The 2023 Subaru Outback Has Reliability Concerns, Says Consumer Reports

Subaru has exploded in popularity in recent years. Between the brand’s reputation for adventure and superior safety, it all makes sense. However, it’s seeing some below-average reliability scores on Consumer Reports via owner surveys. What exactly problems does the 2023 Subaru Outback have?

A 2023 Subaru Outback Onyx Edition XT | Subaru

Is the 2023 Subaru Outback Reliable?

The is a reliable vehicle. However, according to , the new Outback is struggling in several areas.

even with its reliability grip.

What makes Subaru Outback special is its Goldilocks. The Outback is located between the Subaru Forester and the Crosstrek. Aside from its killer AWD system, and adventurous platform, the Outback is one of very few wagons left. But it’s not just a wagon (which in itself is cool); it’s a lifted wagon ready to tear up dirt roads.

The Subaru Outback is also a comfortable ride. Without being opulent, Subaru’s wagon ranks well in ride comfort, seating comfort, running noise and braking. While the Outback doesn’t go off-road with the Wrangler or burn up the highway with the Audi RS6 Avant, it still gives a sense of true utility and practicality without sacrificing comfort.

How much does the 2023 Subaru Outback cost?

Subaru models like the Outback and Forester have cheap insurance rates.
Subaru Outback | Subaru

The Outback starts at $28,395 and goes up to $42,295. The (a personal favorite) starts at $38,445.

While there are more family-friendly off-roaders than ever before, the Outback truly offers families a safe and comfortable wagon that can still take a family off the beaten path. This is part of what we love about the Wilderness Edition.

The reliability knock is a bit of a dagger for Subaru, but hopefully the electrical issues can be fixed quickly.

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