Subaru Outback Depreciation

A Subaru Outback will depreciate 40% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $20,975.

Similar to the Subaru Forester, the Outback's depreciation is slow and steady over time, resulting in relatively less depreciation in the early years, but higher depreciation as the car ages. Perhaps it is Subaru's home turf of New England, and their snowy, salty roads that result in the Outback continuing to lose value as the car ages.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $34,953 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Subaru Outback.

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Subaru Outback Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $4,009 88.53% $30,944 12,000 2022
2 $6,631 81.03% $28,322 24,000 2023
3 $8,875 74.61% $26,078 36,000 2024
4 $10,986 68.57% $23,967 48,000 2025
5 $13,978 60.01% $20,975 60,000 2026
6 $16,267 53.46% $18,686 72,000 2027
7 $18,724 46.43% $16,229 84,000 2028
8 $21,021 39.86% $13,932 96,000 2029
9 $23,069 34.00% $11,884 108,000 2030
10 $24,481 29.96% $10,472 120,000 2031

Subaru Outback Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,009 88.53% $30,944
2 $6,631 81.03% $28,322
3 $8,875 74.61% $26,078
4 $10,986 68.57% $23,967
5 $13,978 60.01% $20,975
6 $16,267 53.46% $18,686
7 $18,724 46.43% $16,229
8 $21,021 39.86% $13,932
9 $23,069 34.00% $11,884
10 $24,481 29.96% $10,472

Buying a Subaru Outback New vs Used

If you purchase a used Subaru Outback that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,631 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $7,347. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used Outback models become available.

What About Subaru Outback Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Subaru Outback is about $1,376 per year. This adds up to around $6,880 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike depreciation, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Subaru Outback. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

The Best Model Years to Buy a Subaru Outback

The 2020 Subaru Outback is our top pick for the best model year value for the Outback. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 89% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 model years are also attractive years for the Outback, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the Outback's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Subaru Outback models.

Subaru Outback Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2021 $34,953 $34,953 $287 $0 0% 100%
2020 $34,225 $30,630 $330 $4,323 12.37% 88.53% Best
2019 $32,770 $26,967 $412 $3,663 11.96% 81.03% Better
2018 $31,459 $24,007 $536 $2,960 10.98% 74.61% Better
2017 $31,202 $22,012 $618 $1,995 8.31% 68.57% Good
2016 $29,279 $18,354 $783 $3,658 16.62% 60.01% Good
2015 $28,840 $16,502 $1,085 $1,852 10.09% 53.46%
2014 $26,437 $13,504 $1,228 $2,998 18.17% 46.43%
2013 $26,337 $11,821 $1,323 $1,683 12.46% 39.86%
2012 $26,549 $10,539 $1,512 $1,282 10.85% 34%
2011 $26,016 $9,349 $1,554 $1,190 11.29% 29.96%
2010 $25,130 $8,332 $1,781 $1,017 10.88% 26.07%
2009 $23,599 $7,722 $2,103 $610 7.32% 23.81%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $34,953 100%
2020 $30,630 88.53% Best
2019 $26,967 81.03% Better
2018 $24,007 74.61% Better
2017 $22,012 68.57% Good
2016 $18,354 60.01% Good
2015 $16,502 53.46%
2014 $13,504 46.43%
2013 $11,821 39.86%
2012 $10,539 34%
2011 $9,349 29.96%
2010 $8,332 26.07%
2009 $7,722 23.81%

Subaru Outback Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Subaru Outback ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Outback stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Subaru Outback Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Subaru Outback costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: