Closer in size to the Subaru Ascent and roomier than the Forester, the Outback captures the middle ground in Subaru’s SUV lineup.
Having outgrown its wagon past, the Outback looks past the Volvo V60 Cross Country and its spartan Swedish design and off-road capability, despite being most at home in the suburbs.
The aging Toyota 4Runner swings the other way on its body-on-frame platform and old-school rugged vibe.
Then there’s the grand middle ground of the mid-size SUVs, such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee that now comes with an extended “L” model and a third row of seats, but not any less off-road ability.
The Outback could be cross-shopped with vehicles such as the Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevy Blazer, Kia Sorento, and Honda Passport.
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|2023 Subaru Outback|
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#4 in Mid-Size SUVs
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#21 in Mid-Size SUVs
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|21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded H-4||Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4|
|Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 2WD||N/A||Standard SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Compact Cars|
|CVT||SE FWD||SR5 2WD (GS)||Altitude 4x2||CVT||B5 FWD Momentum|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sedan|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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