2016 Subaru Outback  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#26 of 2016 SUVs

#51 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Subaru Outback
The Outback, part of Subaru's lineup since 2000, is a small wagon with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Subaru Outback has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Subaru Outback is 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 2016 Subaru Outback has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.035%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.1%.

We estimate that the 2016 Subaru Outback has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0409% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6736%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0409% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6736% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Subaru Outback is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Subaru Outback is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Subaru Outback offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8666Chevrolet EquinoxMitsubishi OutlanderHonda CR-VGMC TerrainSubaru LegacySubaru OutbackChrysler 200Kia OptimaToyota CamryMazda CX-5Volkswagen PassatHyundai SonataComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Subaru Outback with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 66 to 86. The 2016 Subaru Outback is safer than the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2016 Honda CR-V, the 2016 GMC Terrain, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, the 2016 Mazda CX-5, the 2016 Toyota Camry, the 2016 Kia Optima, and the 2016 Chrysler 200. It is about as safe as the 2016 Subaru Legacy.

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