2019 Subaru Outback  RealSafeCars86Safety Rating

#26 of 2019 SUVs

#43 of all 2019 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Subaru Outback
The Outback, part of Subaru's lineup since 2000, is a small wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. 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 2019 Subaru Outback is above 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 2019 Subaru Outback has a score of 86, implying a 0.034% chance of driver death (3.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Subaru Outback has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0343% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.9172%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0343% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.9172% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Subaru Outback is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2019 Subaru Outback is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9167Mitsubishi OutlanderHyundai SonataVolkswagen PassatChevrolet EquinoxHonda CR-VNissan RogueSubaru LegacySubaru OutbackKia OptimaMazda 6GMC TerrainSubaru ForesterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Subaru Outback with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 91. The 2019 Subaru Outback is safer than the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2019 Hyundai Sonata, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, the 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2019 Honda CR-V, the 2019 Nissan Rogue, the 2019 Subaru Forester, the 2019 GMC Terrain, the 2019 Mazda 6, and the 2019 Kia Optima. It is about as safe as the 2019 Subaru Legacy.

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