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2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V Hybrid

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2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$30,560 to $36,350
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $28,654 to $33,511 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 40 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 35 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda CR-V Hybrid offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Outback. The Subaru Outback will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda CR-V Hybrid, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda CR-V Hybrid or the Subaru Outback, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Honda CR-V Hybrid is much higher than that for the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V Hybrid is about the same width as the Subaru Outback. If you go with the Honda CR-V Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
The Honda CR-V Hybrid has much lower torque than the Subaru Outback, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda CR-V Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Honda CR-V Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Honda CR-V Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V Hybrid and the Subaru Outback. The Honda CR-V Hybrid has less cargo space than the Subaru Outback, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Outback.