2020 Subaru Outback  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#51 of 2020 SUVs

#97 of all 2020 vehicles


The Outback, a mainstay of Subaru's lineup since 2000, is a small wagon with seating up to 5. The Outback has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Outback provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. 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 2020 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 2020 Subaru Outback has a score of 80, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 Subaru Outback has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0425% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8561%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0425% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8561% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Subaru Outback is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Subaru Outback is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8867Mitsubishi OutlanderKia OptimaNissan RogueSubaru ForesterSubaru LegacyMazda 6Toyota RAV4GMC AcadiaKia SorentoChevrolet EquinoxSubaru OutbackHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Subaru Outback with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 88. The 2020 Subaru Outback is safer than the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2020 Kia Optima, and the 2020 Nissan Rogue and less safe than the 2020 GMC Acadia and the 2020 Toyota RAV4. It is about as safe as the 2020 Mazda 6, the 2020 Honda CR-V, the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox, and the 2020 Kia Sorento.

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