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Honda CR-V vs Subaru Outback

A versatile SUV or crossover, like the Honda CR-V or Subaru Outback, is a smart choice for everyone from families to drivers who like to take on some trails on the weekends. So, which one has more of what you want in your next car?

To help drivers in Peoria, Glendale, and Sun City decide, Arrowhead Honda looks at what each one has to offer in this Honda CR-V vs Subaru Outback comparison.  Contact us today for more information!

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Storage Space & Cargo Capability

The Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback each feature large, roomy interiors. Both offer comfortable seating for up to five people with a choice between cloth and leather seats. Each one is also capable of carrying lots of cargo.

The Honda features a spacious trunk with 39.2 cubic feet of space. If you’ve got more to load and need more space, you can use the Easy Fold-down 60/40 Split Rear Seat to get up to 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room. Packing up is also convenient, even when you’ve got a lot to carry, thanks to the Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate.

When comparing the Honda CR-V vs Subaru Outback, the Outback features less space, even with the back seats folded down. The trunk has just 35.5 cubic feet, while the maximum cargo capacity is only 73.3 cubic feet. While there’s a Power Rear Gate, it doesn’t offer hands-free access, so you still have to put your bags down to get your keys out.

Fuel Economy

Among other things, the Honda CR-V is designed to help you have an efficient drive. Both the engines that it offers can help you driver further in between stops for gas, whether you’re commuting downtown or on a long road trip. The most efficient engine is a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that can get up to an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 34 MPG highway on EX, EX-L, and Touring trims[i].

The Subaru Outback can’t offer the same kind of fuel economy. While it’s an efficient crossover that also works with a CVT and offers two engines, its 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine can only get up to an EPA-estimated 25 MPG city and 32 MPG highway.

Style & Design

While both the Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback feature a comfortable and stylish interior, the exterior of the Honda has a classier overall design. It features a sleek, streamlined aesthetic that will blend in anywhere and look great whether you’re taking it on a camping trip, going out to dinner, or running errands.

The Subaru appears capable but has a rugged design with awkward accents. It really only looks at home when its off-roading or driving through tough weather.

Honda CR-V vs Subaru Outback: Test Drive

Visit Arrowhead Honda to learn more about this Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback comparison and take a test drive. The Honda CR-V offers convenient cargo room, great fuel economy, and a stylish design to drivers and families in Phoenix, West Valley, and Surprise.

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[i] 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.