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2021 Subaru Outback review

Updated with an engine that is largely new, the 2021 Subaru Outback will once again stake its claim as the driver's choice in the large-SUV segment.

2020 Subaru Outback review: 2.5i Premium

Is Subaru's ageing wagon-turned-SUV still ripe for the picking? Or is it over the hill?

2018 Subaru Outback review: 2.5i Premium

If ever there were an alternative to the average SUV, it's the 2018 Subaru Outback. More kit, better road manners and smart storage solutions complete what is an excellent family chariot.

2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure

I have to 'fess up early. I quite like Subaru. I owned a 2004 Forester for six years as my daily commuter, outdoor gear hauler and surfing wagon. Like the Forester I owned, the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a wagon design. It's a beefed-up version of the Subaru Liberty wagon, with greater ground clearance and slightly more off-road moxie...

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Subaru Outback Videos

Video: 2021 Subaru Outback first drive review

While vehicles in this segment ideally need to be a jack-of-all-trades as part of the brief, few suit the urban dweller as comprehensively as the Subaru Outback.

2020 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

Many alternatives have gone by the by. All-wheel-drive wagons with slight bush-ability are thin on the ground these days. Aside from Skoda and Subaru, if you want four driven wheels underneath a slightly high-riding wagon (not an SUV), you're paying big bucks Yes, Subaru counts the Outback as an SUV. But, let’s call a spade a spade: the Outback is a wagon...

Wagon or SUV? 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium v Subaru Forester 2.5i-S comparison

The Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium and Subaru Forester 2.5i-S are two cars with distinctly different looks and distinctly different appeals but are closer in many ways than you would imagine. So Curt Dupriez and Jez Spinks examined those similarities (and differences), to see how they stacked up against each other.

Surfing trip to Ulladulla in the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

If ever there were an alternative to the average SUV, it's the 2018 Subaru Outback. More kit, better road manners and smart storage solutions complete what is an excellent family chariot.

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Subaru Outback Comparisons

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S v Outback 2.5i Premium comparison

Forester versus Outback. Subaru has two popular SUVs separated by around a grand vying for your attention. Which one should you pick?

2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R

Sunny days at the beach, camping trips at the weekend, making new paths to new destinations. Not quite what you’d expect a humble station wagon to do, yet for years Aussie families did just that with trusty and rugged Kingswoods and Falcons. Fast-forward to the present and times have changed...

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and the Subaru Outback are now more evenly matched than ever before. Subaru has always had this segment to itself though, but now theres a proper battle taking place.

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Subaru Outback News

2021 Subaru Outback: All-new model will revive struggling nameplate, company claims

Subaru Australia says the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback has the technology and market appeal to reverse the nameplate’s long-term sales decline, according to the brand’s general manager Blair Read. Speaking to CarAdvice following the arrival of the new model, Mr Read said: “We see great opportunity [with the new 2021 Subaru Outback], and we see it becoming basically the flagship of the range...

2021 Subaru Outback Wilderness Edition on wish list for Australia 

A more rugged version of the 2021 Subaru Outback – called the Wilderness Edition – is about to go on sale in the US and is on the wish list for Australia. While the new-generation Subaru Outback has only just arrived in local showrooms, the model has been on sale in the US for a year and the company has already started to expand into limited-edition variants...

2021 Subaru Outback price and specs – UPDATE: Official Australian launch

Australian pricing and specifications for the all-new 2021 Subaru Outback have been officially released, with the high-riding wagon picking up some significant new tech and features. The new-generation model is the first Outback built on Subaru's modular Global Platform, which will ultimately underpin the brand’s entire range (barring the BRZ sports car, which is built in collaboration with Toyota)...

2021 Subaru Outback: Australian launch confirmed for March

The 2021 Subaru Outback is locked in for a March arrival in Australia, the Japanese company has confirmed today. Only three months after it was announced the Liberty would be leaving our market, Subaru has committed to the sixth-generation Outback – first unveiled in April 2019 – confirming the model will be produced in a specification unique to the Australian market While Australian-market details of the upcoming Outback are limited, Subaru has said all variants of the high-riding wagon will be powered by the brand's horizontally-opposed 2...

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Subaru Outback Owner Reviews

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

It’s been a little over a month since I bought my newish car, a 2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium. Over that time I have developed a detailed-enough opinion of the car, so I decided to write a review. My previous vehicle was a 2013 dual-cab Toyota HiLux diesel 4x4...

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

We are now almost two years into our 2016 Subaru Outback, and what can I say? Well, I started off really liking the car, but now I am beginning to feel a bit of buyer's remorse. Let's start with the good stuff. Comfort and handling – This car is so comfortable I can drive for six hours (don't do this) without a break and without feeling uncomfortable at all...

2016 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review

We bought our Outback at end of 2015, and our first main concern was seat height as we are both elderly. We previously owned a Statesman and also a small Mazda 2 hatch and while they were good for a long time, we found them hard to get in and out of. The Subaru Outback completely ticks that box as we find it exactly the right height...

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6r Review

The Subaru Outback 3.6R is one of the best cars I have driven. It has a lot of power, nice ride hight with very car like handling. The amount of features on offer here is extensive. The amount of buttons on the steering wheel and dash are confronting but I had no issue using them when needed. The EyeSight system works extremely well...

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