Compare the New Subaru Outback to the Competition in Chicago, IL

An SUV should provide you with a versatile, spacious way to get your family around while also ensuring that you're ready for anything the road throws at you. In the Chicago area, the winters hit fast and hard, so you need a vehicle that's up to the challenge. Consider the new Subaru Outback, the iconic off-road capable crossover that puts your comfort and convenience first. There's no model out there that does it quite like the Outback can, and we encourage you to visit our dealership to explore it firsthand.

There are popular competitors out there that offer a similar experience to the one you would find in the Subaru Outback, including the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. While both can provide you with a suitable drive, the Outback takes your adventures to the next level. See how they compare to the Subaru SUV down below, and let us know if we can answer any questions for you!

Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V


The Powerful Choice

While the CR-V's engine comes standard with a turbocharger and more horsepower and torque output, it's the only option you get outside of a hybrid powertrain. The Subaru Outback offers a 2.5-liter engine and a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine that delivers 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Honda doesn't have any engine to match this setup. 


Designed to Handle the Toughest Conditions

The Subaru SUV comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, paired with X-MODE® to help you navigate snow, mud, sand, and more with ease. The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive, but you'll need to pay about $1,500 more to have it equipped.. 

LED Headlights

The Outback lineup enjoys peace of mind with the included LED Steering Responsive Headlights, features that curve with the road ahead to keep the way well-lit. The Honda CR-V doesn't offer this feature in its lineup at all.

Advanced Multimedia Included

The 2021 Subaru Outback comes standard with the STARLINK® Dual 7.0-inch Multimedia system, an infotainment setup that employs dual seven-inch touchscreens for your music, climate controls, apps, and more! You can also take advantage of standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Honda CR-V offers the same features, but not with its base model, which only equips a 5.0-inch screen.

Room for the Whole Family

Both models comfortably seat five passengers, but the Subaru Outback is a bit more spacious. The Outback lineup offers 109 cubic feet of space for everyone to stretch out in, which is more than the Honda's 105.9 cubic feet of space.

Subaru Outback vs. Toyota RAV4

More Under The Hood

The Toyota RAV4, much like the Honda CR-V, offers a base engine that enjoys a bit more standard horsepower and torque than the base Outback engine. However, the 2021 Subaru SUV also offers a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine that enjoys 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque - the RAV4 has no engine that can match this output.

Designed to Keep Up wherever Life Takes You

All Subaru Outback models come equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, along with X-MODE®, allowing you to conquer rough roads with ease. The Toyota RAV4 offers all-wheel drive, but you'll need to pay about $1,400 more to have it equipped.

Built With Safety in Mind

Both lineups employ a plethora of safety features, offering you the confidence you need to manage traffic jams and tricky road conditions safely. However, the Subaru Outback also offers a DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System and Reverse Automatic Braking, two features you won't find in the RAV4 lineup

More Room Inside

Looking for a spacious option for you and your family to enjoy on your next vacation? The Subaru Outback provides up to 109 cubic feet of interior passenger volume, easily more than the 98.9 cubic feet of space offered by the Toyota RAV4's interior.

Enough Storage to Handle All of Life

When you need to pack up and go, either option is roomy enough to match your needs. With the rear seats down, the Outback enjoys up to 75.7 cubic feet of storage space - the RAV4 only manages 69.8 cubic feet of cargo area.

Smartphone Integration

While both models offer smartphone integration and standard seven-inch touchscreens, the Subaru Outback holds an edge here, too. The Outback can upgrade to an 11.6-inch touchscreen, a size that the Toyota RAV4 can't quite match.

Test drive the new 2021 Subaru Outback today at Berman Subaru of Chicago!

We are ready to help you in any way we can at Berman Subaru of Chicago, visit us at 4330 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago, or reach us by phone at (773) 382-8227.

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