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2024 Subaru Outback

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CarsDirect Target Price
$30,240
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

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2024 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $30,240
2024 Premium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,540
2024 Limited 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,140
2024 Onyx Edition 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,450
2024 Onyx Edition XT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,705
2024 Wilderness 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,305
2024 Limited XT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,540
2024 Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $41,690
2024 Touring XT 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $44,140

Overview

What's New

The 2024 Subaru Outback arrives with only minor changes for the new model year. The rugged Wilderness trim gets refreshed front-end styling to look more aggressive than before. Other changes include more standard features for the Onyx Edition, Onyx Edition XT, and Wilderness trims.

Choosing Your Subaru Outback

Subaru offers the Outback in nine trims: Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT, and Touring XT. Pricing for the Outback ranges from $30,190 with destination for the base and goes up to $44,090 for the Touring XT.

Engine Choices

The 2024 Outback will continue to be available with two four-cylinder engines. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is naturally aspirated, while the available 2.4-liter four-cylinder is turbocharged. Every Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive and a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5L 4-Cylinder182 hp176 lb-ft29 mpg
2.4L Turbo 4-Cylinder250 hp277 lb-ft26/24 mpg (Wilderness/TX)

The Onyx Edition XT trim is the first in the Outback lineup to come with a turbocharged engine, which represents a large bump in power and performance over the base four-cylinder. For drivers with the budget, we recommend moving up to a trim with the turbocharged engine.

Towing capacity for the Outback maxes out at 2,700 pounds with the base four-cylinder and up to 3,500 pounds with the turbocharged engine.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Outback is a midsize wagon that combines the interior space of a midsize sedan for passengers and a compact SUV for cargo. The wagon offers up to 32.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 75.6 cubic feet of total cargo space with the rear seats folded. Passengers in the back get 39.1 inches of headroom and 39.5 inches of legroom, which are roomy figures for a midsize vehicle.

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Safety Features

Every Outback comes with an impressive list of standard safety features. The wagon comes with a forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam assist.

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert become available starting on the Premium trim through a $1,400 package. These features, and reverse automatic emergency braking, come standard on the Onyx Edition and higher (except for the Wilderness trim).

Subaru’s DriverFocus driver attention monitoring system is optional on the Limited trim through a $2,060 package. It’s standard on the Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT trims. A front-view camera is standard on the Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, and Touring XT trims.

Connectivity

The standard infotainment system in the Outback includes two seven-inch touchscreens. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a USB port, Bluetooth, four audio speakers, an HD radio, and a satellite radio. Every other trim besides the base model comes with an 11.6-inch touchscreen that also includes wireless smartphone compatibility and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Premium also adds two more audio speakers, while everything above has a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system as standard. Navigation is optional on the Premium, Limited, and Wilderness and standard on the Touring, Limited XT, and Touring XT trims.

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2024 Subaru Outback Base — MSRP From $30,190

The entry-level Outback base comes with 17-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, roof rails, manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, and automatic climate control. The base is not available with any optional packages.

2024 Subaru Outback Premium — MSRP From $32,490

For an extra $2,300, the Premium brings a large number of upgrades. It comes with folding exterior mirrors, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, front and rear USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the larger infotainment screen.

The $1,400 optional package on the Premium brings a hands-free power liftgate, push-button start, and keyless entry. There’s a $2,995 package that adds navigation and a moonroof.

2024 Subaru Outback Limited — MSRP From $37,091

Stepping up to the Limited trim brings 18-inch wheels, power-adjustable front seats, heated rear seats, and leather upholstery.

The Limited is available with a $2,060 package that adds a moonroof, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and the driver-attention monitoring system.

2024 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition – MSRP From $37,400

The Onyx Edition builds off of the Premium by adding a terrain selector, heated steering wheel, water-repellent upholstery, push-button start, keyless entry, a hands-free power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and automatic windows. The Onyx Edition is not available with any packages.

2024 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT – MSRP From $40,655

The Onyx Edition XT starts off with the Onyx Edition’s features but adds a full-size spare tire, power-adjustable front seats, a sunroof, navigation, and the turbocharged engine.

2024 Subaru Outback Wilderness – MSRP From $41,255

For drivers looking to do some serious off-roading, the Wilderness trim is the best option. It adds a raised suspension, all-terrain tires, 17-inch matte black wheels, a terrain selector, high-capacity roof rails, copper accents, water-repellant upholstery, and unique front and rear fascias.

The Wilderness trim is available with a $1,845 optional package that includes a moonroof, navigation, and reverse automatic emergency braking.

2024 Subaru Outback Limited XT – MSRP From $41,490

The Limited XT builds upon the Limited trim with the addition of the turbocharged engine.

2024 Subaru Outback Touring – MSRP From $41,640

The Touring trim shares a lot of the same features as the Limited trim, but has chrome exterior trim, a moonroof, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and Nappa leather upholstery.

