Subaru Outback Depreciation

A Subaru Outback will depreciate 45% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,820.

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 13,500 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $34,225 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.

Subaru Outback Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $5,681 83.40% $28,544 13,500 2021
2 $8,567 74.97% $25,658 27,000 2022
3 $10,213 70.16% $24,012 40,500 2023
4 $13,471 60.64% $20,754 54,000 2024
5 $15,405 54.99% $18,820 67,500 2025
6 $18,252 46.67% $15,973 81,000 2026
7 $20,265 40.79% $13,960 94,500 2027
8 $22,318 34.79% $11,907 108,000 2028
9 $23,615 31.00% $10,610 121,500 2029
10 $24,988 26.99% $9,237 135,000 2030

Subaru Outback Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $5,681 83.40% $28,544
2 $8,567 74.97% $25,658
3 $10,213 70.16% $24,012
4 $13,471 60.64% $20,754
5 $15,405 54.99% $18,820
6 $18,252 46.67% $15,973
7 $20,265 40.79% $13,960
8 $22,318 34.79% $11,907
9 $23,615 31.00% $10,610
10 $24,988 26.99% $9,237

Subaru Outback Depreciation Calculator

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If you purchase a used Subaru Outback that is 2 years old, then you could save $8,567 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 $6,838. 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.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Subaru Outback

The 2018 Subaru Outback is our top pick for the best model year value for the Outback. With the 2018, you would only pay, on average, 75% of the price as new, with 83% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2016 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
2020 $34,225 $34,225 $285 $0 0% 100%
2019 $32,770 $27,659 $329 $6,566 19.18% 83.4% Better
2018 $31,459 $23,997 $411 $3,662 13.24% 74.97% Best
2017 $31,202 $22,425 $535 $1,572 6.55% 70.16% Good
2016 $29,279 $18,370 $616 $4,055 18.08% 60.64% Better
2015 $28,840 $16,642 $782 $1,728 9.41% 54.99% Good
2014 $26,437 $13,421 $1,084 $3,221 19.35% 46.67%
2013 $26,337 $11,970 $1,227 $1,451 10.81% 40.79%
2012 $26,549 $10,558 $1,322 $1,412 11.8% 34.79%
2011 $26,016 $9,575 $1,511 $983 9.31% 31%
2010 $25,130 $8,334 $1,552 $1,241 12.96% 26.99%
2009 $23,599 $7,793 $1,779 $541 6.49% 25.48%
2008 $23,855 $7,063 $2,101 $730 9.37% 20.8%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $34,225 100%
2019 $27,659 83.4% Better
2018 $23,997 74.97% Best
2017 $22,425 70.16% Good
2016 $18,370 60.64% Better
2015 $16,642 54.99% Good
2014 $13,421 46.67%
2013 $11,970 40.79%
2012 $10,558 34.79%
2011 $9,575 31%
2010 $8,334 26.99%
2009 $7,793 25.48%
2008 $7,063 20.8%

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: