Every Subaru Has Problems. Some More Than Others.

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 6th Generation Subaru Outback

From 2015 to 2018, the Outback accumulated an overall PainRank™ of 16.36. By our math that means it ranks last in overall reliability. See why it ranks so poorly.

Want to know now all 35 Subaru generations rank?

Rank Model Generation Years Reliability PainRank
35th Outback Gen 6 2015—2018
16.36
34th Forester Gen 4 2014—2018
15.79
33rd Outback Gen 5 2010—2014
14.77