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 SUVs can do -- except tow a heavy load. Subaru has split the difference between a wagon and a crossover, creating a winning combination.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Love the handling of the all wheel drive. The cvt transmission makes for a soothing ride no matter how you accelerate."

Stephen K., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration marginal due to 4 cylinder engine. Handles fine. We really like the Eyesight safety system--major reason we bought the car."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is very slow"

Henry P., MT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Enough power and well designed adapted cruise control"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"feel very safe driving th eoutback"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent SUV that handles Alaska winters like a champ!"

Anonymous, AK (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Love the "eye sight", adaptive cruise, all safety features."

Jack A., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"For a larger car, it handles well, and has very good acceleration. plenty of power."

Douglas T., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The excellent gas mileage much the same as our 2017 Forester. I love the "tap shift" feature when decending grades. The safety features are truly amazing. We have owned 13 Subarus in the past 20+ years and have seen constant improvement in each one through out that time."

Donald T., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The performance of the 2.5i 4 cylinder is very good. Normal driving and acceleration meets all requirements We could ask for."

Robert T., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Pickup good when merging into traffic"

Carl S., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"First, I have owned many vehicles in my 72 years. That includes muscle cars in the 50s and early four cylinders. The four cylinder in the Outback gives me all the power I need on the mountain roads and maneuvering in and out of traffic in the bigger cities. It is easy to park and is a dream in a crowded parking lot."

Robert M., MT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Steering and acceleration/power under load is excellent with 6 cyl."

Mark W., AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I have the 4 cilinder premium option. The car handles exceptionally well and the acceleration is fine for a it's size engine. Seat comfort is excellent with more leg room than some full size cars. Exceptionally quiet interior. The eyesight system (option) is amazing when I use it on the highway. Excellent warning system when you start to move close to the edge of your lane and great steering assister when you leave your lane."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great handling and acceleration. Especially adheres well in snow and icy conditions. Likes to play in the snow."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great power for size and class car"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles better than any other car I have driven"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"handles very well"

William N., GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very good for driving on gravel and dirt roads. The all-wheel drive keeps the car from sliding."

James B., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"car has a lot of pep"

Anonymous, RI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great acceleration! Ride is smooth, mostly quiet. Lots of ring tones to let u know when a car is near or are crossing a line. Sometimes a bit much but alerts are appreciated"

Chris H., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 4 cyl engine does not have enough power to go up hills without straining. It is a little too weak to accelerate into highway traffic."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is great and handles and drives wonderfully. I love driving this vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Plenty of acceleration Easy handling"

Anonymous, KY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"handling is much better the other SUVs."

Robert S., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It handles well, quiet a little slow on the acceleration great gas mileage"

James B., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Love driving this car in bad weather. I also love the adaptive cruise control and the lane change warning."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It hauls big things good, but it needs more torque and horsepower to accelerate when entering expressways and traffic. It's great in snow and four wheel awd drive is great."

W H., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"They have programmed all of the acceleration out of this transmission. This is for fuel economy. But, when pulling onto I highway it would be good if it would go a bit quicker. Putting the transmission in manual does help."

Mark F., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very good acceleration handles well on poor roads"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very good pick-up and handles well in inclement condiotins."

Don A., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Technology (monitors, "beeping", etc.) is a pain! Probably the same with other newer vehicles and not a Subaru alone issue."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drives well and is well put together, although the brake and accelerator pedals are badly designed )it is too easy to step on both pedals at the same time)"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles extremely well. Great acceleration for a 4 cylinder"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 6 cylinder motor is far superior to the 4. Freeway ramp acceleration is smooth without having to force the motor into a low gear. Beyond that, we haven't had the car long enough to experience starlink, bluetooth or any of the other amenities."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It's much sportier than we thought it would be (with the bigger 3.6 liter engine). It also has gear levers on the steering wheel. Steering is quick and responsive."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I accelerates fine and I like the handling."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The collision avoidance system it OUTSTANDING. Smart cruise is very good, though watching the road is still necessary."

Daniel S., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"For a four cylinder car, very peppy. Handling very responsive."

Steven L., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Beautiful car that is wonderful to drive."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very easy steerin, excellent auto drive features"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"good acceleration. handles well on hilly roads."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handling is excellent, being that "just right" combination of nimbleness with decent ride quality, and it's emergency maneuverability is excellent, especially when turning and emergency braking. taking speed bumps, however, must be done straight ahead for if taken at an angle will cause excess harsh rocking from side to side. Acceleration is adequate but the CVT can be annoying at times as it causes non-linear power delivery, resulting occasionally in a bit more acceleration or a bit less accele..."

Lawrence S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"With the 6 cylinder engine the car is very powerful and handels very well."

A C., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Much better handling/acceleration than the V6 Toyota SUV it replaced."

Alex C., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is very non-linear: it reacts quickly for the initial push, but then is somewhat sluggish to continue pushing to 60mph."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This is an outstanding car in most respects, but it is very underpowered. Its acceleration is the worst of any car I have owned since the 1970s."

Craig F., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"A little underpowered & noisy for passing. Cruises very well on the freeway, pretty good on twisty roads, but a little top heavy. My 2000 Subaru Outback handles better and is more fun on mountain roads."

Anne G., OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is good, handling is adequate given the height of the vehicle"

Steve A., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is outstanding, almost too quick. Handling is good."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Peppy enough and handles well. (I have only put 84 miles on this vehicle so have little experience with it,.)"

R M., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It is fun to drive and feels solid."

Thomas J., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"like handling"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"ground clearance- responsiveness for a four cylinder is very good"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is good. Car rollback on hills (even slight ones) is severe and is unsettling. Car has hill holder button which applies parking brake on steep hills, but it does not engage on slighter grades, which can be a problem. There is a delay when shifting from reverse to drive - car does not immediately shift into drive."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great value for the money"

Gordon H., AB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"safety features...crossing the line, too close, etc"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It is way underpowered, and this underpower situation gets worse when the temperature is below 40 degrees. Mileage drops precipitously, and so does the power available."

Mark G., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Needs additional power on a tight freeway merge. Absolutely LOVE the Eyesight adaptive cruise and cross traffic alert."

R H., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Extremely satisfied"

Ron S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 3.6R engine is very responsive and the handling is taut with very little body lean."

Michael N., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"CVT works great and ensures optimal power in any situation. Handling is very secure, especially in winter."

Robert T., AB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The CVT makes accelerating a bit sluggish"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Adequate acceleration......firm handling."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Better acceleration then on my 2010 Outback-Much firmer ride. seats are firmer then 2010 seats"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is adequate for most situations. Handling is superb and turning radius impressive."

J A., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Slow acceleration, but I chose the 4 cylinder for improved mileage"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The safety features....eyesight, are the most important reason I bought this car. Along with the AWD and reliability of Subaru."

Kathy L., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Solid, predictable handling. Strong engine with good acceleration and a great sound."

Alan M., MB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We enjoy the ride, the acceleration and how the car feels solid on the road."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"With the 3.6, the acceleration is very good. The car handles very well for a station wagon. Braking is excellent."

Robert S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is substandard but we expected that since it has a small engine that runs on regular. It has a superb range because of its large tank but like all AWD vehicles its fuel economy is not great. Please see my previous comments for my experience regarding handling."

Terrence V., OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Dealer said the 4-cylinder would pull my 1200# camper easily. It exceded my expectations and maintains speed on hills and accelerates into traffic just fine. I love the continuously variable transmission."

Frank S., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very quick and precise handling for parking lots or long drives. Acceleration is good for a 4 cylinder engine."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration, handling and braking is somewhat better than a 2013 Outback that I also own, but none of them are any more than barely adequate. Acceleration needs to be considered when pulling onto a highway - the Outback takes a long time to accelerate. Braking is still "squishy"."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very happy with all except lag for transmission to engage when shifting into gear."

Ann M., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The back up lights are non-existent and it is dangerous to back up at night. The back up camera shows a grey fuzzy area that is too small to be useful and is not bright enough. Will not show anything on sides. Seats uncomfortable, when backing up onto a ferry or hill the car comes to a screeching halt."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Vehicle handles and preforms well with the standard 2.5 engine. just a fun vehicle to drive weather on short or long trips."

David D., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It is a pleasure to drive. Seats are comfortable and the car is responsive to my driving needs."

C S., ID (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very peppy, very nimble. Compared to my previous cars, VERY peppy and nimble. Nice to have for once."

Jim W., NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This car has the 3.6 combined with the CVT and the net result is a sense of effortless power, with no undue noise or vibration. Absolute confidence and control. Steering is competent, though not sporty. Handling is the same. While there is some lean, it's never an issue under normal road conditions and speeds."

Daniel K., NE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Both I and others who have driven the car notice and comment on the smoothness of acceleration and the ease of handling. Truly a delightful vehicle."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very good acceleration and mileage. very good road feel and like higher ground clearance without top heavy feel."

Terry K., NM (2017 Subaru Outback)

"4 cylinder boxer engine provides all the power I need."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"eyesight safety package is wonderful, a great aide to me"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We have potential slippery roads due to rain, ice or snow about six months every year. The all wheel drive Subaru system is superb in these types of driving conditions. No other vehicle I've owned even comes close to the handling and traction my Subaru gives me."

