Subaru Outback vs Honda CR-V

If you have been looking for a new crossover, you have probably been feeling a little overwhelmed by the number of options on the market. As one of the most popular segments in the industry, several brands are putting forth their best and brightest on the market.




In your research you might have seen a couple of cars that are certainly leading the competition, and two of them are the 2015 Subaru Outback and the 2015 Honda CR-V! Keep reading for a quick comparison of the two vehicles!

While the Outback does cost a few hundred more, the benefits and features that come with the vehicle make it an outstanding deal. The outback also comes equipped with an All Weather Package, heated seats, mirrors, and wipers.

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Here are a few pros and cons for the 2015 Subaru Outback and the 2015 Honda CR-V

  • Each Subaru Outback trim gets a fantastic powertrain option of a 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer H4, or a 3.6-liter Subaru Boxer H6. Each Honda CR-V, however, comes standard with a 2.4-liter I4 engine, giving you less options. 
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive comes standard on all Outback trims (not to mention all Subaru vehicles), while the All-Wheel-Drive system is only optional on the Honda CR-V. The Subaru option is more responsive, and reacts quickly to a loss of traction as well.
  • Both vehicles come with Optional driver-assist technologies that come with adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning, blind spot detection, lane change assist, lane departure warning, and more standard features. There are, however, a few more things that are exclusive to the Outback with the Subaru Eyesight system. Subaru Eyesight includes a rear cross traffic alert, and pre-collision throttle management. The Honda only gets one cool exclusive feature: Lane keep assist (which is only available on the highest trim level). As far as safety, the Outback also has 8 airbags as opposed to the CR-V's 6.
  • The Outback gets 8.7 inches of ground clearance, while the Honda CR-V gets 6.8 inches.
  • Subaru included more cargo space at 73 cubic feet with the seats down, and 36 with the seats up. This is perfect for all of your gear! You will also get more passenger volume with 108 cubic feet of space for all your family and friends.
  • The Outback's towing capacity is quite impressive with 2700 pounds for the 4-cylinder, and 3000 for the 6-cylidner. The Honda CR-V's maximum capacity is 1500.
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