Subaru Outback Depreciation

A Subaru Outback will depreciate 45% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $19,144.

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 $4,450 87.27% $30,503 12,000 2022
2 $6,788 80.58% $28,165 24,000 2023
3 $10,419 70.19% $24,534 36,000 2024
4 $11,311 67.64% $23,642 48,000 2025
5 $15,809 54.77% $19,144 60,000 2026
6 $16,550 52.65% $18,403 72,000 2027
7 $20,290 41.95% $14,663 84,000 2028
8 $22,723 34.99% $12,230 96,000 2029
9 $23,405 33.04% $11,548 108,000 2030
10 $25,208 27.88% $9,745 120,000 2031

Subaru Outback Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $4,450 87.27% $30,503
2 $6,788 80.58% $28,165
3 $10,419 70.19% $24,534
4 $11,311 67.64% $23,642
5 $15,809 54.77% $19,144
6 $16,550 52.65% $18,403
7 $20,290 41.95% $14,663
8 $22,723 34.99% $12,230
9 $23,405 33.04% $11,548
10 $25,208 27.88% $9,745

Buying a Subaru Outback New vs Used

If you purchase a used Subaru Outback that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,788 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 $9,021. 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 $1,390 per year. This adds up to around $6,950 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 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, 70% of the price as new, with 75% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2020 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
2021 $34,953 $34,953 $278 $0 0% 100% Good
2020 $34,225 $30,194 $325 $4,759 13.62% 87.27% Better
2019 $32,770 $26,805 $399 $3,389 11.22% 80.58% Good
2018 $31,459 $22,600 $518 $4,205 15.69% 70.19% Best
2017 $31,202 $21,722 $617 $878 3.88% 67.64%
2016 $29,279 $16,809 $772 $4,913 22.62% 54.77% Better
2015 $28,840 $16,271 $1,087 $538 3.2% 52.65%
2014 $26,437 $12,302 $1,212 $3,969 24.39% 41.95%
2013 $26,337 $10,543 $1,328 $1,759 14.3% 34.99%
2012 $26,549 $10,272 $1,501 $271 2.57% 33.04%
2011 $26,016 $8,777 $1,524 $1,495 14.55% 27.88%
2010 $25,130 $7,608 $1,709 $1,169 13.32% 23.47%
2009 $23,599 $6,889 $1,977 $719 9.45% 20.81%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $34,953 100% Good
2020 $30,194 87.27% Better
2019 $26,805 80.58% Good
2018 $22,600 70.19% Best
2017 $21,722 67.64%
2016 $16,809 54.77% Better
2015 $16,271 52.65%
2014 $12,302 41.95%
2013 $10,543 34.99%
2012 $10,272 33.04%
2011 $8,777 27.88%
2010 $7,608 23.47%
2009 $6,889 20.81%

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: