Best Bet
(4.8) 100 reviews
MSRP: $8,065$19,445
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21-25
Engine: 170-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2011 Subaru Outback

Our Take on the 2011 Subaru Outback

Our Take

The Subaru Outback, an SUV-alternative, was redesigned for 2010. Though Outback sedans existed in previous years, the Outback has been available only as a wagon since 2007, leaving the sedan space to the Legacy, which was also all-new for 2010. The Outback grew last year, adding much-needed spac... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Some inconsistent cabin materials
  • Uninspiring four-cylinder drivetrain
  • Navigation interface
  • Braking performance when loaded
  • Front-seat thigh support for taller drivers

Notable Features

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine
  • Swiveling roof rails
  • Manual or automatic
  • Related to Legacy sedan
  • Side mirrors now fold

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.