Steve R., ND (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Zippy enough for the gas mileage it gets"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Engaging handling, surprisingly adequate acceleration"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Enjoy Starlink system and speed control of the system"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles well on all surfaces and all weather."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"quick response, performs well in all respects"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great! We are very satiisfied with the driving and handling of the Outback."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The handling is great, you can turn on a dime"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Vehicle feels like a much more refined vehicle than expected. Acceleration is adequate, but slightly more power would further improve what is already a good experience."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Hate the auto braking when on a hill and trying to park"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Just adequate."

J O., NH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The handling and slick road capabilities are even better than the other Subaru's we have purchased. The acceleration is certainly adequate for any condition required such as entering freeways."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It handles great in snow and on ice. The first weekend we had it, we had about a 4-in snowfall, and I took the car out and tried to get it to lose traction in a tight curve: it held on tight (very impressive)."

Anonymous, OK (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The power is similar to a sports car. At my fastest speed 135 mph (it might go faster) its ride was smooth, yet I still had a amount of good road feel. I have yet to push it hard in curves because I'm only used to doing that in rear wheel drive cars and I'm not sure what the traction control system might do."

Keith G., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfort, ease of handling, good visibility, safety in all weather conditions. It's not going to give you whiplash when you floor it, but it does move respectably on the highway."

Thomas R., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We bought the Subaru after the VW Wagon fiasco and are completely happy with it! We often take it to the snow in the winter, and it handles beautifully. Our only regret is not buying it sooner!"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We have the 3.6 liter 6 cyl. engine. We drive a lot on two-lane rural roads where passing is often desirable, and the 6 accelerates very well."

Grant M., IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"3.6 gives excellent acceleration and all wheel drive helps in winter."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ample power on our mountain roads and parking is very top notch."

Robert M., MT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It's very responsive to curves in the road. The ride is very smooth."

Ronald W., MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Subi could ride easier. It is a little under powered, but it was my decision not to get a turbo."

R H., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The trans. is much different that what I'm use to in my explorer and the power is much less that the Ford."

Don P., UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It is ok but could use a turbo to give it more punch."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It doesn't have the acceleration that the Forester had but I'm satisfied with it. It's a heavier vehicle, after all, with the same engine and transmission as my previous Forester."

Maurice M., SD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Not enough power when merging onto highway or going up steep hill."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Hate the VCT. It’s not that smooth and hesitates. Disaster on inclines. Otherwise we love the car"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handeling, comfort looks"

Ron S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I chose the six cylinder model and it has all the power I have ever needed. Passing and merging is effortless. I have also driven the four cylinder and I felt that it was rather anemic."

Michael N., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The acceleration in the 3.6 engine is excellent, and still gets good gas mileage."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration can be hesitant or slow."

Mark W., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handling is great. Acceleration is choppy at times like it has uneven shifts."

Marvin B., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Secure handling, adequate acceleration. Rack and pinion steering."

David K., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very good acceleration, the handling is probably typical for a SUV"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"GOOD HANDLING FOR A RELATIVELY HIGH WAGON WITH ALL-WHEEL DRIVE"

Nicholas D., SC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good handling, acceleration, braking"

Diana D., ME (2017 Subaru Outback)

"acceleration is fair at best"

Anonymous, VT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"6 cylinder engine works great, lots of power but with still good mileage. All wheel drive works fantastic is snow, and avoids any chain control"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent handling in all weather conditions."

Virginia S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Its quiet inside, very important to us. The Honda we had before we got rid off, lost money because it was so noisy ."

Leo M., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good acceleration, breaking & gas mileage. Very good handling & cornering in snow."

Leland W., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The CVT transmission is a bit jerky when at low speeds"

Douglass B., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very good acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good mileage and comfortable ride. Eyesight safety features."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great handling, acceleration and awesome mileage!"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The multi-functional cruise control was a bit difficult to get used to but I now like it. The car is solid on the road, doesn’t get upset with uneven or broken pavement and has plenty of power to work through interstate traffic. It is outrageously competent."

John F., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drives well . Decent acceleration not so good on hills"

C H., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The handling and move-out ability onto freeways is very good. I did not expect this in the Outback."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car responds nicely to city highway traffic situations - enough power to change lanes when and where needed. It has performed well on Interstate and rural State and US routes. So far the best handling car that we have had. The size is just right for my style of driving."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Lots more power from a 2.5L than previous similar engines I've owned. Even with above-averages clearance, handling is excellent."

Don W., HI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Despite having a 4 cylinder engine, the acceleration is excellent."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This is one of the smoothest drivetrains that I have experience in over 50 years of driving. It accelerates effortlessly. When cold, there is a bit of roughness that quickly dissipates as it warms up. My wife loves the way it accelerates and handles. When pushed hard the handling degrades, but driven normally it is fine."

Robert C., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Powerful enough for all normal driving situations. Handles well and feels safe."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"There is an unnerving delay when shifting from reverse to forward (ie when backing out of a driveway onto a busy highway). Otherwise, it handles nicely and comfortably. I would also like to comment on the artificial "shifting" of the CVT transmission, it is a CVT and its advantages should be fully exploited without artificial "shifting.""

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent winter handling and over all good acceleration, given that it is a heavy-ish vehicle and is but a 4 cylinder."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car handles excellentantly and handles even the toughest NY road without a problem. I always feel in control."

Robert M., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"had a 6 with great performance now have the 4 which is lacking in power"

Anonymous, LA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"could use a better transmission, very lacking in horsepower, acceleration is slow"

Gerald N., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Lackluster acceleration"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Fantastic handling and acceleration. A refined all wheel drive in a category of its own."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"does not feel like a four cylinder during acceleration."

Jared B., VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Safety of this vehicle"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable on long drives."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is adequate under most circumstances, and the handling is secure. Gas mileage is well below the EPA estimates. My highway driving is 70-80 % of my driving, yet I barely get more (I average 26 mpg) than the city driving estimate (25 mpg). Combined estimate is 28 mpg. I got this once, but it was all highway driving."

Jeffrey R., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handling is excellent, acceleration mediocre."

Jay H., NM (2017 Subaru Outback)

"no hesitation on acceleration."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handling in corners is stable and smooth. There is minimum to no oversteer or understeer. The cruise control accelerates the vehicle in a fuel conserving manner. Visibility is very good. Does not free wheel coast when you take your foot off the accelerator."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Our Subaru has EXCELLENT acceleration and handling. I tend to like to be the first from a signal...our Subaru responds perfectly. (I always look both ways before 'punching' it!) It's SO easy to make a "U" turn in our Subaru, I never cease to be amazed by that."

Rosalyn W., NM (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The EyeSight system is well worth the money and works great."

Jason P., LA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"good corning, poor accelerating from stop. poor engine braking."

Charles L., NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I like the safety features: Eyesight, blind spot warning, automatic braking - front and rear, automatic headlight control."

Don B., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent acceleration and handling."

Bob M., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drives smoothly, quietly; accelerates appropriately."

Griselda S., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"3.6 six cylinder engine is very smooth and quiet even under hard acceleration. Acceleration is better than most crossovers around its price ( $40,000)and the CVT is responsive with no motor-boating effect. Hard acceleration causes transmission to simulate a conventional automatic with perceptible shift points. Negative is odd delay in engaging when shifted between drive and reverse. Car has paddle shifters but I don’t use them"

Peter G., AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"All is good except the 4 cyl is a little underpowered and a little noisy."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Some hesitation when shifting from D to R and back again."

Anonymous, NE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"6 cyl has above average acceleration Handling is excellent."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the is a slight pause when you first step on the gas, then the machine accelerates very rapidly handling is very responsive"

Linda C., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent on snow and ice"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The transmission programming is terrible. I truly hate the fake gear shifts. A CVT can be so smooth (like the 2012 Toyota Prius), but instead you're left dreading going above 20% throttle and getting randomly placed, terribly jerky gear shifts. This alone would make me reconsider buying any Subaru. I don't care that it is slow (the Prius has less power), but the jerky transmission is unbearable."

Ashley S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"acceleration is pretty anemic, but handling is OK. Acceleration is adequate."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent acceleration when required. Handling is superb and I get great gas mileage."

David W., BC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"driving"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"excellent handling and acceleration. collision prevention and other safety features are great."

Dennis C., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 3.6L engine flat moves! Car's handling is superb, too!"

Gary A., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"CVT is very rough. At slow speeds it changes ratios and can't seem to make up its mind"

Anonymous, VT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I feel that it's the best driving car I've ever owned. It's good all year, in all weather conditions."

Ronald D., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Sometimes accelerates in first gear to very high RPM before shifting."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"For the first 6 months after I bought the car (Feb 2017), the acceleration seemed very sluggish, and I remember complaining about that in last year's survey. But the acceleration improved markedly after that, and now I find it to be quite adequate."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"good handling, but 4cyl engine somewhat slugglish on rapid acceleration"

Frederick S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Recently driving in a bad thunderstorm the car handled very well and I felt very safe and totally in control"

Mark L., NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"great pickup and steering. Handles snow perfectly. Love the eyesight features, but hate that every indicator sound is the same"

Sean F., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"handles quite well,acceleration is adequate"

John L., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Can feel a little slow, but the CVT is just a little slow to respond sometimes; it can go plenty fast when pushed. Overall, a pleasant experience."

Matthew N., MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I am particularly impressed by the dynamic cruise control and eye sight safety features."

James M., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles very well. Visibility is very good. Eyesight system is very good. Wish I had bought the 6 cylinder."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Transmission is sluggish. Can’t rely on it to move quickly and without hesitation."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Both acceleration and especially handling very good."

