What should I be paying?
The Outback is now pretty much in a class of one in the lifted, rugged estate market. Whereas previously you had Audi’s Allroads, a Golf or Passat Alltrack, Volvo’s Cross Country models, the Skoda Octavia Scout and the Merc E-Class All-Terrain, your choice is now between the Subaru or a whole heap of much less solid SUVs.
That does make it rather difficult to assess whether the Outback is good value these days though. Prices start at £36,990 for the entry-level Limited trim, before jumping to £40,990 for the Field trim and £42,490 for the Touring.
It’s worth noting here that all trim levels get Subaru’s EyeSight active safety system as standard, although the more interesting colours like Autumn Green Metallic will cost you an extra £595.
In terms of PCP deals, you’re looking at £339 monthly repayments over four years for the base-spec Limited, if you put down a deposit of £7,290. That seems fairly reasonable for something this capable.
And speaking of capability, the Outback gets a towing capacity of up to two tonnes.