Subaru Outback Depreciation

Subaru Outback Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid % Left Years Left Net Used Value ®
2020 $34,225 $34,225 $217 $0 0% 100% 100% 12 0
2019 $32,770 $27,792 $261 $6,433 18.8% 84.01% 91.67% 11 7.66
2018 $31,459 $23,466 $342 $4,326 15.57% 73.51% 83.33% 10 9.82
2017 $31,202 $22,436 $466 $1,030 4.39% 70.41% 75% 9 4.59
2016 $29,279 $18,569 $548 $3,867 17.24% 61.55% 66.67% 8 5.12
2015 $28,840 $16,273 $713 $2,296 12.36% 53.95% 58.33% 7 4.38
2014 $26,437 $13,468 $1,015 $2,805 17.24% 47.1% 50% 6 2.9
2013 $26,337 $11,554 $1,158 $1,914 14.21% 39.47% 41.67% 5 2.2
2012 $26,549 $9,974 $1,253 $1,580 13.67% 32.85% 33.33% 4 0.48
2011 $26,016 $8,788 $1,442 $1,186 11.89% 28.24% 25% 3 -3.24
2010 $25,130 $7,900 $1,484 $888 10.1% 25.53% 16.67% 2 -8.86
2009 $23,599 $7,081 $1,711 $819 10.37% 22.76% 8.33% 1 -14.43
2008 $23,855 $6,551 $2,033 $530 7.48% 18.94% 0% 0 -18.94
Year Price % Paid % Left NUV ®
2020 $34,225 100% 100% 0
2019 $27,792 84.01% 91.67% 7.66
2018 $23,466 73.51% 83.33% 9.82
2017 $22,436 70.41% 75% 4.59
2016 $18,569 61.55% 66.67% 5.12
2015 $16,273 53.95% 58.33% 4.38
2014 $13,468 47.1% 50% 2.9
2013 $11,554 39.47% 41.67% 2.2
2012 $9,974 32.85% 33.33% 0.48
2011 $8,788 28.24% 25% -3.24
2010 $7,900 25.53% 16.67% -8.86
2009 $7,081 22.76% 8.33% -14.43
2008 $6,551 18.94% 0% -18.94
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About The Numbers

Our depreciation figures are calculated by aggregating then analyzing pricing, sales and other related automotive data sets.

Here are some brief descriptions of the columns:
  • Year - The vehicle model year.
  • New Price - The geometric mean new price paid of that model year grouped by most the popular trim levels.
  • Current Price - The geometric mean listing price of a used model of that year grouped by the same trim levels.
  • Maintenance - Estimated maintenance and repair costs during that year of ownership.
  • $ Decline - Year over Year price decline.
  • % Decline - Year over Year percentage of decline.
  • % Paid - Percentage paid of the original price.
  • % Left - Percentage left of reliable years of the vehicle.
  • Years Left - Current industry average of years remaining with predictable maintenance and repair costs.
  • Net Used Value ® - Our ranking & sorting index to help you find the model years with the most value.
2,344,925 total data points last analyzed on 04/16/2020.
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Our Subaru Outback Depreciation Analysis and Recommendations

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 2018, 2019 & 2016 Subaru Outback model years are currently the best values.

On average, expect to pay only 74% of the original cost with 83% of the vehicle's lifetime remaining for a 2018 Outback. That gives it a Net Used Value® score of 9.82 which factors in annual maintenance costs, price decline, reliable years left and available inventory.

Also consider the 2019 & 2016 Outback model years. Those currently have a generally low risk of any significant depreciation over the next several years.

Own a 2018 Subaru Outback?

While we would advise holding onto this vehicle for a few years, that's not always the plan. Dealers have access to similar figures so they know that your vehicle has a low risk of depreciation.