Nathan Z., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent pickup from stop; excellent power on inclines. Cruise control holds car when on steep incline and descent."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The design of the braking systems is bad: (1) occasionally I inadvertently hit BOTH the accelerator and the brake while attempting to brake, resulting in a power surge and lengthened stopping time and distance. This needs a recall as Subaru refuses to fix it. (2) There is NO emergency brake."

George W., CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Stable and predictable, easy to drive smoothly."

John W., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great for towing"

David W., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Pretty good acceleration for a CVT transmission and 4 cylinder engine. Nice handling, especially on snow and slick conditions."

Gordon D., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It is a sports car in disguise. We've owned Porsches, and this vehicle handles as good as my Porsche. Excellent handling, cornering, smooth acceleration. It feels safe while at the same time performing great. It's the best vehicle we've ever owned."

Margaret Eden E., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Rock steady on the road, great for passing, gets thru blizzards etc..."

Nancy H., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great acceleration"

David G., NM (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is average, adequate. Handling is excellent"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It's not a sporty vehicle in any sense of the word but suits my needs perfectly."

Tim G., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very smooth ride. While driving, acceleration is excellent, less so when accelerating from a stop."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drives and sounds like an old farm truck,noisy, fair acceleration"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Adaptive cruise control is outstanding. In LA traffic will hold a 3 second distance to a complete stop and then begin moving again with a touch of a button."

Gary N., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent handing and satisfactory acceleration."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good acceleraton with 3.6 L engine. Corners well. Firm ride."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It accelerates quickly and handles beautifully."

Linda J., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great handling on all surfaces due to the all wheel drive. Excellent handing in the rain."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"With the 4 cylinder engine, I think it's a bit under powered. But the cost and the fuel economy loss makes the 6 cylinder engine unattractive."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Best handling vehicle I have ever had for snow, ice, and hardpack. It cannot be beat in Minnesota winters."

Richard M., MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent handling and ride comfort, mostly good acceleration, but too noisy and a feeling of underpowered upon hard acceleration"

Anne G., OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The CVT transmission delivers plenty of power to pull a popup camper with two kayaks on top. It maintains speed going up steep hills in the Adirondacks."

Frank S., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Car is equipped with 3.6 engine which delivers plenty of power. We had a 4 cyl engine in a previous Outback which was rather under powered. This vehicle has all wheel drive which is extremely good on slick roads."

Jerry M., IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"slow pick up but drives great"

Michael K., LA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The vehicle has a six cylinder "boxer" engine that normally operates at a low rpm. Therefore, engine runs very quiet but it has plenty of reserve power for rapid acceleration when needed. Handles easily with relatively short turning radius."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The six cylinder and CVT are surprisingly quick, and the 4-wheel drive gives me confidence"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the 4 cylinder has good acceleration w/ the CVT. I use the manual shifting when I need immediate power. it's fine"

W B., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very smooth and peppy"

Charles C., NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car seems to jump off the line..I must gently touch the pedal."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Easy to drive. Plenty of acceleration without being agresive. Smooth and quiet ride. Predictable during wet and icy weather conditions. Precise in cornering and stopping."

Peter C., MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Adequate acceleration. Excellent handling in bad weather."

Martin M., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"While the 2017 Outback 2.5 could have better acceleration, it is more than adequate 95% of the time. The handling of the current generation (2015-2019) is substantially improved over the prior generation (2011) Outback we used to own. It feels very "planted" at all times, and the ride is not compromised by the very good handling."

John M., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very good acceleration at any time, especially given the size of the car"

Richard B., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handling and road feel is very precise and solid"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It accelerates well enough to get into traffic. When I wish to go fast, I use my Porsche. Its handling is fine for what it is."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Coming from a '01 CR-V, I love the power while still getting great mileage. With the all-season tires on it, I floored the gas and hit the brakes on snow and was happy with the traction control. Then I put Hakkapeliitta tires on. Enough said."

Anonymous, AK (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I love the way the Outback holds the road. It's fun to drive yet seems more sure-footed, thus safer."

John H., VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Strong acceleration with the 6 cylinder motor. Handling is good and suspension sufficiently firm for a good road feel."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The acceleration and handling are excellent. I'm very pleased."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The best driving experience of any car I’ve ever had."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Car Does not allow making a phone call or navigation input while moving and reminds me when out of lane, Great Idea. Automatic distance control while using cruise control. Gas Gauge is NOT accurate 1/2 tank is actually, 1/4 full and according to staff no fix so I use odometer not good."

William G., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The acceleration from stop could use a boast, but once it is running it is very good. It handles very well in all circumstances. I like the firm suspension because we have a number of dips to go over in our city and it never bottoms out."

Anonymous, WY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 3.6l has a lot of get-up & go. Handled great in Indiana snow last winter."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very solid in mountain driving and in inclement weather. Nothing comes close."

J H., KS (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This vehicle drives like a dream , it's response in steering is immediate and the acceleration is better than I ever thought it would be"

Michael R., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The active cruise control feature"

David C., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is a bit sluggish as expected for the size of the engine. Transmission is extremely smooth and there is plenty of power for going up steep hills. Cruise control is outstanding, even at very low speeds, and crash avoidance is great."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"My Subaru has excellent acceleration for a 2.5L normally aspirated engine and the handling is quick and lively."

William S., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I have the 6 cylinder, Used to have 4 cylinder. Big difference in acceleration with 6 cylinder."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration could use a boost. I most notice this when I want to pass a car on a two-lane highway. I feel insecure about the Outback's acceleration capability."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 2017 Outback has good acceleration and is very nimble in handling."

James B., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration and handling is very satisfied. Very smooth, non-obstractive acceleration (and quick) and secure, stablr handling. Very good for normal, everyday using"

Damian D., ON (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent acceleration and handling, first CVT transmission I like."

Brian H., BC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The safety features are the most impressive. The adaptive cruise control is wonderful. The other safety features are great also. That was one of the primary buying decisions."

Nancy M., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I love the response this vehicle has to my driving. It is very maneuverable and it accelerates well."

Melanie F., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is sluggish. the 4 cylinder engine has difficulty with hill climbing."

Michael M., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The all wheel drive has kept me from sliding on icy and wet roads."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This is the first SUV I have owned so I don't have the experience to compare. That being said I am satisfied with the handling. The acceleration is mediocre at best."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The handling and driving are enjoyable. The outback turning radius makes u turns easier than any previous auto I owned. The eyesight system makes using cruse control safer and easier."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Steering is responsive but not overly touchy- a nice positive feel"

Harold P., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The comfort of the car. What I didn’t like was loosing my contacts repeatedly"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles great, but I do not like the engine choices Subaru currently offers. Their turbo four cylinder engines are phenomenal, and should be offered as a replacement for the archaic and inefficient 3.6 engine. I am assuming that since they added the 2.4 turbo to the new Ascent, it should make its way to the Outback in the future, as a replacement for the 3.6. I would likely consider an Ascent over the Outback next time around, if the current engine choices remain."

David O., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Safety, comfort and value for the price I paid."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I love how it handles, especially in the snow. It “moves‿ so well in ice and snow that I’m often surprised that it only stops as well as any other car."

Troy T., UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The handling is fantastic, you can turn on a dime !!"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It’s Underpowered. I thought Subaru would improve the power significantly over previous model years since this has been a consistent complaint."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is somewhat lacking in emergency situations."

Colleen C., NV (2017 Subaru Outback)

"4 cyl acceleration better than I was expecting. handles nice but the front windshield rearview mirror is so low on the windshield that there is a large blind spot out the right side of front windshield. it is so bad that I am seriously thinking of getting rid of this car before an accident happens. I have had a couple of close calls already. I have the emergency braking package on this Subaru which might be the reason the mirror takes up so much space on the windshield. not sure but to compensate for this problem I have lowered the driver seat as low as it will go which makes driving uncomfortable but I can see out to the right a little easier. if I would have noticed this during test drive I would not have purchased this vehicle, it would have been a deal breaker."

Robert S., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car is wonderful and we have had no serious problems. My big issue that even though the four cylinder is more powerful than my old 2006 outback, I would still opt for the six cylinder next time."

John F., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles great and makes tight turns but doesn’t accelerate quickly enough compared to similar sized non AWD vehicles."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great driving and handling. Excellent in snow."

Linda M., VT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very tight turning radius. Accelerates nicely."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"A little slow on the acceleration, but has good power on a hill. Handles GREAT in the snow!"

Monty M., UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 3.6R engine is sufficiently powerful, but held back by the CVT transmission, which by itself is very good compared to the competitors, but it is optimized for fuel efficiency. One has to floor it to get full power, but then acceleration is very satisfying. Handling is no short of excellent, very planted and trust inspiring, especially under winter driving conditions."

Robert T., AB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I love the adaptive cruse control and the back up camera"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Smooth and easy to drive. I love the safety features, like blind spot detection, too."

Kristal M., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This isn't a sport vehicle but handles extremely well, it literally corners like a much more sporty car. With the 3.6 engine the acceleration is good, not great, but again, not really a sports car. To me the 2.4 wasn't acceptable and the difference in mileage between the 3.6 & the 2.4 is minor."

Robert S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The handling is good for an SUV. The acceleration of the 3.6 engine is quite good."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car rides, handles, and accelerates nicely."

