Subaru Outback Ground Clearance (2008 - 2020)

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The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback ranges from 8.4 to 8.7 inches depending on trim, option package and model year.

The 2020 Subaru Outback with the Limited trim has the highest ground clearance of 8.7 inches while the 2009 Subaru Outback with the Outback I trim has the lowest ground clearance of 8.4 inches.

For Comparison:

  • The 2020 Toyota Corolla (Mid-Size Sedan) has a ground clearance of 5.1".
  • The 2020 Jeep Cherokee (SUV) has a ground clearance of 8.7".
  • The 2020 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 SuperCab (Full-Size Pickup) has a ground clearance of 9.3".

The table below shows a sampling of the ground clearances for the Subaru Outback. Scroll down to see the complete year-by-year data.

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Subaru Outback Ground Clearances
YearTrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)Min. Ground Clearance (Metric)
20208.7 inches22.1 cm
2020Limited8.7 inches22.1 cm
20192.5i8.7 inches22.1 cm
20192.5i Limited8.7 inches22.1 cm
2018i H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2018i Limited H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2017i H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2017i Limited H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2016i H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2016i Limited H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2015i H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2015i Limited H48.7 inches22.1 cm
2014Outback I8.7 inches22.1 cm
2014Outback I Limited8.7 inches22.1 cm
2013Outback I8.7 inches22.1 cm
2013Outback I Limited8.7 inches22.1 cm
2012Outback I8.7 inches22.1 cm
2012Outback I Limited8.7 inches22.1 cm
2011Outback i8.7 inches22.1 cm
2010Outback i8.7 inches22.1 cm
2009Outback I8.4 inches21.3 cm
2008Outback8.4 inches21.3 cm

Ground Clearance: Quick Jump To Subaru Outback Model Year

2020 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

2020 Subaru Outback,
2020 Subaru Outback,

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2020 is 8.7 inches.

2020 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
8.7 inches
Limited8.7 inches
Limited XT8.7 inches
Onyx Edition XT8.7 inches
Premium8.7 inches
Touring8.7 inches
Touring XT8.7 inches
XT Limited8.7 inches
XT Onyx Edition8.7 inches
XT Touring8.7 inches

2019 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2019 is 8.7 inches.

2019 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
2.5i8.7 inches
2.5i Limited8.7 inches
3.6R Limited8.7 inches
2.5i Premium8.7 inches
2.5i Touring8.7 inches
3.6R Touring8.7 inches
i H48.7 inches
i Limited H48.7 inches
i Premium H48.7 inches
i Touring H48.7 inches
R Limited H68.7 inches
R Touring H68.7 inches

2018 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

2018 Subaru Outback,
2018 Subaru Outback,

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2018 is 8.7 inches.

2018 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
i H48.7 inches
i Limited H48.7 inches
i Premium H48.7 inches
i Touring H48.7 inches
R Limited H68.7 inches
R Touring H68.7 inches

2017 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

2017 Subaru Outback,
2017 Subaru Outback,

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2017 is 8.7 inches.

2017 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
i H48.7 inches
i Limited H48.7 inches
i Premium H48.7 inches
i Touring H48.7 inches
R Limited H68.7 inches
R Touring H68.7 inches

2016 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2016 is 8.7 inches.

2016 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
i H48.7 inches
i Limited H48.7 inches
i Premium H48.7 inches
R Limited H68.7 inches

2015 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2015 is 8.7 inches.

2015 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
i H48.7 inches
i Limited H48.7 inches
i Premium H48.7 inches
R Limited H68.7 inches

2014 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2014 is 8.7 inches.

2014 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
Outback I8.7 inches
Outback I Limited8.7 inches
Outback I Premium8.7 inches
Outback R Limited H68.7 inches

2013 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2013 is 8.7 inches.

2013 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
Outback I8.7 inches
Outback I Limited8.7 inches
Outback I Premium8.7 inches
Outback R8.7 inches
Outback R Limited8.7 inches

2012 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2012 is 8.7 inches.

2012 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
Outback I8.7 inches
Outback I Limited8.7 inches
Outback I Premium8.7 inches
Outback R8.7 inches
Outback R Limited8.7 inches
Outback R Premium8.7 inches

2011 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2011 is 8.7 inches.

2011 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
Outback i8.7 inches
Outback i Limited8.7 inches
Outback i Premium8.7 inches
Outback R8.7 inches
Outback R Limited8.7 inches
Outback R Premium8.7 inches

2010 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2010 is 8.7 inches.

2010 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
Outback i8.7 inches
Outback i Limited8.7 inches
Outback i Premium8.7 inches
Outback R8.7 inches
Outback R Limited8.7 inches
Outback R Premium8.7 inches

2009 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2009 is between 8.4 inches and 8.7 inches.

2009 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
Outback I8.4 inches
Outback I Limited8.4 inches
Outback I Special Edition A8.4 inches
Outback XT Limited8.7 inches
3.0 R Limited8.4 inches

2008 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of the Subaru Outback in 2008 is between 8.4 inches and 8.7 inches.

2008 Subaru Outback Ground Clearance
TrimMin. Ground Clearance (Imp.)
Outback8.4 inches
Outback I8.4 inches
Outback I L.L. Bean8.4 inches
Outback I L.L. Bean Ltd8.4 inches
Outback I Limited8.4 inches
Outback XT Limited8.7 inches
Outback L.L. Bean8.4 inches

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