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2015 Subaru Outback Overview

Subaru Outback Reliability

Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Subaru Outback 27
42.8571428571% 42.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  146 Outbacks, 9.7 months of data per Outback, average 16500 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Subaru Outback

2015 Subaru Outback Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
2015 Most people would assume that the Outback will also prove far more reliable than the Cherokee (a Jeep with Fiat roots), and buy the Subaru for this reason. But they're about even in our reliability stats so far--both are good but not great--and some owners of 2011-2013 Subarus with this four-cylinder engine have been reporting excessive oil consumption. Odds based on the past history of Subarus and Jeeps still favor the Outback, but I'll withhold judgment for at least another year or two. full 2015 Subaru Outback review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Subaru Outback

2015 Subaru Outback Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have nearly 30,000 miles and other than oil changes and other Subaru recommended service zero issues. I am just not noticing that my brakes aren't as strong as they once were, will probably have the pads replaced next service interval. full 2012 Subaru Outback review
 

Subaru Outback repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (41%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 83 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Subaru Outback.

Subaru Outback Fuel Economy ()

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TrueDelta Reviews the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Outback

2015 Subaru Outback Gas Mileage: Pros
YearComment
2015 Subaru has also made impressive strides recently in improving fuel economy. Through 2009 the EPA rated the Outback for 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway. Though the Outback grew substantially for 2010, it also gained a continuously variable transmission (CVT), and this boosted the ratings to 22/29. A new engine for 2013 affected another increase, to 24/30. Tweaks for 2015 yielded the most recent bump, to 25/33. Nearly every gasoline-powered crossover close to the Outback in size with all-wheel drive falls short, even well short, of these ratings. The Jeep Cherokee, despite a nine-speed transmission, manages only 21/28. The only one that matches the Outback's ratings is the new Honda CR-V (with a slightly better 26/33). My entire week with the Outback was spent with the air temperature below, usually far below, freezing. With a cold start, fuel economy was about 15 mpg for the first two miles. But once the engine warmed up, it managed trip computer averages between 22 and 30 mpg in my suburban driving, and most often about 25, right on the EPA city rating. On a 70-mph highway I observed 30 mpg in one direction but 26 mpg in the other. To match the EPA highway rating in the real world you'll need to drive more slowly. Warmer temperatures should also help. full 2015 Subaru Outback review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Gas Mileage of the 2015 Subaru Outback

2015 Subaru Outback Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Wagon 175-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Consistently pretty good mileage. I generally get 30mpg mixed city and highway (more highway though) full 2015 Subaru Outback review
2013 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Drive approx 70% rural highway / 30% city and getting 27 MPG on first oil. Mileage is improving. full 2013 Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Fuel economy is great, on the highway at 70mph I get in the summer around 30-33mpg, winter it drops to around 27 ( board computer after refill with a warm engine). Combined 10% city, 20% suburb and 70% highway it's a 25-28mpg with relaxed driving. Fully loaded doesn't seem do make a big impact, AC set usually around 65 in winter and 72 in summer. full 2012 Subaru Outback review
2015 Subaru Outback Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have a lead foot. I guess for the power it has 20 mpg avg isn't bad, but not great. full 2012 Subaru Outback review
 
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Questions about the Subaru Outback

  14 responses   Problems ?
2015 - 2017 Subaru Outback
A member in Ohio, United States

Any regrets ?
  4 responses   Subaru Outback Reliability
2013 - 2017 Subaru Outback
JRR123

Any feedback on the durability and reliability of the new outback models?
  6 responses   Extended Warranty??
2010 - 2017 Subaru Outback
A member in Oregon, United States

I am buying a certified pre-owned 2015 Outback 3.6, 40k miles... because it is certified I have the option of getting the factory extended warranty. I wouldn't normally consider it, however with all of the computerized systems, navi, backup sensor etc, the potential cost of repair if one of these...

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