Subaru calls the Outback a crossover. The truth is that it’s the best-selling wagon in America, recording 43 consecutive months of more than 10,000 units sold. The 2018 Outback also has a real shot at being the automaker's highest-volume model.
Built in Lafayette, Indiana, and now in its fifth generation, the Outback was first introduced back in 1995 as a trim level on the Legacy wagon. Struggling Subaru of America called it the “World’s First Sport Utility Wagon.” It was such a hit that it saved the company. And the 2018 Outback continues to offer families a unique combination of space, price, style, safety, and versatility, along with its staple of standard all-wheel drive.
Once unicorns, wagons have been multiplying lately. The Subaru Outback competes with the smaller Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo V60; the new Buick Regal TourX; the far more expensive Volvo V90 Cross Country and Mercedes E-Class; and a gazillion popular SUVs.