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Subaru Outback 2015 wagon
This all-new Outback wagon is more refined, with an inch more leg room in the rear seat and improved noise isolation. It rides very comfortably, with secure handling. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder returns 24-mpg overall, and the unobtrusive CVT operates more like a conventional automatic. Opting for the 3.6-liter six-cylinder makes the car quicker and quieter but gives up 2 mpg. New safety features include a standard rear-view camera and an available rear radar system with blind-spot, cross-traffic, and lane-change warnings. The infotainment system has been updated and includes a 6.2-inch touch screen and multifunction display with Internet radio and Bluetooth.

See Reliability page for the latest 2015 Subaru Outback recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2000. ESC available in 2001, standard from 2009. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2005. Head protection air bags standard from 2005.

Road Test

More than just a wagon, the Outback is an intriguing alternative to a traditional midsized SUV. It has more cargo space than most seemingly larger competitors, less thirst for fuel, and a lower price. Functionally, it does everything most midsized SU...


  • Better mpg than a midsized SUV with either the four or six cylinder engines
  • Much more room and better equipped than a similarly priced small SUV


  • Design looks the same
  • Hardcore roof-rack users might need a workaround for the integrated roof rack system

Best Version to Get

The best value is the 2.5i Premium, which can get you a well-equipped all-wheel-drive wagon for under $28,000. At the other end of the spectrum, the 3.6R Limited is very well-equipped and satisfying for about $36,000.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 3.6-liter 6 (256 hp)