Advertisement
Go
2014 Subaru Outback Photo
7.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE
INVOICE
$22,123
BASE
MSRP
$23,495
On Styling
The 2014 Subaru Outback mixes utility vehicle and station wagon lines, meaning it looks like a Subaru.
7.0 out of 10
Shopping for a new Subaru Outback?

GET A FREE PRICE QUOTE

STYLING | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

in profile this is one handsome station wagon, with tough-looking wheel arches and a roofline that sweeps naturally back
Popular Mechanics

not huge fans of the blocky wheel arches
Car and Driver

Given free reign to craft an Outback-specific body, Subaru designers evolved the shape away from a pure station wagon and more towards a crossover/SUV
Automobile Magazine

shiny faux-wood trim is among the worst of its kind
Cars.com

With a new SUV-size scale, the Outback now dwarfs its former competitors
Edmunds' Inside Line

Since its 2010 redesign, the Subaru Outback has sported bigger roof pillars, wider rear quarter and side windows, and larger front and rear wheel arches. The 2014 edition can look a bit forced, but such "SUV details" make the Outback more attractive to crossover buyers, Subaru says, who won't even consider something they consider to be just a wagon.

Last year, the grille and front end were redesigned to be slightly chunkier and polygonal; a heftier grille is set off by larger fog lights and a bigger opening under the bumper. The differences remain subtle, though, and most likely only Outback aficionados will be able to tell the latest models from those three or four years old.

Until this redesign, a conventional wagon version of the Legacy sedan was offered--as well as the jacked-up, tougher-looking Outback. That Legacy wagon is no longer offered in the U.S. market, though, and the Outback's "SUV details" can make it look slightly like a steroidal cartoon of itself.

There's no exaggeration inside, though. A single instrument cluster faces the driver, with the center part of the dash sweeping down to join the console on the tunnel. Simple, large controls are generally self-evident, and the interior overall is restrained. It's simple and functional, and won't look dated like trendier designs. It's the kind of view from behind the wheel you could imagine living with for a number of years.

Conclusion

The 2014 Subaru Outback mixes utility vehicle and station wagon lines, meaning it looks like a Subaru.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »

Would You Prefer a Free Dealer Price Quote?

With competitive price quotes from multiple dealers, you will be prepared when you meet your local car dealer. Please tell us how to contact you so that dealers can compete for your business!
There are no dealers in our network that are located near the ZIP code. Please change your ZIP code or see cars for sale near you.
Update ZIP Code
2. Tell us a little bit about yourself
Palo Alto, CA 94301 Change ZIP Code
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We care about your privacy. By submitting your request, your data will be subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and you agree that the dealers checked above may contact you using an auto dialer or an automated message.
Advertisement
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

More From High Gear Media


 
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC. Send us feedback.