2024 Subaru Outback Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

Starting just north of $30,000, the Subaru Outback can be a decent value so long as you don’t work your way too far up the lineup. It’s an 8 on the TCC scale thanks to standard safety fare, plentiful choices, and a big touchscreen fitted to all but the cheapest version. 

The base model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, twin 7.0-inch screens, and wired smartphone mirroring. 

Which Subaru Outback should I buy?

We’d spend up for the Premium at $32,490. It trades the inelegant twin-screen setup for an 11.6-inch touchscreen oriented vertically, and with wireless smartphone mirroring. It also has two USB-A and two USB-C ports, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power driver’s seat, and heated front seats. Blind-spot monitors, keyless start, and a hands-free power tailgate can be added for a somewhat hefty $1,400 more. A sunroof and navigation add another $1,500, which starts to make higher-end trim levels seem equally appealing. 

How much is a fully loaded Subaru Outback?

The lineup creeps northward through Limited (think leather), Onyx (think black-out trim, a sunroof, and easy-clean synthetic leather), and Wilderness (the off-roady choice) versions before landing at the $44,090 Touring XT with its brown leather trim, surround-view camera system, and cooled front seats.