Subaru Outback Fails To Make Consumer Reports More Reliable Midsize SUV

For as long as we can remember, the Subaru Outback has been on Consumer Reports’ list of the most reliable new midsize SUVs (by subscription). The 2022 Outback fails to make the most reliable new mid-size SUV in the second row class for the first time. Is there a problem with the 2022 Outback?

As recently as April, Consumer Reports ranked it 2022 on its list of the most reliable and fuel-efficient SUVs. CR said the Outback is reliable, fuel efficient, a top safety pick winner, and “ideal for around-town driving, commutes, and long trips.”

What has changed?

Consumer Reports ranks the 2022 Outback as number one of the 11 midsize SUVs you can buy. But in terms of expected reliability, they give Outback a score of 3/5. Says CR, “We expect the Outback 2022 to have about average reliability compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020, 2021 and 2022 models.”

However, Consumer Reports gives the 2022 Outback a best score out of 100 for its overall reliability and is based on its reliability track record and Subaru’s record. In turn, they gave the Nissan Murano a score of 77, the Chevrolet Trailblazer (75), the Honda Passport (58), the Ford Edge (56) and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport (41).

Subaru Outback 2022 Reliability

Consumer Reports 2022 Outback gives 5/5 for in-vehicle electronics, 5/5 for major transportation issues, and 5/5 for fuel system problems. They give Outback a perfect 5/5 in all major areas of every reported problem spot.

Remember Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback 2022 has no recalls yet and has been on the market for an entire year. The 2020 Subaru Outback (the first year of its redesign) has four recalls. The 2021 Subaru Outback has a single recall for a CVT selector lever cable nut that was not properly tightened. The drive chain may break, causing engine power loss. The fuel pump may malfunction (Defective Denso fuel pumps). The third recall was for a rearview camera that might be shut off, and the fourth was for a possible missing or missing brake bracket installation.

Is the 2022 Subaru Outback a reliable midsize SUV?

According to Consumer Reports findings, the reliability of the 2022 Subaru Outback has steadily improved since the redesign in 2020 and now gives it a perfect score of 100 in expected reliability. We’re not sure why Outback failed to create the new menu.

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We suspect the 2022 Outback will fail to make Consumer Reports’ most reliable new mid-size SUV in the second-tier segment due to problems with the redesigned 2020 models. The new Outback is a reliable car.

Should customers wait for the 2023 Outback?

The Subaru 2023 Outback mid-size SUV gets new updates with a redesigned front end and livery, the latest version of EyeSight safety technology, and a new wide-angle single camera in Touring trim levels. Subaru also updated the multimedia system in the Outback with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

When will the updated Outback 2023 be available?

The upgraded 2023 Outback will arrive in US showrooms this fall. There will be a price increase, and pricing will be announced as the retailer’s launch approaches. stay tuned

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major auto brand. He is a certified member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out our Subaru report covering all models of the Japanese auto industry. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Dennis on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.

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