Subaru Outback Depreciation

A Subaru Outback will depreciate 24% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $29,212.

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 $38,231 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 $3,976 89.60% $34,255 12,000 2022
2 $4,588 88.00% $33,643 24,000 2023
3 $4,760 87.55% $33,471 36,000 2024
4 $6,411 83.23% $31,820 48,000 2025
5 $9,019 76.41% $29,212 60,000 2026
6 $10,957 71.34% $27,274 72,000 2027
7 $13,889 63.67% $24,342 84,000 2028
8 $17,139 55.17% $21,092 96,000 2029
9 $20,369 46.72% $17,862 108,000 2030
10 $22,468 41.23% $15,763 120,000 2031

Subaru Outback Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,976 89.60% $34,255
2 $4,588 88.00% $33,643
3 $4,760 87.55% $33,471
4 $6,411 83.23% $31,820
5 $9,019 76.41% $29,212
6 $10,957 71.34% $27,274
7 $13,889 63.67% $24,342
8 $17,139 55.17% $21,092
9 $20,369 46.72% $17,862
10 $22,468 41.23% $15,763

Buying a Subaru Outback New vs Used

If you purchase a used Subaru Outback that is 2 years old, then you could save $4,588 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 $4,431. 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 $1,418 per year. This adds up to around $7,090 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 2021 Subaru Outback is our top pick for the best model year value for the Outback. With the 2021, you would only pay, on average, 90% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 and 2019 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
2022 $38,231 $38,231 $285 $0 0% 100%
2021 $38,147 $34,510 $332 $3,721 9.73% 89.6% Best
2020 $34,225 $30,118 $406 $4,392 12.73% 88% Better
2019 $32,770 $29,215 $524 $903 3% 87.55% Better
2018 $31,459 $26,807 $623 $2,408 8.24% 83.23% Good
2017 $31,202 $24,621 $778 $2,186 8.15% 76.41% Good
2016 $29,279 $21,980 $1,093 $2,641 10.73% 71.34%
2015 $28,840 $19,581 $1,219 $2,399 10.91% 63.67%
2014 $26,437 $15,921 $1,335 $3,660 18.69% 55.17%
2013 $26,337 $13,812 $1,508 $2,109 13.25% 46.72%
2012 $26,549 $12,475 $1,530 $1,337 9.68% 41.23%
2011 $26,016 $11,179 $1,715 $1,296 10.39% 36.38%
2010 $25,130 $9,574 $1,984 $1,605 14.36% 30.2%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2022 $38,231 100%
2021 $34,510 89.6% Best
2020 $30,118 88% Better
2019 $29,215 87.55% Better
2018 $26,807 83.23% Good
2017 $24,621 76.41% Good
2016 $21,980 71.34%
2015 $19,581 63.67%
2014 $15,921 55.17%
2013 $13,812 46.72%
2012 $12,475 41.23%
2011 $11,179 36.38%
2010 $9,574 30.2%

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: