2016 Subaru Outback Values

Select a 2016 Subaru Outback trim level

2016 model year changes

Following a complete redesign last year, the 2016 Subaru Outback returns with only a few changes. Among them, the windshield wipers now feature an auto on/off mode. Subaru's Starlink infotainment system has added capabilities like crash notification and stolen vehicle recovery assistance. Finally, the EyeSight safety system adds Lane Keep Assist, which activates above 40 mph, detects lane departure and seeks to correct it.

Competitive comparison

Versatility; standard all-wheel drive; spacious interior; good ground clearance; fuel-efficient transmissions

Special features for 2016

The genius of the Outback has always been its ability to straddle classifications; it helped create the crossover segment in the 1990s. As such, the Outback competes with family cars, SUVs and, of course, other crossover vehicles. With a base price just short of $25,000, the Outback should be affordable enough for families considering a new Camry or Accord. With better off-road credentials and a more usable luggage compartment, the Outback offers increased versatility over plain Jane family sedans. At the same time, the Subaru Outback offers the kind of fuel economy that most mid-sized SUVs struggle to match.
The five-passenger Subaru Outback crossover wagon comes in four trim levels with numerous engine displacement options. The base model features 17” steel wheels, roof rails with cross bars that fold, all-powered accessories, tilt and telescope steering wheel, 60/40 split rear seating, Bluetooth/iPod/USB connectivity, 6.2” touchscreen with parking camera, and a basic four-speaker audio system. Up the trim level and you can add on things like premium alloy wheels up to 18”, fog lamps, heated and powered side mirrors, sport gauge cluster, heated and powered front seating, larger 7” touchscreen, heated rear seating, powered rear liftgate, collision mitigation system, interior wood trim accents, premium nine-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system, xenon head lamps, remote entry/start, GPS, sunroof and more. Under the hood is an upgradable 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque.