2010 Subaru Outback

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60 reviews
Available Price Range $7,856-$17,852 Trims6 Combined MPG 21-25 Seats 5

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 t... 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


Our Expert Reviews

The post-Christmas snow descended with militant urgency, wind-blown at 37 mph. By the time it ended, our travel plans were redrawn.The 2011 rear-wheel-drive Dodge Durango Crew sport-utility vehicle, with its 290-horsepower V-6 engine and commodious, comfortable cabin, would remain parked in the driveway here.The 2010 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5i wagon, with its small 170-horsepower four-cylinder... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 60 reviews

Poor Man's Audi? No maybe Smart Man's Audi!

by Hooked on Subaru from NY on April 1, 2011

My brother in law did extensive research on a good car that is easy to drive for my wife and came up with the Outback. I am hooked. The AWD is fantastic, and oh, the suspension; it seems to handle eve... Read Full Review

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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