2021 Subaru Outback MPG, Price, Reviews & Photos | NewCars.com

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MSRP* $26,795 - $39,945
Invoice* $25,187 - $37,240


City 23 - 26 Hwy 30 - 33

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

2021 Subaru Outback Overview

The 2021 Subaru Outback is a mid-size SUV that blends wagon and crossover functionality. Maximum cargo capacity is 75.7 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down.

Seven trims are available: Base, Premium, Limited, Onyx Edition, Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT.

Under the hood, the Outback is powered by a standard 182-hp, 3.6-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission and all-wheel drive. A more powerful 260-hp, turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder joined with the same drivetrain is also available. Fuel economy for the base engine models is an EPA-estimated rating of 26/33 mpg city/highway. It decreases to a 23/30 mpg rating for the Turbo 2.4L.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.7
Nightmare brand new 2021 Subaru Outback

by S ONeal from Helena Al | April 03, 2021

Purchased brand new Dec. 2020. Within 80 miles TPMS ⚠️ and lights came on. Tire pressure and tires were fine. Around 100 miles a recall on the computer system was told would fix TPMS issue. I have taken it 3 times for this issue. Horrible leak in the front, large puddles of water in floorboard and under mat on passenger side next to gear shift. Was told molding was bad needs to be replaced, but this doesn't explain the water in the floorboard by the center console. Car engine stop's/starts at will without changing any settings, i.e. engine should shut off when stopped at proper setting but does so irregularly. Now all dash lights saying eyesight off, lane assistance and crash avoidance all come on then few miles down the road all warnings disappear. TPMS will stay on for several trips then randomly disappear, then reappear. I have documented with video and pictures. I have less than 1600 miles on a BRAND new, rarely driven 4.5 month old vehicle and is scheduled for 4th trip for service. No accidents, no driving on anything but well paved suburban roads. I HATE this vehicle and Subaru for all the time I have spent in the service department. I am scared to drive it.

New Car - First 100 miles

by New Retiree from Schererville IN | April 02, 2021

The car meets all my needs. The 11" screen and apple car play get me where I want to go. Like being higher while driving and having more road clearance than my sedan. Love the room in the car and the cargo areas. The only negative is lack of reachable storage area from driver's seat. Car handles well and is fun to drive.

Very comfortable & quiet

by 4beez from Homosassa, FL | March 28, 2021

Traded a 2.6 liter twin turbo v6 F150 sport for this 2021 outback xt. I also own a 2017 Honda Civic. The outback is far mor comfortable to drive. Gets comparable gas milage to the civic, and is much quieter. The engine shut down/stert up is abrupt as it says in many reviews, acceleration and shifting isn’t as smooth as the civic with a CVT, but the AWD may be the culprit.

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