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2023 Subaru Outback

0-100 Scale
 
Overall Score 80
25 Lowest
Rated
88 Highest
Rated
 
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Road Test Results

Overall

 

89 / 100

Acceleration

 

4 / 5

Transmission

 

5 / 5

Braking

 

4 / 5

Emergency Handling

 

4 / 5

Fuel Economy

 

3 / 5

Ride

 

5 / 5

Noise

 

4 / 5

Usability

 

4 / 5

Owner Reports

Predicted Reliability

 

3 / 5

Predicted Owner Satisfaction

 

3 / 5

Highs

  • Ride
  • Transmission
  • Seat comfort
  • Driving position
  • Integrated cross bars
  • Visibility

Lows

  • Some controls
  • Slow responding infotainment screen. 

Best Version to Get

Whether opting for the standard 2.5-liter or 2.4-liter turbo engine, we would gravitate toward the Limited trim level for the more supportive leather seats, power passenger seat, and power rear gate. Shoppers drawn to the lower Premium trim should choose the optional blind spot warning.

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