2023 Subaru Outback  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#63 of 2023 SUVs

#108 of all 2023 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. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Outback packs some oomph. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Subaru Outback has a score of 80, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Subaru Outback has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0413% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7152%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0413% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7152% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Subaru Outback is 11% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Subaru Outback is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features on the 2023 Subaru Outback can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. All trims and versions of the 2023 Subaru Outback include the following active safety system: EyeSight Driver Assist Technology (Forward Collision Warnings / Automatic Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warnings).

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Subaru Outback. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you. High Beam Assist are optional on the 2023 Subaru Outback. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9473M. Outlander SportSubaru ForesterSubaru OutbackKia SorentoHyundai Santa FeToyota HighlanderMazda CX-50Mitsubishi OutlanderGMC AcadiaToyota RAV4Volkswagen TiguanChevrolet BlazerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Subaru Outback with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 94. The 2023 Subaru Outback is safer than the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and less safe than the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2023 Toyota RAV4, the 2023 GMC Acadia, the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2023 Mazda CX-50, and the 2023 Toyota Highlander. It is about as safe as the 2023 Kia Sorento.

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