2024 Subaru Outback Touring XT – MSRP From $44,090

The top-of-the-line Touring XT trim comes with all of the same equipment as the Touring trim but adds the turbocharged engine into the mix.

Compare Subaru Outback Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

We expect a lot of shoppers looking at the 2024 Subaru Outback wagon will want to do some kind of off-roading or adventure-seeking that requires going off of the asphalt. For that, we recommend keeping things simple and affordable with the Premium trim. The optional package is also worth getting, as it brings some useful convenience features. As much as we like the turbocharged engine, we don’t think many shoppers will want to spend $10,465 more for an engine. If you’re really looking to go off the beaten path, the Wilderness trim has some incredible off-roading capability that matches rugged off-road SUVs.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Highly capable off-road
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Well-equipped on the safety front
  • AWD comes standard
Cons
  • Monotonous driving experience
  • Humdrum base engine
  • Subpar fuel economy figures
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Seriously Rugged Wilderness Trim. While most drivers looking to get into off-roading or tackle light trails think an SUV is the obvious choice, the 2024 Subaru Outback is ready to disrupt the status quo. With standard all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the Outback is ready to go anywhere an SUV can.

If you’re looking to do some serious off-roading, the Wilderness trim is the one to get. It can go places some SUVs can’t with some rugged upgrades. It features 9.5 inches of ground clearance, special 17-inch black wheels with all-terrain tires, a front skid plate, lifted suspension, flared fenders, and a unique front bumper design. The wilderness trim also comes with an upgraded AWD system with a low-ratio setting for rough terrain.

Subaru knows that most Outback owners will actually go off-roading with their wagons and has fitted the Wilderness with water-repellent upholstery.

Roomy Interior, Spacious Cargo Area. The Outback may not offer the same amount of interior space as an SUV, but it’s still plenty spacious on the inside for adults. The wagon offers up to 39.1 inches of rear headroom, 39.5 inches of rear legroom, and 57.4 inches of rear shoulder room. There’s enough room in the back to easily accommodate two adults.

While the Outback offers an impressive amount of interior space, it’s nearly in its own league when it comes to cargo capacity. The Outback has one of the larger cargo areas of any wagon sale and can hold everything from camping equipment to a large dog. With the rear seats in place, the Outback has 32.6 cubic feet of cargo space and a total of 75.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded.

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Mixed Engine Performance. There’s no easy way to say this, but the Outback is slow. With a zero-to-60 mph time of roughly nine seconds, the Outback won’t win any drag races.

The wagon comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s rated at 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. The motor is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission that can’t get the most out of the engine and drones on the highway.

The available turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine should be seen as the only viable engine for the Outback. It makes 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The turbo engine cuts more than 2.5 seconds off the wagon’s zero-to-60 mph time and feels much punchier than the base engine. It also helps the Outback tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the base engine maxes out at 2,700 pounds.

Great Safety Scores and Features. Subaru is known for making safe vehicles with an excellent safety record. The Outback fits in with Subaru’s goal of having safe vehicles with all of the latest safety features and great crash-test scores.

The Outback comes with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam assist. Features like blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on the Premium trim. Reverse collision warning and reverse automatic emergency braking are standard on the Onyx Edition XT.

When it comes to crash-test scores, the Outback earned a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. In the NHTSA’s testing, the wagon earned an overall safety rating of five stars.

Final Thoughts. Wagons are an extinct species, but the 2024 Subaru Outback soldiers on as one of a kind. There’s nothing quite like it on sale, delivering SUV versatility and capability in a unique package. The Outback is a practical, go-anywhere wagon that gives drivers all-weather and all-terrain capability with standard AWD. It’s not the most enjoyable car to drive and the base engine is a dud, but it’s safe, spacious, comfortable, and capable.

There aren’t many wagons on sale and none that quite match up to the Outback. Depending on your budget, you can go upstream to more upscale options like the Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo V60 Cross Country. The A4 Allroad is a high-tech compact wagon that has a balanced ride, comfortable seats, AWD, and a 261-hp turbocharged engine. The V60 Cross Country is a rugged, taller version of the V60 wagon with supremely comfortable seats, a sleek design, a 250-hp engine, AWD, and premium features.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 182 HP / 176 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Lineartronic 8-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time Symmetrical All-wheel Drive All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
26 / 32 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L H-4 / 182 HP / 176 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time Symmetrical All-wheel Drive All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 32 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$71
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
75.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
109 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
191.9 "
Exterior Width
74.2 "
Exterior Height
66.4 "
Front Headroom
40.1 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
42.8 "
Rear Legroom
39.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.1 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.4 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,641 Lbs.
Wheel Base
108 "
Turning Radius
18.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/metal-look Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
4 / 6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Eyesight Pre-collision Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Eyesight Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Lane Centering Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Eyesight Pre-collision Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Eyesight Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Steering Responsive Headlights (srh) Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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