The 5 Best Car Covers for Subaru Outbacks

The Subaru Outback is an outdoor warrior made to climb the most difficult terrain with ease.

So it’s used to getting dirty. But what if you’ve had a change of heart? And… you want to keep it kind of clean?!

If your terrain trawler has turned into a highway scrawler, then getting a cover is a great idea to keep it looking pretty. 

Let’s take a look at the 5 best car covers for Subaru Outbacks:

1. Motor Trend OV-741-XL1 TrueShield Waterproof SUV & Van Cover-Heavy Duty Outdoor Fleece-Lined Sonic Coating-Ultimate 6 Layer Protection (L-max Length 200")

Motor Trend has an all-weather cover that has more layers than your favorite plate of nachos.

Six of em! They also have a soft inside lining to keep your car comfortable during those cold winter nights. 

But really, they help prevent scratches. 

What else is great about this? It comes with a lock and cable, so the wind can’t steal it. Or thieves, one of the two we think. There are also some reflective strips for added visibility. 

This is a heavy-duty kind of cover if you need to keep your vehicle protected in rainy and sunny days. It’s vented and does have tie-downs for windy days. If this is your first time searching for a car cover, wind is the enemy of these. 

So if you’d like to prolong the life of your potential purchase, always make sure you tie it down if it’s in windy conditions.

 

2. AmazonBasics Premium Waterproof Car Cover, for Cars up to 204 Inch, Large Sedan

Yes, AmazonBasics likes to throw their hat in every ring. But despite having so many things going on, this behemoth of an organization does a pretty good job.

This car cover is a well-made and relatively affordable option. Like our previous example, it has soft fleece lining on the interior. 

Unlike our previous example, this has a 1-year limited warranty. So why does that elevate this so much in our eyes? Well, for many owners this product category has a short lifespan!

Car covers can rip at the seams or if you’re in extreme temperature conditions they can wear down pretty quickly. And we already told you about wind. So being sure that an all-weather cover you get will last you a year is a huge boost in our eyes.

And that’s what this is. The hem is elastic to give this a good grip on your Outback as well. In our eyes at this price point with the warranty, this is a great value. 

3. Kayme 6 Layers Car Cover Waterproof All Weather for Automobiles, Outdoor Full Cover Rain Sun UV Protection with Zipper Cotton, Universal Fit for Sedan (186"-193")

Kayme’s six-layer cover sells extremely well. And that’s because they managed to make a weatherproof option with some nice bells and whistles. 

And they did it all for a much better deal than other brands. You’ll get more and pay less for this cover than most options you’ll see anywhere. 

The side pocket mirrors are a nice touch as well. There is elastic hemming around the front and rear. And a zipper so you can get the stuff you need out of your vehicle without taking off the whole cover. 

Add to all this the inside cotton layer, and we think you have a great deal!

4. CarsCover Custom Fit 2010-2019 Subaru Outback SUV Car Cover Heavy Duty All Weatherproof Ultrashield Wagon Covers

Custom fits are always going to be more expensive but that’s because they’re catered to your vehicle.

So this CarsCover option isn’t the best on price, but on fit it’s on point. This 5 layer all weather option will keep your Outback looking snappy. 

There are side pockets for your mirrors and elastic hemming around the front and back. You’ll get a storage bag when not in use. Like we’ve stressed earlier, you will pay more for this! But, if you want the best fit it’s going to be the top choice. 

That or you can go to carscover and get the specific fit for your model year(more expensive).

5. Budge Indoor Stretch Car Cover, Luxury Indoor Protection, Soft Inner Lining, Breathable, Dustproof, Car Cover fits Cars up to 200", Gray

Finally, we have an indoor option for those of you with a garage. 

The Budge Indoor cover is a soft lightweight option that breathes well and keeps the dust off. 

This has a full elastic hemming so you’ll get a good fit. If you want a cover that will last for years(indoors) then this is our top pick. But, it is a bit expensive. 

FAQS

What is the length of my Subaru Outback?

Most likely it’s going to be between 188 inches and 191 inches. If you’d like to find the exact length of your outback, you can find this quickly with google. Just type (year+ Subaru Outback + length) and it will return your vehicles length. For example “2020 subaru outback length” will return 191 inches as the first result, pretty neat!

So why is this important? If you’re choosing a universal car cover, you want to make sure that you get a size appropriate to the length of your vehicle. Returning those is a hassle. 

How do I keep my Subaru looking great when the car cover is off?

Easy peezy! To prevent dirt, the sun and other things from messing up your beautiful Outback, consider applying a coat of car wax. These days there are synthetic options and they don’t require you to rub and scrub like paste waxes used to. You can even spray some of these on.

We wrote an article about car wax here!

Ok we get it! The outside of our car looks great but how do we keep the interior looking clean? 

To get the interior of your car looking great, consider grabbing yourself a vacuum or some seat covers. This can help prevent the buildup of those pesky crumbs. A popular portable model is the Hotor. You can take a look at that here!

Conclusion

Hopefully, this guide has helped you pick the best fit for your Outback. There are plenty of good choices here, including custom and universal fits. Universal fits tend to be more affordable, but if you’re dead set on getting a custom option you can find one at carscover

Because of its warranty and the fact that it’s an all-weather choice, we thought AmazonBasics did a great job with their cover. There are plenty of other good choices, though.

If you end up picking something from this guide, let us know how it works out. We love hearing from our readers and thanks for stopping by!

Conor

I'm the owner of Beast Auto. I live in Phoenix, Arizona. I love anything automotive related, and taking road trips all across my beautiful state.

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