2021 Subaru Outback

Original MSRP Range
$26,795 - $39,945
Available Style(s)
23 - 26 MPG City / 30 - 33 MPG Hwy
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2021 Subaru Outback

What We Like

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Strong off-road capability
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearances
  • Potent turbocharged engine
  • Standard EyeSight driver-assistance tech


Consumer Rating

4.0/ 5


How Much Does a 2021 Subaru Outback Cost?

The 2021 Outback is available in seven trims, with all XT models powered by the turbo engine. The base Outback ($27,845) includes the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter engine, X-Mode AWD, hill descent control, active torque vectoring, a dual 7-in-screen Starlink infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 4-speaker audio, and EyeSight driver-assist technology, which includes automatic emergency braking, high beam assist, and adaptive cruise control with lane centering. The base Outback also has active LED headlights, roof rails, cloth upholstery, steering wheel controls for audio, Bluetooth, cruise control, two USB ports, and automatic climate control. Upgrading to the Outback Premium ($30,095) brings you the 11.6-in Starlink infotainment system, 6-speaker audio, Starlink Safety and Security connected services, which include automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, and much more. Other niceties include dual-zone automatic climate control, LED fog lights, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual back seat USB ports, and a retractable and removable cargo cover. The luxurious Outback Limited ($34,645) adds leather-trimmed upholstery, a hands-free power rear liftgate, machine-finished black 18-in alloy wheels, power front seats, 2-position driver’s seat memory, heated back seats, pushbutton start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Harman Kardon premium audio, blind-spot detection (with lane change assist) and rear cross-traffic alert (with reverse automatic braking). Next up, the Outback Touring ($38,545). This is the nicest Outback you can get with the base engine. Its standard equipment includes Nappa leather upholstery, a power moonroof, chrome exterior trim, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and the DriverFocus distraction mitigation system. In the Onyx Edition Outback XT ($36,195), you get the turbo 2.4-liter, gray water-repellent interior fabric, black 18-in alloy wheels, and dual-mode X-Mode AWD that has two extra settings: Snow/Dirt and Deep Snow/Mud. The Outback Limited XT ($39,045) is equipped similarly to the naturally aspirated Limited model but adds navigation, a power moonroof, DriverFocus, a heated steering wheel, and the more powerful turbocharged engine. At the top of the lineup is the Outback Touring XT ($40,995). It’s a luxuriously equipped Touring model with the turbo engine, plus dual exhausts and a high-torque CVT.

Outback Trims

WagonOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Outback CVT$26,795 / $25,1874 Cylinder18226 / 33Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Outback Limited CVT$33,595 / $31,4514 Cylinder18226 / 33Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Outback Limited XT CVT$37,995 / $35,4514 Cylinder Turbo26023 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Outback Onyx Edition XT CVT$35,145 / $32,8754 Cylinder Turbo26023 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Outback Premium CVT$29,045 / $27,3184 Cylinder18226 / 33Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Outback Touring CVT$37,495 / $35,0344 Cylinder18226 / 33Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Outback Touring XT CVT$39,945 / $37,2404 Cylinder Turbo26023 / 30Continuously Variable AutomaticAWD4WD
Subaru Outback Safety

Is the 2021 Subaru Outback a Safe Car?

A 2020 Subaru Outback, which has the same chassis as the 2021 model, received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHHS) crash testing, the Outback earned a Top Safety Pick + designation. Recall that every 2021 Outback comes standard with EyeSight safety tech including automatic emergency braking, high beam assist, and adaptive cruise control with lane centering. Available safety tech you can add in the higher trims includes the DriverFocus distraction mitigation system, reverse automatic braking, and blind-spot monitoring with lane-change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.
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Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • All Weather Pkg

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