Used 2018 Subaru Outback Pricing

List Price $27,995 - $32,695
Edmunds Rating
4.0 / 5.0
Consumer Rating

2018 Highlights

The 2018 Subaru Outback receives a variety of changes. On the outside, the grille and front and rear fascias have been updated for a more aggressive look, and there are new headlights that feature LED daytime running lights. A new side mirror design reduces interior cabin noise. On the inside, the Outback features a new infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a new center console and steering wheel design. Premium and higher trims receive contrast stitching on the doors, seats and dash.
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  • 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


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

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Used 2018 Subaru Outback for Sale

Subaru Outback 2018 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Magnetite Gray Metallic Slate Black Cloth cloth3,478 miles
Used 2018Subaru Outback2.5i Premium
Est.Loan: $504/mo
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Dealer Notes

2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium w/ EyeSight 2.5i Gray Certified. Subaru Certified Pre-Owned Details: * 152 Point Inspection * Vehicle History * Roadside Assistance * Transferable Warranty * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS. Please contact the Used Vehicle Sales Department @ 703-437-6000 or email for any questions you may have about any of the vehicles!!! See you Soon!

Subaru Outback 2018 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Dark Blue Pearl 5,146 miles
Used 2018Subaru Outback2.5i Premium
Est.Loan: $522/mo
Subaru Outback 2018 2.5i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) Crystal Black Silica Slate Black Cloth cloth2,989 miles
Used 2018Subaru Outback2.5i Premium
Est.Loan: $513/mo
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"Certified. Black 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium AWD CVT Lineartronic 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V 1 Owner

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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

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Read what other owners think about the 2018 Subaru Outback


Consumer Rating

Less noise than last year
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
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.
The Right Choice
We realized last spring that our 1997 Volvo wagon which we had owned for 17 yrs. was not going to "do us on out". We wanted the same passenger and cargo capacity as the Volvo. Three row SUVs were too big and clumsy and compact SUVs were too small. New Volvos were too expensive and the dealer/service network too sparse. As seniors we wanted all the help we could get with good outward visibility, ease of entry and exit and the full suite of safety/collision avoidance technology. These preferences led us to the Outback and it these matters it delivers. After reading all of the customer reviews on of the current generation of the Outback I decided that it was worth waiting for the 2018 model which would be quieter and smoother than the 2017s that we drove. Our 2018 Limited 2.5 has met these expectations. We got the car right off the truck ( well, they did wash it) and it had zero defects). In response to other reviewer's comments I can say that; I found the driver's seat to be comfortable during a 1782 mile trip completed in 30 hours of driving over four consecutive days (the passenger seat has yet to be fully tested), mixed brisk (average speed 65) freeway and city driving mpg is 28.3, the CVT transmission will mimic a conventional auto if you want it to (but why bother?), we have managed to defeat the radio's inclination to come on loud when the car is started and voice command is hopeless so ignore it. The navigation system is not made by Garmin; two miles from our home it directs us down a road that was abandoned 40 years ago because it was falling into the sea. My Garmin tucks into the lower corners of the windshield. The heated rear seats delight our guests. Changes that I would make would be to give the passenger seat the full range of power adjustments that the driver's seat has on the top trim levels and to carpet the lower door panels to prevent scuffing.

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