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2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Review

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$26,795 to $39,945
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$25,350 to $35,150
Invoice* $25,187 to $37,240 $24,169 to $32,407
MPG - City 23 - 26 27 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 32 - 34
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
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

Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Subaru Outback than the Honda CR-V. The Subaru Outback will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda CR-V.

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). The Subaru Outback is somewhat more expensive than the Honda CR-V. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Outback carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Honda CR-V.

The Subaru Outback is about the same width as the Honda CR-V. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Outback, which is slightly longer than the Honda CR-V.

With similar torque, the Subaru Outback and the Honda CR-V are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

The Subaru Outback has a smaller turning radius than the Honda CR-V, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Honda CR-V for pulling heavy loads. The Subaru Outback has a little less horsepower than the Honda CR-V.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Honda CR-V. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Subaru Outback as you will in the Honda CR-V.

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