The Outback is a raised wagon with standard all-wheel drive that serves as a smart alternative to more traditional SUVs. The current model doesn’t stray from its successful formula. It is a comfortable, functional vehicle that’s well suited for every day commutes and weekend adventures. Its size and capabilities allow the Outback to compare favorably with small and midsize SUVs.
The Outback has a solid feel, with a very comfortable ride that outshines some luxury SUVs. The elevated ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive help make the Outback ready to tackle light off-road duties. Handling is responsive and secure. We were impressed with its performance in our accident avoidance maneuver.