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2021 Subaru Outback
EXPERT RATING
8.0
/ 10
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2021 Subaru Outback Pricing and Specs

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$37,440*

The Subaru Outback 2021 prices range from $37,440 for the basic trim level SUV Outback 2.5I AWD to $50,440 for the top of the range SUV Outback 3.6R AWD.

The Subaru Outback 2021 is available in Diesel and Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.5L Continuous Variable to the SUV 3.6L Continuous Variable.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Outback 2021, Matt Campbell gave it a rating of 9 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Subaru Outback Models SPECS PRICE
2.0D AWD 2.0LDieselCVT auto $40,040
2.0D Premium AWD 2.0LDieselCVT auto $46,940
2.5I AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $37,440
2.5I AWD Vision Plus Spec Edtn 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $39,240
2.5I Premium AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $43,940
2.5I Sports Premium AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $43,940
2.5I-X AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $43,440
3.6R AWD 3.6LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $50,440
AWD 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $39,990
AWD Sport 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $44,490
AWD Touring 2.5LRegular Unleaded PetrolCVT auto $47,790

Subaru Outback 2021 FAQs

Check out real-world situations relating to the Subaru Outback here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • 2010 Subaru Outback Diesel Problems

    Subaru Outback diesel problems don’t seem to be too frequent or too common. And that’s probably in line with the brand’s overall reputation for reliable engineering.

    Probably the biggest complaint from owners is that the engine lacks a little oomph from a standing start and suffers from what’s called turbo-lag; a delay between putting your foot down and the car responding. Even though Subaru claimed a torque peak of 350Nm at anywhere between 1800 and 2400rpm, in reality, the engine didn’t feel that strong down low, particularly just off idle. The other barrier to the success of the Outback diesel was that it could only be had with a six-speed manual transmission and no automatic option was offered in the model you’re talking about.

    Beyond that, the usual diesel-engine caveats apply including the requirement to give the engine a decent run at highway speeds every few weeks at the very least. Without this, the engine’s particulate filter (which aims to clean up tailpipe emissions) will clog up and may need to be manually cleaned or even replaced, and that won’t be cheap.

    Subaru engines have, over the decades, proven themselves to be tough customers on the one condition that they’re serviced absolutely by the book. Skipping scheduled services is a sure way to send a Subaru engine to an early grave. So make sure any car you’re considering has a full and complete service history with no evidence of missed oil changes. It’s also worth noting that this model was caught up in the Takata air-bag fiasco, so make sure this critical recall has been attended to.

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  • How is water getting inside my 2009 Subaru Outback?

    Short of a broken or degraded window seal, check the door rubbers for signs of damage. Sometimes, it’s as simple as a small twig or even a thick blade of grass sticking to the rubber seals that will allow water in. However, there’s a more likely answer. If it was the front-seat foot-wells that were wet, I’d be blaming the air-conditioning vent that is supposed to drain the water - that builds up in the system - to under the car, but can sometimes lock or clog and run the water into the car.

    So let me ask you a question: Does your car have a sunroof? If the answer is yes, that’s where I’d be looking. The sunroof, being set into the roof panel, naturally collects water when it rains. So, there are tubes that run from the sunroof, down the rear pillars of the car and vent to the outside just in front of the rear wheels. If these drain tubes block up, the water will run down the outside of them and into the rear foot-wells. Cleaning out the tubes will usually fix the problem.

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  • Should we replace our Holden Commodore with a Subaru Outback?

    A car with a little extra ground clearance is great for camping as it often allows you to get a little farther away from the masses in their caravans who tend to huddle around the shower block at bush campsites.

    The Subaru Outback is a good, solid choice and if you can find an independent workshop to service it, you’ll avoid the cost of dealership prices. And you’re right, the all-wheel-drive would be great for gravel roads. Another vehicle to look at would be a late-model Ford territory diesel which is big and clever inside and has the option of all-wheel-drive. The diesel engine is a plus on the bush where that fuel is more readily available (in really remote areas) and gives you more range for big holidays in the mulga.

    Don’t rule out things like the Mitsubishi Pajero, either, which won’t be as around-town friendly, but is a proven quantity and is absolutely tremendous off-road. The same goes for a Toyota Prado or Nissan Pathfinder prior to the current model (which is a bit less hard-core adventure).

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