Mark S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles well but acceleration is a little slow. I knew this when I bought the car - would buy again - but would be na plus if it was a little better."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Winter handling"

Jeffrey M., MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Slow acceleration and choppy starts. I assume this is caused by gas-saving electronics"

Anonymous, KY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Powerful and precise"

Richard M., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Safety warnings"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We had a 2015 four cylinder and switched back to the six cylinder. Simply put, it costs about 20% fuel mileage overall penalty vs. the four cylinder but with 50% more power. Actually on the highway mileage its only about 10% less mileage. Worth the cost. Both burn regular gas."

John-Judy E., OK (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I really like the Eyesight system with the adaptive cruise control. It has corrected bad driving habits I wasn't even aware of."

Bruce H., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Love the AWD. Always feel in command."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Satisfactory acceleration, excellent handling"

James D., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration with the 3.6 litre engine is excellent. I don't love the CVT transmission, but it's better than most CVTs I've driven. Handling is excellent - almost sporty. The all wheel drive is outstanding. Seamless and unobtrusive. Unbelievably surefooted. I have never felt any wheel break traction on any surface - wet or dry."

William H., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"My Subaru drives efficiently and comfortably. I am very pleased with the mileage and handling."

Cindy D., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"As most anyone should be aware - it is relatively slow and I would prefer less gas mileage with a standard transmission as opposed to the CVT. The CVT is one of the best I've driven but still just isn't what I want and if any competitor ever designed something similar in size with a regular transmission with decent reliability I would likely switch."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"poor acceleration car occasionally starts to drive itself on highways and I have to pull it back to the lane"

Anne C., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"great handling"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Assisted cruise control terrific on the highway. Senses car in front and slows when they slow."

George C., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is is astounding as the power to weight ratio is really good."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The safety features are top notch and help to make a very secure driving experience."

Anonymous, LA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles very well, feels great on the highway, quick and nibble in town"

Tim M., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I debated between the V4 or the V6. I got the V6 and am very glad I did. The car drives very well, accelerates easily and steers with precision."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The acceleration is great since I got the 3.6-liter engine. It's not as snappy as the 2.5L turbo 4 I had in my 2005 Forester, but it's so smooth and it feels like there's limitless power going up hills. I haven't yet taken it on the highway but I have no doubt it would be fun if I didn't hate driving on the highway and avoid it. Everyone says the Subaru CVT is one of the best but I'll tell you what, I don't like it so far. I feel like a modern 6+ speed automatic would have been a much better fit. I don't know if it's the lousy factory tires or what, but whenever I pull away from a stoplight, I get two jerks. I did notice this was much less noticeable with the Blizzak snow tires I had on, so maybe it's tire slippage and not transmission weirdness. I find that if I gun it, the rubber band jerk feeling is much less. If I'm gentle, I get two surges every time. The handling is very sedate and controlled. I don't quite like the electric power steering - I feel like I'm turning the wheel on the Titanic sometimes."

Adam H., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"My car has Eyesight, which alerts me if I am stopped and the car in front of me moves; the car alerts me if there is any cross traffic or movement behind the car when I back up; the car will apply brakes if it thinks I am not stopping fast enough; the cruise control adjusts speed to the car in front of me"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 6 cylinder is very responsive and accelerates beautifully when you need that "extra punch". I would not go back to the 4 cylinder engine. The 6 cylinder engine is also very economical."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"with the 3.6 liter engine, acceleration is very good, even at higher elevations - we live at 6800 feet. handling is easy and calm - reassuring."

Richard O., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 4 cylinder is adequate for most situations. Fuel mileage has been less than expected."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great acceleration. Comfortable to drive and the adaptive cruise control works surprisingly well. Handling is ok, good for a AWD vehicle with high clearance."

Jeffrey K., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The touring model is very nice inside and out. All options are in m odel. Very nice having all bells and whistles"

Timothy C., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"handles better than previous Rav4 and as well as previous Mazda cx5"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Amazing with snow and ice."

Anonymous, QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Subaru broke it. My 2011 Outback had a far smoother and luxurious acceleration feel that my 2017 model because the CVT transmission was allowed to operate on its natural smooth power curve. The marketing folks convinced the engineers to program "shift-shock" into the logic so that it now feels jerky when accelerating. The shift-shock is WORSE than most any other car maker without a CVT transmission. They broke it."

John K., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Nice smooth handling and acceleration."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good safety record. Mushy handling"

Stephen N., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I have a four-cylinder, not a six, which chews up gas. I have found that power and drivability are sufficient and mileage is usually 29 or 30 MPG."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the flat four engine can be noisy at start up. when loaded it is very noisy at acceleration. the six would probably be better. this is my first Subaru and I wonder about the reliability when mileage gets higher. on appositive note I feel very safe driving this car and the safety system makes it fun to drive."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The eyesight is fantastic, the car is cPable of entering g freeways and passing others with ease."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Solid ride. you can "feel" the road."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We have the four cylinder model. Acceleration is brisk, and the handling imparts confidence, particularly on wet roads, and at highway speeds on narrow, fast, twisty four lane highways in heavy traffic (example: CA 17 from Santa Cruz, CA to San Jose.) Braking is excellent, and Subaru EyeSight monitoring and pre-collision braking features have have helped avoid accidents on a couple of occasions. Suspension control over rough surfaces is very good, and I feel the car is stable and "planted", with no tendency to hop or skitter on rough or bumpy surfaces, either straight or in turns. Body roll is minimal. As a side note, I must say that the headlights provide a lot of illumination, but the cutoff on low beams does not provide enough illumination far enough ahead when driving on rolling two-lane roads."

Chris A., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It’s acceleration is smooth and adequate for 2.5 liter engine. It’s handling is superior to the Lexus RX350 previously owned. However its a bit unstable and less nimble than the 1999 Subaru Outback I bought new in 1999 and drove over 350,000 miles for 15 years."

John L., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the warning system while driving.Cars around you or when driving on a white line"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car handles well, it dosen’t have the quickest acceleration, but you don’t expect it to handle like a sports car. All wheel drive inspires confidence."

John C., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very good driving off road. My outback has a 4 cylinder and it does the job and I'm not wanting for a 6 cylinder. I have considerable miles on secondary poorly maintained dirt rtoads"

Joseph T., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good acceleration, tight handling, good in snow, comfortable seats, best car I have owned yet."

Louis W., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback has good power and accelerates smoothly to highway speeds. Handling is good in all kinds of weather and road conditions."

David M., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great handling, predictable good acceleration Fun car to drive cross country... I forget I am in a station wagon"

Kathleen H., TN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handling is good - driver assist such as lane departure, lane assist, blind spot monitoring, etc. are great. Adaptive cruise is very good on long drives. Acceleration is good and quite acceptable in all cased."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Super handling in snowy WI. Super steering and road handling."

Kathy L., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"horrible navigation and voice recognition"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"solid feel on all types of roads. Corners well and steering is crisp and responsive. I purchased the V6, and the acceleration is impressive. All wheel drive gives me much confidence on wintry roads."

Leonard Z., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"A great long trip vehicle for all conditions. Such as weather and terrain."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The standard 4 cyl engine has good acceleration on the highway and in town. I’m a little disappointed in the gas mileage. I commute more than 3 hours to work once a week and I barely average 27 miles per gallon. I’m also frustrated with the transmission in that there is a delay between shifting in between drive and reverse. It’s a several second delay that is disruptive. If you push the gas before the transmisson fully engages, the vehicle will rev its engine and lurch so you have to play the delay in transmission engagement."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I find the downshifting rather annoying when going up a slight incline."

Weston S., NM (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Feels as if I am driving a bank safe....Steady and secure."

Gary C., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles great on snow and ice."

Steve M., WY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Autonomous cruise control and lane warnings make long-haul interstate driving a pleasure."

Michael R., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is marginal, esp. while merging from low-speed on-ramp onto freeway (70-80 mph) express lane. Also, there is a delay in response time of shift changes, e.g., to D or R from P or N. Paddles work great on downhill speed reduction"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"For a small and fuel efficient engine it has surprisingly reasonable acceleration."

S R., QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"excellent, I like it"

David W., ME (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I did not get the larger engine or the turbo but it has plenty of pep for my purposes."

Diane M., VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Sport car like handling in a crossover vehicle. Right turning radius. Easy to parrallel park."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Vehicle is very easy to drive. Responses well."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is adequate, reliable, and smooth. Handling (steering) is enhanced by a short turning radius, which allows for easy parking lot maneuvers."

Fred C., TN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Car is very responsive in curves and turns, far superior to other small suvs that I have driven. Acceleration is exceptional."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The reverse gear is not appropriate for reversing out of steeper grades it should not have problems handling. I got stuck in the mountains in Colorado and needed towed out because the transmission would not put enough power to the wheels to move them at all."

Jason S., NE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The handling on icy roads is very poor with the tires that come standard on the car. Service personnel recommended a tire change so the car will hold the road better. I think Subaru should quit putting substandard tires on the car when you buy it. My husband wound up sliding into a tree in our driveway at very slow speed, about 8 mph. He couldn't steer or stop the car."

Shirley, MT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration with the 2.5i engine is fine. I am accustomed to driving 4 cylinder cars. Economy is very good. Great road car, smooth and quiet. Adaptive cruise and lane holding are great and safer for older drivers like me."

Ronald J., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is adequate, not excellent. Handling is very good, not excellent."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Accelerates well for the size of engine. Turns well, seems to have exact touch steering control."

