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Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback 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    
139 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 16900 miles driven2017 Subaru Outback
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  139 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 16900 miles driven
52 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 13600 miles driven2017 Toyota RAV4
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  52 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 13600 miles driven
121 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 32300 miles driven2016 Subaru Outback
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  121 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 32300 miles driven
58 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 27800 miles driven2016 Toyota RAV4
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  58 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 27800 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.
36 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 35100 miles driven2015 Toyota RAV4
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  36 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 35100 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
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
53 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 54800 miles driven

Redesigned.
2013
Toyota RAV4
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  53 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 54800 miles driven

Redesigned.
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
30 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 63400 miles driven2012 Toyota RAV4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  30 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 63400 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
36 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 85100 miles driven2011 Toyota RAV4
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  36 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 85100 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.
38 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 92600 miles driven2010 Toyota RAV4
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  38 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 92600 miles driven
48 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 100800 miles driven2009 Toyota RAV4
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  48 vehicles, 11.6 months per vehicle, 100800 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.
39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 104800 miles driven2008 Toyota RAV4
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  39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 104800 miles driven
35 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 116300 miles driven2007 Toyota RAV4
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  35 vehicles, 11.2 months per vehicle, 116300 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
Subaru Outback Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  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, 11.3 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, 11.3 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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Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Outback Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Toyota RAV4s and Subaru Outbacks with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Toyota RAV4s and Subaru Outbacks 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 Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback have been recently.

To see how frequently Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Rav4 reports & reviews rated this vehicle close to the top of the heap of all SUVs in virtually every respect - this was another strong reason we chose it. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Good resale value see full Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Inspite of its recent problems, I still think Toyota is a top notch company. I do think they need to take more interest in problem resolution. I get the impression that Toyota has become somewhat indifferent to their customers. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
A very reliable vehicle, which has a high second hand value see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Toyota has had a solid reputation for several years with minimal issues. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Toyota is one of the elite manuf. in my mind. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
great resale and reliability see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
A very popular small SUV with an outstanding reputation, Toyota has steadily improved this vehicle to make it a top notch contender. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Generally Toyota has a very good reputation although they do make some dogs I have an older Highlander and the quality has been outstanding see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 134hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
Reliablity see full Toyota RAV4 review
 

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