(4.6) 70 reviews
MSRP: $6,681$17,081
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21-25
Engine: 170-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2010 Subaru Outback

Our Take on the 2010 Subaru Outback

Our Take

Sporting its first redesign since 2005, the 2010 Subaru Outback's SUV-alternative appeal is as high now as it was when it hit the market 15 years ago. Though Outback sedans have existed over the years, the Outback has only been available as a wagon since 2007, leaving the sedan space to the ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Styling less distinctive for 2010
  • No more sporty, turbocharged XT trim

Notable Features

  • Full redesign for 2010
  • Larger, restyled interior
  • Choice of two engines
  • Optional CVT automatic transmission
  • 3.6-liter six-cylinder replaces 3.0-liter
  • Standard AWD

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.