Anita E., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I PURCHASED THE 6 AND I AM AMAZED AT HOW FAST IT ACCELERATES"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Remarkably fast and good handling ."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 3.6 accelerates very well. Handling is very good for this type of vehicle."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great on ice"

Anonymous, MT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent...almost sports car like"

Lou C., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The ride is very svelte especially on long road trips. The engine does seem to be underpowered considering it's 3.6L displacement. The handling isn't super sporty, but then, it shouldn't have to be."

Anonymous, SK (2017 Subaru Outback)

"SAFETY of semi-automatic cruise control and assistance in safe driving/monitoring driving situation"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The acceleration on this vehicle is excellent -- plenty of power. Overall handling is very good, although sometimes the electronic steering jumps in an unusual fashion when hitting potholes in certain ways"

John H., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Mileage, acceleration and handling. Very small turning radius"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I'm happy with both. Was used to a V8 before, so not as fast."

D S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The all wheel drive is awesome. On wet streets, it feels solid on the road. With the smaller 2.5L engine we give up acceleration to get better gas mileage but it is a good trade. The handling is great."

Joel T., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Sloppy transmission, contributes to dis-associate engine racing and moaning"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very responsive to all road conditions!"

Louis S., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"excellent in all weather."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handling is very good. Acceleration with four cylinder engine could be better."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"great acceleration and feels like a breeze on road"

Ivan J., NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"HANDLES great in all kinds of weather and on all types of terrain."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Lighting on dash"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"With the 3.6 engine, there is plenty of power on the highway. Handling is fine. We've been able to take it "offroad" some and love that ability."

Mike S., IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very good acceleration and great handling. Handles perfectly in snow"

Joseph S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Even though this car is a 4 cylinder, or handles better than my previous model's 6 cylinders. It has great pick up and wonderful handling, especially on icy or snow packed roads."

Anonymous, ND (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I have the Isight suite of safety features and I find them to be most helpful especially on highway driving. Adaptive Cruise Control is a great feature and I use Lane Assist regularly. I value blind spot detection but would like some type of audio warning signal in a addition to the yellow indicator not he the side mirror. A sound similar to Lane Assist might be helpful and activated when I try to change lanes and a car is there. Acceleration and merging into traffic has been fine. I truly love driving the car."

Tom C., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It handles really well. I really like the quick starting and how easily it corners for such a big vehicle. First time I've owned a wagon, and I was afraid it would not handle as well as my previous car, which was a sedan. I was happy with the result."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"With the exception of the WRX/STI models Subarus are terribly under powered. The Outback is supposed to go 0-60 in 9.5 seconds. I don't believe it is capable of that. Merging on the freeway is difficult."

David S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The base model is still very comfortable and smooth on the road with average road noise. Steering and braking are nice. Acceleration is a little slow, but it is AWD."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drives well but occasionally could use a little more oomph, especially on tight freeway merges. OK for most driving....real issue is with high traffic merging.."

R H., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great turning circle"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback has excellent handling on the highway and when driving in the mountains on curvy roads. The AWD provides superior traction on poor roads (rain, snow, ice, dirt, etc.). Feel very safe in this car."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It provides power and control"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I have been totally blown away with the acceleration and handling of my Outback. I did not expect it to be as nimble as it is or as economical."

Gary H., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the acceleration is nice and handling is excellent"

Michael H., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration can be sluggish. Handling is good"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Smooth confident handling, feeling you can get anywhere in inclement weather conditions"

J V., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Needs more HP and torque. It is slightly under-powered. Accelerating from zero is hair-raising. Fuel economy is stellar for AWD."

Jonathan R., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles beautifully on dry payment and is at it's best in the snow."

John P., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Acceleration is not as good as desired but is adequate in the 4 cyl"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The 4 cylinder provides plenty of power for the type of driving that I do. And the car holds the road much better than my former CRV."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Like the 3.6l engine because it makes me feel safer when entering freeway. Good acceleration. It is tall which gives broader view of road. The HID headlights are great for an older driver. I like the automatic setting for the HID lights which turns then on/off and uses high beam when it senses OK. Corners well. Ride is smooth."

Theodore K., MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Strong acceleration with 6 cyl. Decent handling , comfortable."

M W., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very responsive, corners well on winding mountain roads"

John I., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We have the flat six engine and acceleration is very satisfactory but mpg suffers. We think the ride is very good especially when considering the ground clearance which we need due to winter snow"

Steve A., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drives and handles very well. Acceleration is very lacking. And very noisy and coarse with hard acceleration."

Kyle S., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Absolutely outstanding in response to controls with solid road handling stability. This is a joy to drive under all conditions. The 3.6 L engine is smooth and responsive while retaining good fuel economy,"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I think this car handles well for a high ground clearance vehicle. Minimal body lean gives a feeling of confidence that my previous suv did not have. Acceleration is adequate, but more horsepower would be welcome."

Steve G., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I really enjoy the eyesight and the control of the car in highway traffic with automatic deceleration when too close and keeping a safe distance for following."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drives well, Handles well. Reasonable comfortable. Easy to get in and out of vehicle."

James N., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Handles securely and confidently for the vehicle size. Strong acceleration"

Alan M., MB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the 6 cylinder makes it a very responsive car. Easy to accelerate to highway speeds. Handles mountains very well. Love the variable transmission and smooth accelerations. steering is very responsive."

Stephen K., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The adaptive cruise control is fantastic on trips. It adjusts the car speed for the conditions and makes driving less stressful"

Fred O., KY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very glad that I purchased the 6 cylinder engine. Unit is very responsive. Handling is good with no issues. Gas pedal is a bit touchy when starting out but I understand that is a common comment with these models. Dealer says this item is not adjustable."

F H., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"just a good car all around"

Lewis P., UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very nimble. Great turning radius."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It at times bucks and hesitates. Not a smooth driving experience. Hate the computerized shift points in the CVT"

Tracy N., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"powerful but not impressive highway acceleration, nimble handling on curvy and gravel roads"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good:value, safety, and ride. Bad:slow to shift into gears at times (automatic), lack of android auto play linking system."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good acceleration when needed...solid feeling on the road...very stable handling"

Anonymous, KS (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Emulation of 6 speed transmission is poor, often picking the wrong gear. Often revving the engine too high for moderate acceleration. Transmission overrides the paddle shifters limiting their usefulness."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ease of handling and safety features"

Margaret G., NV (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Responsive handling and excellent acceleration!!!"

Bob B., MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Overall comfort and ride are very good."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"passenger seat is very uncomfortable and no power the back seat is quite uncomfortable"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very quiet interior and rigid suspension without being too rough. A recent 700 mile trip with just one stop was not that tiring."

J A., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We have the 3.6L engine. The car has excellent power and fantastic road feel. The seats are very comfortable and the ride is smooth."

John K., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable car."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable seats, but road noise is pronounced. Tire are so-so."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable on long drives."

Michael N., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very solid ride, minimal body roll, more wind noise than previous model."

Robert T., AB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Quiet and comfortable"

Jack K., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats need more cushion."

James B., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats in this car are the most comfortable I've experienced in any of my previous Subarus or other cars. The lumbar support is good, the head rest is supportive without putting the neck too far forward, and the position of the seat and floor space allow my legs to relax."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seat comfort is outstanding. Road noise is not bad. Ride is fine."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Leather seats a little too hard, and passenger front seat could use more modifiable postions."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It's my wifes car . She likes safety and dependable"

Peter D., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Compared to other recent cars I've driven/owned the base of the Subaru seat is very narrow and would be much more comfortable if it was wider"

James H., NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The head rests are not well designed. They push my head forward. I would have liked to see more adjustment capability forward and backward"

David W., BC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Passenger seat is very uncomfortable. It has a fixed lumbar support that cannot be changed and pushes on your back. Too hard"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable seats, excellent seating position/visibility. WAY better than our previous Toyota Highlander."

Alex C., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"throttle pedal mounted very high and difficult to control with my semiparalysed leg, noisy transmission, otherwise comfortable, firm suspension with excellent control"

John B., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Car is very comfortable to drive and ride in. Acceleration and power is very good."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable for long or short rides. Great support. Some road noise, but not bad."

Steven L., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Have been a fan of Subaru for years. Excellent noise and ride in this vehicle. Comfortable seating"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable ride."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats seem narrow relative to width of car. Definitely wider seats would have fit."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I find the seats very comfortable, front AND back. The reclining rear seats have been very helpful for my tall relatives."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very quiet car.....Firm handling.......Comfortable seats except for an overly zealous lumbar support."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable car"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are very adjustable"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Leather seating is a little too firm. Had to add padded sheepskin covers to improve comfort. Some wind noises noticeable at highway speeds."

R H., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good visability Very comfortable seats Relatively quite smooth ride"

Anonymous, KY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very quiet ride, great handling in comfortable seating. We love this car in all aspects!"

Ronald O., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"nice ride"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Memory setting on seats. Rear air-conditioning. Dual air-conditioning in front."

James W., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride is noisy and the 2.5L strains. Otherwise very comfortable with great headroom and driving position."

Keo L., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I have only driven the car for 500 miles and it is my first new car I have ever bought. So far its been great. Cars have changed a lot since 06."

David G., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I love my Outback, but the seats aren't as comfortable as my old Camry or my husbands truck."

