Compare Subaru Vehicles

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Subaru generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Why You Should Avoid the 5th Generation Subaru Outback

From 2010 to 2014, the Outback accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 17.19. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 36 Subaru generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
36th Outback Gen 5 2010—2014
35th Forester Gen 4 2014—2018
34th Outback Gen 6 2015—2019