6th Gen (2015 – 2018) Subaru Outback Problems

The 6th generation of the Outback has a cumulative PainRank™ of 16.36. That can be compared against other Subaru generations. Shopping for a Subaru? You should avoid this generation like the plague that it is.

Owners of the 2015–2018 Outback model years have sent in 211 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (22%) followed by the interior (19%) and the windows (15%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Subaru model years.

Watch out for the 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 22
6.83
2017 23
9.87
2016 63
23.78
2015 103
24.97

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