Kathy L., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"much quieter than other cars, seats very comfortable for riding"

Lloyd W., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Wind noise is more than I think it should be. Subaru claims it's normal."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Enjoyable to drive with excellent ride and handling, comfortable seats excellent for long trips. I have 4 cylinder engine so acceleration not great but that was a choice I made at purchase since 6 cylinder was available."

David L., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Needs to be less road noise in cabin"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable seating. In the premium, there is lumbar support for the driver. Much quieter. Can hardly hear the engine turn on. Much less road noise. Handles well, and the ride is smooth."

Timothy M., GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats, especially the front, are not long enough for tall drivers. Upper legs are not supported closer to the knees and long drives become more tiring."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are stiff."

Anonymous, WV (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable quite ride"

Ron S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable. Noise is minimal. Car is excellent."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Only 2 items I would like to see improved. 1) The foot rest for the LEFT foot is too small / needs to be bigger. 2) The door locks should automatically open when the car is put in 'P' Park."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"higher that most other cars, easier entry, exit from vehicle. Outback has lumbar support on driver's side, great for road trips. Ride is softer than other 4 wheel drive cars, and feels solid in wet and snow conditions."

M S., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Confortable high ride but a bit noisy"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the seats of this vehicle are too hard in the lower back region. I removed the plastic brace and it helped some, but this is an area that Subaru definitely needs to make improvement on. I use the car for long all day car travel frequently and this is very important to me."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The road noise is about average but I would like it to be quieter."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The ride is a little firm but overall the comfort of the seats and low level of road noise are great."

Shirley H., MT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Road noise is not significant. Seat memory feature is easy to use. Valuable to us as there is a quite a difference in physical size between each driver."

Steve A., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seating is very comfortable...front and back. Back seats are also adjustable. Ride is smooth and quiet. Ample leg room."

Sandra E., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable seats and ample leg room in both front and back."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very quiet and comfortable to ride in and excellent in winter conditions."

Gail E., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The ride is so compliant. Comfortable, smooth and quiet. Steering response is good for a SUV/wagen type of vehicle."

B H., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good lumbar support and visibility. Controls and display are confusing."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Visibility and ease of getting in and out. Low road noise."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"One of the few vehicles with sufficient headroom for 6'4" individual."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"good, adequate, not outstanding"

Anonymous, RI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Even more comfortable than the Legacy, probably due to its greater height. (I have put only 84 miles on this vehicle, so don't have much experience with it.)"

R M., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are very comfortable and supportive--easy to adjust to fit driver comfort. However, the headrest leans too far forward. I prefer a more upright seating position, but I end up tilting the seat back more than I like to prevent the headrest from pushing my head down. Last, the Subaru does not automatically lock the doors once the car starts moving and vice-versa. I consider this a safety feature that should be an option on every car."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are good. Road noise is good. Engine noise could be better."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It has more road noise than I like"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The noise level could be a little quieter, but the overall comfort and ride is great"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Too much wind / road noise."

Christopher E., KY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are very comfortable. The ride is nice on good roads, but can be a little bit harsh on pot-holed streets. There is very little wind noise, but there is some road noise, depending on the road surface material."

- D., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very comfortable seats with good support and excellent driving position choices. Excellent support on long trips (6 hours) and the ride is smooth and quiet. Best I have had in a vehicle."

Tom C., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Feel it could be more quietier. All wheel drive causes more noise but the undercarriage could be more sound proof."

George D., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Wind noise around windows when driving at moderate to high speed"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"the paint color & tan seats"

Len M., VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The ride is pretty smooth on this vehicle and it is pretty quiet. I find the seats very comfortable, with lots of adjustment options."

John H., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are very comfortable, are easy to adjust and front and rear have seat warmers which are really appreciated in the winter. I selected the beige leather interior and it looks very nice and does not get as hot as black in the summer."

Anonymous, NE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback ride is much better than some more premium brands of suv/wagon."

Adam S., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seat are not the most comfortable"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats and ride are very comfortable. However the road noise coming up through the chassis is horrible. Tires have been checked for proper poundage, and the dealer cannot find anything that needs correction. It's the nature of the beast. In addition the radio has a problem, and the passenger window keeps reversing back down when I close it. Overall quality of the vehicle does not seem good and I question if I would buy another one."

R L., MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"heated cloth seats , not processed fake leather"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are harder than expected, otherwise the noise and ride are very good."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"noise and ride comfortable. Seats could be more comfortable."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are very comfortable, and easy to adjust. The road noise is very quite."

Anonymous, ND (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Stiff suspension makes for a bumpier ride."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The wind noise around the driver's window has always been excessive but Subaru does not agree and will not / cannot reduce it."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"COMFORT AND DRIVING ABILITY. TOO MANY FUNCTIONS THAT WE DO NOT USE OF KNOW HOW TO USE..."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats do not have enough padding and cause me back discomfort after a short ride. Will not take this car on any long trips. Also the floor is recessed so that I must lift my foot to get out of the car. I feel like I have my knees in my face when doing this."

Marian G., GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Love the seat position memory. Great for two drivers. Quite ride. Very comfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"good price....small fuel tank...thought it would get better mileage"

Bill S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"quiet, extremely adjustable and comfortable seats, smooth ride (almost luxury grade)"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very nice"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are relatively comfortable but the ride is a bit rough and there is a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We traded in a 2016 Outback, due to a great deal. The '17 is much quieter, rides & handles slightly better and the seats have improved comfort."

Robert O., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Driver’s seat is not comfortable to me, and another thing I do not like is the gas tank entrance is on the passenger side, I’d prefer it to be on the driver’s side."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Best seats I have experienced in any car owned. This is one reason I keep buying Outbacks. There are many adjustments and the seat is very comfortable on longer trips."

Cindy D., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable seating. Outside noise is very little."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats are adjustable in many dimensions to get good fit and support, quite ride with low road noise and all wheel drive adds to the ride"

Anonymous, NL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seat comfort is very good, not excellent. Noise level is good, not excellent. Ride quality is excellent."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are comfortable, ride is smooth. However, noise could be quieter."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Interior décor totally black making it hard to find things"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Low noise, comfortable seat"

Lloyd B., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are not comfortable enough for long drives. This has been a disappointment"

Anonymous, KY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are super comfortable, he driving position is perfect. I have back problems and driving this vehicle is a delight."

Ariel P., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I don't get tired nearly as quickly in the Outback as in my Prius or Pilot. The seats give me good back support and don't tire my thighs. The cabin is quieter, too, and that helps as well."

John H., VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Horrible lumbar support. Insufficient adjustment does not allow lumbar support to be retracted sufficiently so as not to be uncomfortable. This is a mechanically adjusted plastic plate. It would be better if it were pneumatic cushions."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Getting into and out of the Outback is great with the higher floor. Seats are very comfortable and good for long trips. Ride is smooth on most roads and noise levels are minimal for the most part."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable Ride is sturdy There is road noise when driving on interstate"

Eileen Z., TN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great support and many adjustments"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Subaru is an extremely comfortable car with generous leg room front and back. Our car is equipped with heated leather seats (front and back), which adds to the comfort."

Anonymous, KY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Easy to install car seats. seating arrangements are comfortable and convenient access to car seat."

Jared B., VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable seats, the finishes feel nice, the ride feels truck like, but I like that. Road noise is noticeable but not unbearable for multi-hour trips. The back seat doesn't have enough side headroom for me (6 feet 1 inch tall) to feel safe riding back there, which is unacceptable."

Ashley S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are comfortable with electronic adjustments for height, incline, lumbar support and distance from peddles and you can store your selections in memory."

John C., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I loved my '15 Forester but I was ready for a softer ride, less noise, and more comfort. The Outback fits the bill."

Maurice M., SD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"front seats need to be longer/deeper to support upper legs"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Our 2017 Outback rides smooth, is real quite inside and the superb handling makes mountain driving with winding roads a pleasure."

Jerry B., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It’s actually a bit noisy when on the freeway. It’s the only reason I didn’t give it a perfect rating. If the car was quieter at high speeds I’d say that there is no reason to ever purchase a different sort of car"

Lesa G., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are adjustable and feel very supportive. The car is much quieter than my previous vehicle, and it really soaks up the bumps. We have very rough streets in New Orleans, and the Outback handles them with no problem."

Elizabeth J., LA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"its a pleasure to drive smooth,very good braking and acceleration. No road or air noise."

Leo M., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Driver headrest is uncomfortable but. Like everything else."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are very comfortable. Noise is moderate to low. The car rides well."

Margaret Eden E., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seat backs are a little hard for long trips"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seat is comfortable. The ride is nice. The road noise is pesent and can be annoying"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable for me driving, less so for the passenger"

Ted F., AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very noisy and rough ride."

J N., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"decent driver seat comfort less noise hard handling though"

Chandramouly V., GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats, climate control"

Dean S., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very good adjustment range, Very comfortable ride even on long trips. Really like the three position seat heat controls for my back. can use in summer on low and still not feel overheated with A/C on"

John-Judy E., OK (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I love the lumbar support. It makes it comfortable for long drives."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Noisy engine, wind noise, various rattles and squeaks"

Anonymous, ND (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I am disappointed with the noise level in the car at highway speeds."

Anonymous, DE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride is tiff like a truck. Seats are not comfortable on long rides. Poor noise levels at highway speeds."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Overall comfort level being high means I get less fatigued on long trips. I can remain alert, feel safe, make better decisions and no longer dread our twice-monthly 7-hour trips."

