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2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Honda CR-V Review

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2021 Subaru
Outback

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2021 Honda
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MSRP*
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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

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

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

Handling
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.

Performance
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.

Utility
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.

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