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Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2018

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
82 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 11600 miles driven2017 Honda CR-V
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  82 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 11600 miles driven
140 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 17100 miles driven2017 Subaru Outback
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  140 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 17100 miles driven
48 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 22800 miles driven2016 Honda CR-V
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  48 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 22800 miles driven
122 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 32100 miles driven2016 Subaru Outback
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  122 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 32100 miles driven
48 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 38100 miles driven2015 Honda CR-V
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  48 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 38100 miles driven
93 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41300 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
2015
Subaru Outback
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  93 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 41300 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.
56 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 48500 miles driven2014 Honda CR-V
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  56 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 48500 miles driven
48 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 57600 miles driven2014 Subaru Outback
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  48 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 57600 miles driven
48 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 61300 miles driven2013 Honda CR-V
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  48 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 61300 miles driven
77 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 75800 miles driven2013 Subaru Outback
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  77 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 75800 miles driven
44 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 68300 miles driven2012 Honda CR-V
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  44 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 68300 miles driven
58 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 79600 miles driven2012 Subaru Outback
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  58 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 79600 miles driven
35 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 83100 miles driven2011 Honda CR-V
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  35 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 83100 miles driven
80 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 95300 miles driven2011 Subaru Outback
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  80 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 95300 miles driven
28 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 94900 miles driven2010 Honda CR-V Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  28 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 94900 miles driven
52 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 103600 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
2010
Subaru Outback
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  52 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 103600 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Dramatic improvement in reliability compared to the previous generation.
28 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 103600 miles driven2008 Honda CR-V Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  28 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 103600 miles driven
37 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 124400 miles driven

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
2008
Subaru Outback
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  37 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 124400 miles driven

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.
43 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 114200 miles driven2007 Honda CR-V
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  43 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 114200 miles driven
26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 114900 miles driven

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
2006
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  26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 114900 miles driven

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.
31 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 125300 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.
2005
Subaru Outback H4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  31 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 125300 miles driven

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.

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Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Subaru Outbacks and Honda CR-Vs with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Subaru Outbacks and Honda CR-Vs that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V have been recently.

To see how frequently Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Lived up to reputation, one year 20,000 miles no repairs. see full Subaru Outback review
2012 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
This is our 3rd Outback and 10th Subaru with ours and our kids. We love Subaru's. Safety was the reason we purchased our first Subie, a '95 Legacy, for our daughter. All wheel drive and the other safety features of Subaru sold us. We still feel like our Subaru's give us an edge in any unexpected unpleasant situation on the road. When Subaru came to the U.S., it was known for quirky fun vehicles. The Subaru's of today remain fun, but a lot of the quirkiness is gone. In design and execution, they seem more mainstream now. Our Subaru's have been reliable. The all wheel drive system seems bullet proof and with one exception the engines have been the same. Our '99 Outback has had an overheating gremlin. With normal maintenance a Subaru can be trouble free. see full Subaru Outback review
2011 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Most Subaru owners go back again when changing their cars see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 256-horsepower 3.6L H6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It has engendered fierce owner loyalty. I wanted to understand that better after owning many other vehicles over 4 decades. see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
After reading the excellent reviews on Conumer Reports, and talking to Subaru owners I beagn to like the product. After seeing the bank for my buck value and then driving one I was sold! see full Subaru Outback review
2010 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Very durable and GREAT in the snow. see full Subaru Outback review
2009 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Many independent reviewers gave it high ratings, and current owners we s/w gave it high ratings for performance & satisfaction. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
sturdey, reliable, lasts for ever. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
5-speed manual AWD
I take care of my own vehicle maintenance, and I like the reputation for longevity that the drive-train, engine components, and suspensions have. I do regular oil changes with Mobil 1 synthetic, and get 200K miles out of my cars. see full Subaru Outback review
2008 4dr Wagon 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
4-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Again, these cars are everywhere in the Northwest. This leads to wide availability of quality independent mechanics. see full Subaru Outback review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Great reputation = great resale value see full Honda CR-V review
2010 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Overall it is a very easy car to own. No problems, easy to get in and out of, easy to drive. Good storage. it is well designed and well built. see full Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
I have always been a Toyota buyer.... I did not like the styling of the new Rav and decided to give Honda a look. Glad I did... Honda and Toyota always seemed to run neck and neck on quality.... now I hear Toyota has slipped a bit. see full Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
expected resale value in three years see full Honda CR-V review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
The crv has a reputation for keeping a high resale value. we keep are cars for about 10 yrs and I hope to resell for a reasonable price. see full Honda CR-V review
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Reliability, quality, handling better than Toyota. see full Honda CR-V review
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Have owned several Hondas and all were excellent vehicles in design and execution. see full Honda CR-V review
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda! see full Honda CR-V review
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Resale good. see full Honda CR-V review
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
I owned an Accord for 13 years and few problems. To me, Honda means reliability and problem-free ownership. see full Honda CR-V review
Honda CR-V Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
All Honda owners that I know LOVE their vehicle, and they all claim their next purchase will be another Honda. This is my first Honda and with only (500) miles on it, I have little, if anything to gripe about. see full Honda CR-V review
2002 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Love the Honda image. see full Honda CR-V review
2000 4dr SUV 146-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
what a insult to Toyota!! today's Toyota is no long the Toyota as we knew it before. see full Honda CR-V review
 
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