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2013 Subaru Outback

At a Glance

Pricing $23,495 - $32,095
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.5l H4, 3.6l H6
Transmissions A5, CVT, M6
Fuel Economy 18-24 (city), 25-30 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 51

Overview Information

The iconic AWD Outback Wagon provides all the room and traction that many people need from an SUV without the bulk and poor fuel economy. The increased ground clearance and strengthened suspension improve off-pavement capabilities, but the Outback really excels at traversing deep snowdrifts and muddy roads. The Outback range includes 2.5i models with a four-cylinder boxer engine and 3.6R models with a more powerful 6-cylinder boxer engine. A number of trim levels range from basic to well-equipped. Competitive vehicles include the Dodge Journey, Toyota Venza, and Honda Crosstour. None of these vehicles can match the legroom, cargo volume, fuel-economy and affordable all-wheel-drive capabilities of the Outback.

What Changed:

The Outback receives a number of mid-cycle updates for the 2013 model year. A new 2.5l boxer engine increases the power and fuel economy in four-cylinder models. The Outback wears a restyled front bumper, grille and new headlights.

Official Word:

Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the 2013 Outback models, powered by a new, more efficient powertrain and debuting the new EyeSight driver-assist system and revised styling. Chassis enhancements improve both ride quality and agility in the 2013 Outback, which also offers new amenities and audio/infotainment capabilities. The 2013 Outback features a restyled front end, with new headlights, grille, front bumper and fog lights, for a more powerful appearance. Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive distinguishes the Outback...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Outback 2.5i 2.5l H4 (173-bhp) M6 AWD 21/28/24 44 $23,495
Outback 2.5i 2.5l H4 (173-bhp) CVT AWD 24/30/27 43 $24,495
Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5l H4 (173-bhp) M6 AWD 21/28/24 47 $24,995
Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5l H4 (173-bhp) CVT AWD 24/30/27 46 $25,995
Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5l H4 (173-bhp) CVT AWD 24/30/27 46 $29,095
Outback 3.6R 3.6l H6 (256-bhp) A5 AWD 18/25/21 51 $28,495
Outback 3.6R Limited 3.6l H6 (256-bhp) A5 AWD 18/25/21 51 $32,095