2016 Subaru Outback Values

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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.