Sheldan C., NJ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good support and roomy rear seat"

Sandra F., VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The front seats are not comfortable for long trips. They need more cushioning in the seats. Also the seats should be deeper in order to provide better support for the legs."

Batya H., DE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very quite on rough roads, Front searsvare very comfortable on long trips"

Joseph T., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The passenger seat is not comfortable. You cannot raise the seat. I'm short. If I had sat in the seat during a test drive, I might not have bought the car. Not enough padding."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very smooth ride...much smoother than the Rav4"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great comfort on all seats. Large amount of leg room for back seats. Heated seats throughout. Great electric controls to get the right position, Very low noise level even at highway speed."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"weird noise from the engine bay that could not be fixed by dealer. Multiple visit to the dealer proved noise / squeal could not be found."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"comfortable quiet ride."

David R., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable seats. Excellent ride. Cabin noise more than I like. The 2018 has a quieter ride."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable, quiet, perfection"

Richard M., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Front drivers seat is uncomfortable with my peculiar back issues. But other cars not so much."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride, and seats are wonderful. Road noise on worn concrete and old asphalt is very objectinable. Can not talk over the road noise. On new asphalt the Subaru Outback is QUIET, love driving on new asphalt."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are extremely comfortable. Easy to enter and exit the vehicle."

Daniel S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable seats on long rides, acceptable noise level when driving on freeways and smooth ride similar to car and not bouncy like an SUV"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The road noise is much worse than anticipated. The seats and the ride are very comfortable."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride => Amazing! Very quiet / comfortable on the road. Seats are not as comfortable as past cars I've owned"

James C., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"For the cost, passenger seat should have more than the standard forward-backward and recline especially for long trips-gas cap opener is on floor and difficult to reach-radio buttons are almost too small to be of use-USB ports are hard to reach-Navigation is difficult to use via voice-"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are comfortable for long trips. Ride is smooth and quiet."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable and quiet"

Jack W., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The noise is too loud."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable driving position, easily modified for different drivers. Quiet, smooth ride."

Jay M., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"noise"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are not very comfy. Ride is a little stiff."

Kathy L., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"plenty of room, comfortable seats, fully adjustable,quite cabin"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Much quieter than earlier models. Ride is a little stiffer than older models, but still comfortable. Seats and ergonomics are great!"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are supportive and comfortable. Easy to set a good driving position."

Jay H., NM (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback is quiet, seats are fairly good and the ride is good."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Too much road noise while driving"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"ROAD NOISE IS MORE THAN I WOULD LIKE"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Most Comfortable car I've owed since Honda Odyssey."

Paul A., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback is very comfortable with good back support. Have made several 500+ mile trips and feel fine upon arrival. Good leg room for driver."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The drivers seat is too shallow. My wife has shorter legs and she can ride comfortably, I have longer legs and can not be comfortable for a long trip. The drivers seat does not drop low enough, the only way I can move the rear view mirror out of my line of site is to recline the seat more than I am comfortable doing."

Benjamin K., AE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The ride is less comfortable than what I expected for this model. I feel the bumps in the road more readily than earlier vehicle."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable seats. Lumbar support is great. Ride is very relaxing, road noise is minimal."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"When we tested Subaru Outbacks at the dealership they didn't have any of the touring trim models. I would like to say that the seats are not as comfortable, they look nicer, but the fit is different between package 38 leather seats and the touring model. I would make sure that you are comfortable in the seats in this trim model before buying it."

Matthew T., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car is fairly stiff, and I feel a lot of the road. It isn’t pleasant on extended trips. The leg room is excellent. The back support is excellent."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable seats not as good as volvo. That’s ok considering cost difference"

Stephen N., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The way it rides in deep snow"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats in the 2017 Outback are not as comfortable as the 2014. There does not seem to be as much padding or ergomatic design. The back seat does not have as much leg room as the 2014 has. I believe the 2017 was downsized from the 2014 which we did not realize when we bought it."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are the most comfortable I’ve experienced in a car."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The driver and passenger seats are comfortable and adjustable. Rear seats less comfortable but still fine. This Outback is quieter than our previous (2008) Outback, but still not super quiet."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"HATE the CVT Transmission, just a slushbox. NVH are also problematic"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seat leather stains from the dye in blue jeans or leather belts."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Harsh vehicle noises with the rear windows lowered. At most speeds"

David K., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"There is excessive engine noise."

Bob M., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Interior finishes are wonderful, so seats are lovely but hard. Ride is very firm. Noise level is high. Comfort is not a priority in this vehicle, which is top of the line for Subaru."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very very comfortable seating and excellent view"

Anonymous, LA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very easy to set adjustments for 2 different drivers on the seat. Passenger seat easy to adjust for comfort. Ride is very comfortable on long cross country trips. Road noise is very acceptable."

Stephen K., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats are very well fitted for long trips. due to the open cargo area road noise is amplified. the ride feels very solid and handling at speed on curves is sure footed considering the high clearance off the road. The vehicle overall feels very safe and solid."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The passenger seat is not very comfortable. Various blogs have indicated this fact, as well. A ride of over an hour is tough to take without a break. Seat gets very hard and uncomfortable. Spoke to dealer without any success. The driver seat gets hard, too, after an hour or so. Like sitting on a board."

Dick O., AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The leather seats are very supportive. I will never buy fabric seats again."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are extremely comfortable. Ride is steady and smooth. Road noise is moderate"

Anonymous, NH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Outstanding comfort. This is a Limited and the compliant ride, low noise level, comfort for long distance cruising, memory seating, all make it easy to stay comfortable. The EyeSight system is invaluable ins simplifying cruising."

Daniel K., NE (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats are very comfortable, noise, too noisy from interior and exterior. ride is very good."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Overall comfort is very good for the type of car model. Some road noise because of open trunk area . Seats are comfortable due to power controls and leather covered seats . Very good back support and adjustment"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable and quiet"

Mary S., IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats comfort"

Anonymous, ID (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car is generally very comfortable, except I want an extra cushion on the driver's seat for very long trips."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable with minimal outside noise"

Kevin B., KS (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seating is mostly comfortable, and the ride is very smooth. The noise level is toreable"

Robert D., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The boxer engine is quite noisy"

Bill M., AB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"JUst really easy to adjust position. Ride is great. I would like more support for my right arm."

Jane P., CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Smooth ride, relatively quiet, efficient engine"

J V., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The ride is very comfortable and the seats offer numerous adjustment to increase your comfort."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Dont like the headrest configuration. It does not provide comfort because the top leans too far forward and the bottom is too far back."

David W., BC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"adj. seats very good"

Frederick S., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Wind noise"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Great space and comfort for all passengers"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable - I love the heated seats, especially because they’re not leather. Ride is good and noise is more than I would like at highway speeds."

Enrique P., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"My husband complains all the time about the noise and the bumpy ride and I am tired of hearing it. I do all the driving and I have the steering wheel to hold on to so I don't mind the ride. I'm afraid he will never buy another SUV. There is a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Power Driver seat is comfortable and very adjustable. Front passenger seat (manual) is set too low (but I like my seats high. Back seats are comfortable and relatively roomy"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Has 2 seat position memory settings which are easy to use. Does not have capability to heat the steering wheel in the trim level we wanted which is sometimes inconvient as we do experience some cold conditions here in the mountains. Leather is easy to maintain"

Steve A., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Car has excellent lumbar support and a quiet, smooth ride which feels more like a large sedan."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Excellent comfort, the seats are adjustable to any angle. Comfortable to drive long distances"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Find seats very uncomfortable (too hard) on long drives. Hurts my back - makes me stiff."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The car is very comfortable in the front two seats. It tends to have a little more road noise than would be perfect."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride should be tighter and quieter"

Kevin R., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This car is noisy. I will not buy another Subaru until they solve this problem. It also has less interior storage than my 2006 Subaru Forester."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"safety"

Kathleen C., SC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Good suspension, firm, yet comfortable seats and ride. Fairly auiet."

David K., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable ride, low road noise level"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Subarus are built with short people in mind. I can comfortably reach the pedals w/o a steering wheel/airbag two inches from my chest. The 2017 model is the first vehicle that I can drive for 100s of miles w/o discomfort to legs and back, and w/o uncomfortable pressure spots."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are extremely comfortable and easy to adjust to comfort. Noise is quiet and nice on highway. Ride is compliant and handles bumps and potholes well."

Marvin B., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Power seat very comfortable and ride is smooth on the highway and local streets."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The drivers seat is very comfortable and can be adjusted easily. The passenger seat is not comfortable and can not be adjusted to improve comfort. The cabin noise level is good and the ride is excellent."

Margaret R., OH (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Nice insulated windshield makes it a very quiet ride"

Kathleen H., TN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I have been able to drive on trip of 300+ miles and not feel fatigued at all. I do not have to peel myself out of the vehicle at the end of the long trip or the long day. This is our first car where that has been the experience."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Quite. Good seats"

Wesley J., MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Same as my 2017"

Frederick D., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Not much to expand upon except to state it is very comfortable, rides well, and is fairly quiet."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very comfortable front seats, travel all day with no problem. Noise level is excellent."

Anonymous, WY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback is very comfortable. We have used it for two long road trips and it has performed well. The ride is smooth and noise levels are reasonable, even at highway speeds. Seats are comfortable and easy to adjust for different drivers."

