2013 Subaru Outback  RealSafeCars76Safety Rating

#33 of 2013 SUVs

#72 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Subaru Outback
The Outback, a mainstay of Subaru's lineup since 2000, is a small wagon with seating up to 5. The Outback has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Subaru Outback packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 Subaru Outback is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2013 Subaru Outback has a score of 76, implying a 0.047% chance of driver death (4.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.041%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.6%.

We estimate that the 2013 Subaru Outback has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0473% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.4015%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0473% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.4015% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Subaru Outback is 1% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 Subaru Outback is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2013 Subaru Outback offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8761Hyundai Santa FeNissan RogueMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Buick VeranoToyota VenzaFord EscapeSubaru OutbackHonda CR-VVolkswagen PassatGMC TerrainComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Subaru Outback with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 87. The 2013 Subaru Outback is safer than the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2013 Nissan Rogue, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2013 Toyota RAV4, the 2013 Buick Verano, and the 2013 GMC Terrain and less safe than the 2013 Ford Escape and the 2013 Toyota Venza. It is about as safe as the 2013 Honda CR-V.

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