2022 Subaru Outback features, specs, pricing
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Subaru Outback Is A 10 Best Used Car Pick Of 2021 - Check New Models First

Check out the ten best used cars of 2021. According to Autotrader, the Subaru Outback is one for your shopping list. See which years are the best and if buying a new model could be the better choice.
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What is the best used Subaru vehicle? Autotrader recently named the 10 Best Used Cars of 2021 that are great alternatives to buying a new car. They say the 2016-2020 Subaru Outback is one model SUV shoppers should have on their list. See below why a new 2022 Subaru Outback could be your best choice over buying a used model.

Autotrader says, “If you need something practical but want something a little quirky, then a used Subaru Outback could be just right. The Outback has the benefits of a roomy midsize wagon while also being a pretty capable off-roader, featuring generous ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. The Outback also achieves strong safety and reliability ratings, further adding to its practicality.”

2022 Subaru Outback features, specs, pricing
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Autotrader’s 10 Best Used Cars of 2021 in alphabetical order

2016-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 
2017-2020 Ford Mustang, 
2016-2020 Ford F-150, 
2017-2020 Honda CR-V, 
2015-2020 Jeep Wrangler
, 2020-2021 Kia Telluride
, 2016-2020 Lexus IS, 
2018-2020 Nissan Leaf, 
2016-2020 Subaru Outback, and 
2016-2020 Toyota Highlander.

What can you expect to pay for a used Outback?

Autotrader lists the used price of a 2016 Outback from $24,000 to $36,000 for a certified 2020 Outback with 6,000 miles. A new model may be better than buying a used Outback because the Outback holds its value better than most SUVs.

2022 Subaru Outback features, specs, pricing
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What is the price of a 2022 Subaru Outback?

The 2022 Subaru Outback arrives now at retailers, and Subaru of America does offer no-interest financing on the remaining 2021 Outback models. If you opt for a 2022 year model, Subaru offers 1.9 percent financing or leases for $265 per month for 36 months.

The 2022 Outback comes in eight trim levels; the base trim is priced from $27,845, Premium ($30,270), Limited ($34,720), Touring ($38,620), Onyx Edition XT ($36,270), new for 2022, Outback Wilderness ($38,120), Limited XT ($39,120), and Touring XT ($41,070). Pricing includes $1,125 destination and delivery fees.

Check out which 2022 Outback trim is the best value here.

What is the Subaru Outback fuel mileage?

The 2020 Outback XT 2.4-liter turbo gets an EPA estimated 23/30 city/highway mpg and 26 combined mpg. That’s a substantial improvement over the 3.6R six-cylinder rated at 20/27 city/highway and 22 combined mpg.

The 2020 Outback 2.5-liter engine’s estimated fuel economy is 26/33 mpg city/highway and 29 combined mpg. That’s a one-mile-per-gallon improvement over the 2016-2019 model year.

If you can’t find a used Subaru Outback, most retailers have a good inventory of the remaining 2021 Outback, and the 2022 Outback models arrive now. You might find buying a new model is the best option.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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