David M., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"More noise than i would like while listening to classical music."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"subaru statlink is awful for some reason it resets my saved channels for my xm radio everytime i turn off the car...a lot of times it takes multiple adjustments to get back to my pre set channels highly aggravating....but overall the car is extremely practical for what i need...."

Michael C., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"driver's seat somewhat short, causes pressure on back of legs for short people"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"On the road, seems like the outside noises are louder than desired. Can hear the other vehicles and I need to raise the audio on the radio."

Nick M., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"More road noise than I'd like"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats are very comfortable, ride is very good, would prefer a little less road noise."

Lynn S., MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable seats and a smooth quiet ridede."

Donald F., NC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback is extremely comfortable - seats provide good support, the ride is smooth and I have never had another vehicle as quiet."

Lonnie H., MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable but a bit noisy"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats are not comfortable on long drives and there is a lot of road and wind noise"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"All three are excellent. I am tall and senior so I would have liked the Outback to be a little higher to make getting in and out easier, like the Tribeca."

S R., QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"We have owned 5 Subaru's and this one has horrible front seats. We wish we had not bought the car. Awful on drives over 1 hr"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"great seats and quite interior"

Ann M., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The Outback has many comfort problems. The worst is that the heating system heats the car 8 to 10 degrees hotter than the setting. Subaru corporate says this is normal and not a problem unless it is greater than 14 degrees than the setting. The seats are okay for short trips, but they get very uncomfortable if driving more than 2 hours. I get some minor noticeable engine noise but the ride suspension is okay. The driver's door mirror cannot be adjusted properly to show the adjacent lane of traffic. Subaru techs found that all of their outbacks had this problem and they suggested a stick-on curved mirror. The blind spot monitor has failed to detect an adjacent car 3 times for me when that car is traveling near my speed. No, I'll never buy another Subaru."

Albert K., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are comfortable for my husband, who has severe back problems."

Linda Z., IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"It is comfortable and quiet inside and has an excellent ride"

Robert M., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Comfortable quiet ride for highway which is most of our driving. Comfortable multi-adjustable seats."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable and roomy . Comfortably fit this six foot 2xl size man .Easily access to get in/out of car."

Lou C., PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Quiet car very comfortable"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats tend to be hard compared to my previous toyota highlander hybrid (2006); wind noise more than old toyota; developed rattle right hand (RH) side, front passenger, that I cannot isolate; had high pitch whine which I thought was coming from transmission . . . turned out to be bad seal on front windshield. rides very well with good springs and shocks; okay for limited off road paths. Some trim (brushed aluminium) reflects off interior windows and especially outside side mirrors which is distracting."

Ken L., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"engine a little noisy when starting out in cold weather"

David W., ME (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Lots of control. Plenty of room front and back."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats in the 2017 Outback are very comfortable, an improvement over previous Outback models. The ride is smooth, but the road noise is just average."

James B., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"very smooth very quite controls are comfortable excellent feel and feedback interior looks great"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"interior room, quiet ride, comfortable seats"

Larry B., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Would like to have the same passenger seat controls as we have on the driver seat"

Anonymous, AL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Drivers seat is a bit stiff."

Douglass B., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"My 2014 Outback had more comfortable seats than my 2017 Outback, which is disappointing to me. I feel the noise level could be better."

Dale G., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are extremely comfortable; the ride is pretty good. Interior noise seems to increased substantially as the miles have been added. Only have a little less than 18000 miles on it, so this concerns me."

Jeffrey R., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Uncomfortable seats"

Larry L., MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats are very comfortable for both "in-town" and "long distance" trips."

Richard D., AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"This vehicle is quiet on the road, the seats are comfortable and support you very nicely. The ride is good."

Melanie F., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Outback is a very comfortable car with good ride."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The interior is quite large, and allows for plenty of passenger space--especially in the rear seats. The front seats are quite comfortable on long trips. Road noise is neither great or awful, and the ride is smooth."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I love this car. It's comfortable, smooth driving and handles beautifully."

Linda J., FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"safety features"

Gary J., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I am very happy with the comfort level of my Subaru Outback. We took a 6422 mile road trip this past year and the car operated flawlessly. The ride was comfortable, road noise minimal, and I always felt like I had the power I needed plus the mileage was great."

Gary H., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are comfortable, but I’ve been in better. The ride is quieter than expected, and the suspension is smooth and comfortable"

Troy T., UT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable seating. The controls are easy to use"

Harold P., IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The leather is superior in quality. The seats can be adjusted in many ways making them very comfortable. The back seat is comfortable for passengers and there's ample storage in the back."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Prior to the Subaru outback I had a Volvo XC 70. They’re hard to compare but the Volvo had a more solid ride and much more comfortable seats. I don’t think the seats will be comfortable for long road trip"

Reese A., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Sewating and ride comfort fopr long trips is better tan ay we have tried"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats are very comfortable on long highway trips. Above average noise abatement. Above average ride comfort."

John D., VT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The seats are firm but roomy and comfortable."

Robert R., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"quieter than the 2013 model"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Front passenger seating is only 4-way adjustable. One is positioned way too low, causing legs to be outstretched or having knees way too high while riding on the passenger side. 6-way adjustable seats either standard or as an option should be something Subaru implements allowing the passenger to raise the seat for improved comfort. Otherwise very a very comfortable ride."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Surprisingly smooth and quiet for a vehicle of this price and engine configuration."

Brian D., RI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The suspension, seats, and interior cabin design make the Subaru feel like a luxury sedan (I guess it's on an automobile chassis). It resists swaying around turns and is surprisingly nimble when it comes to cornering. The turning radius is nice and tight for those U-turns made in search of a parking space. The driver's seat has adjustments in multiple dimensions such as seatpan tilt, and I think the height and distance are coordinated, which is great for short drivers like me who need to see over the hood! Somehow, the seats manage to cradle both smaller drivers and larger ones with equal comfort."

Lee E., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Easy entry due to height off the road, comfortable adjustable seating, relatively quiet for an auto its size, and overall smooth ride."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"DEAFENING road noise. Sound engineering gets a F grade."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable and SAFE for all distance trips"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Driver side seat is fine. Passenger seat is poor. Simply not comfortable. No powered seat adjustment. Seriously considering replacing the Subaru for this reason."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Betwenn engine timing chain and CVT the Outback is noisier than one would expect a new car to be, especially cold and under load. The seats are OK, but on the stiff side and not shaped for large people. Ride quality is generally OK but will throw occupants around side-to-side unless speed bumps are negotiated at exact 90° angle."

Lawrence S., CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very smooth ride, no engine vibration."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I specifically bought the Outback because I was very unsatisfied with a Honda CRV. The seats were not comfortable & I tried to cope with them for 7 years & decided there must be something better in the market. Outback is very quiet inside."

Ronald W., MO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Nice wide seats and electronic seat controls for both driver and passenger."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Easy to get into and out of car. Seats comfortable for long road trips."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ability to position and remember multiple seat positions. Noise level is low Comfortable for long drives"

George H., CT (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The leather seats are luxurious, and much more comfortable than the cloth. The seat warmers are wonderful. Ride is competent for such a large vehicle, but noise and acceleration are just so-so."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"seats are great; very quiet; ride is stable & comfortable"

Richard O., CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable and adjustable, but seat bottom angle less than perfect"

Anne G., OR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride is as comfortable and quiet as our RX at a much lower price. No fancy wood trim inside, but a better all round car with easier to use controls with better info."

Anonymous, AR (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride could be smoother"

Don G., IA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Super comfortable and spacious. Noise insulation is excellent even in rough roads."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Ride and noise are fine, seats are not comfortable for long trips. Lumbar support is too extreme"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"wind and road noise from the driver's side window."

D'Arcy M., ON (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable on long trips. Ride is smooth and quiet. The seats provide the support one would expect."

James M., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The road noise is very noticeable, possibly a result of tires, but snow tires are quieter than summer tires."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Always feel confident while driving the car. Comfort is always good."

Gerald R., WI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Absolutely excellent seat comfort and noise levels. Quite impressed compared to other vehicles owned in the past."

Anonymous, MI (2017 Subaru Outback)

"For the price: seats are a bit uncomfortable; too much road and wind noise."

J- J P., TN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"dashboard rattle, left front speaker cuts out intermittently, old “fog‿ marks on mode/cabin/outside temperature readout panel."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Subaru Outback)

"height of seat from the ground makes entry and exit much easier than our other car. seats fully adjustable and have lumbar support."

M S., WA (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Rough handling and suspension. Hard to steer. High outside noise level above 55 mph"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Quiet cabinet, ride is smooth and soft. Vehicle used driving between Florida and New York."

Vito V., NY (2017 Subaru Outback)

"I don’t like the comfort of the driver seat. Does not support may back well."

Andre D., QC (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The front seats could be a lot more comfortable!"

Michael S., AZ (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Seats and ride are very good. Cabin is noisy on highway."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Driver's seat could be a bit more supportive. It's not terrible, but could be a little better. Also, I would like to be able to get the steering wheel a little closer to me. If I get the relationship between the wheel and seat right, I'm too close to the pedals."

William H., TX (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Very comfortable for long drives and very quite."

Matthew C., MN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"The ride is good and quiet on well paved roads, but both deteriorate on rough roads."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Subaru Outback)

"Car like ride from a high drivers position. Step in height is just about perfect for me."

Richard N., NJ