot Detection/Lane Change Assist
Uses radar sensors to detect vehicles in blind spot and shows visual indicator in side mirror. Indicator also warns of unsafe lane change.
Starlink Safety and Security Plus
Notifies first responders if an airbag deploys. Can also connect to emergency or roadside assistance services.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Subaru Outback vs. the competition

2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V, when equipped with optional all-wheel drive, is a strong contender to the Outback. Both models have similar interior space and available technology features. With the CR-V, you get better economy and acceleration with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine (compared to the Outback's four-cylinder). But the Outback has better long-range comfort, more ground clearance, and a design better suited for off-road trails.

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Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester

It's natural to take a look at Subaru's Forester when considering the Outback. The Forester's styling is more like a traditional SUV, and its available turbocharged engine provides impressively quick acceleration. The Outback has the edge on size and highway comfort, however. Both Subarus have a robust all-wheel-drive system and extra ground clearance that result in similar off-road performance..

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Subaru Outback vs. Ford Edge

Compared to the Ford Edge, the Outback comes up short on power. The Edge has a strong turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard, and its optional V6 engines are also more potent than the Outback's six-cylinder. The Edge is also bigger and roomier. The Outback counters with lower pricing, standard all-wheel drive, better fuel economy and superior off-road capability.

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FAQs

Is the Subaru Outback a good car?

Thanks to its standard all-wheel-drive system, enhanced ground clearance and roomy interior, the Outback is perfect for those with active outdoor lifestyles. It also boasts comfortable front and rear seats, a suspension that easily soaks up the bumps, and an easy-to-drive demeanor. On the downside, the Outback's standard four-cylinder engine isn't a performance machine. But if you want more power, a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine is available for more authoritative passing power.

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Does the Subaru Outback have good MPG?

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is EPA rated at a combined 28 mpg (25 city/32 highway). We largely verified these numbers with a posting of 28.9 mpg in our evaluation. Overall, these numbers are on par with the Outback's street-biased crossover competition. The 3.6-liter six-cylinder is EPA rated at a combined 22 mpg (20 city/27 highway). This is also similar to what you'll see from other six-cylinder-equipped crossovers in class.

Does the Subaru Outback have good resale value?

If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Subaru Outback's resale value. How much will a 2018 Subaru Outback be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.

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What do people think of the 2018 Subaru Outback SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Subaru Outback SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Outback SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Outback SUV.

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Subaru Outback SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Outback SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2018 Subaru Outback SUV and all available trim types. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2018 Subaru Outback SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.

Should I lease or buy a 2018 Subaru Outback?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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