Overview (Final Score: A-)
The 2016 is a five-passenger wagon-style crossover offered with two engine choices and all-wheel drive as standard. Well-known for its rugged capability and strong value, the Outback carries forward with this historically-earned reputation.
The 2016 model year sees a handful of improvements to the Outback, which was fully redesigned in 2015. Primary upgrades this year include the latest-generation EyeSight system for safety and convenience on the road, small changes to improve usability for the infotainment system, and a few slight changes to interior fittings for better ergonomics.
With no true rival on the market, the 2016 Subaru Outback is a well-designed, well-built family vehicle that continues to improve despite a lack of serious competition. Overall, buyers will be hard pressed to find a better mix of family ergonomics, daily use ergonomics, and ill-weather and offroad chops in one package.
What We Loved About the 2016 Subaru Outback
- Well-designed and comfortable interior.
- Excellent new steering tuning for better driveability.
- Smart use of interior space to maximize daily use and cargo capability.
What We Didn’t Love About the 2016 Subaru Outback
- Reliability could be a concern.
- Upper trim points are a bit expensive.
- Some may find the technology to be under par versus their expectations.
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