Compare Subaru Outback vs Honda CR-V

Compare the Subaru Outback to the Honda CR-V here in Grand Rapids

If you're considering the Honda CR-V for your life in Michigan, the Subaru Outback should be on the top of your list. There are a few differences between these two SUVs, most notably the wheelbase on the Subaru Outback is about five inches longer. This means you get a more comfortable and stable ride compared to the CR-V which has a more jarring, SUV-like ride quality. If you're considering the CR-V we encourage you to take a look at a few key areas and see why the Subaru Outback makes the affordable and sensible choice for you in Grand Rapids.

Performance & Capabilities

The Subaru Outback offers you two different engine choices:

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • 3.6-liter six-cylinder

The smaller of the two engines provides 175 horsepower while the larger puts out 256-horsepower. The Honda CR-V offers two engines as well, though even the more powerful engine they offer only brings you 190-horsepower. If you choose the Honda CR-V you'll miss out on the nimble acceleration and performance that the Subaru Outback provides. Another benefit of choose the Subaru Outback is that you get the legendary symmetrical all-wheel drive system included standard; while you have to pay extra to get all-wheel drive with your Honda CR-V. The Subaru system is built from the ground up, while the Honda CR-V system features a front-wheel drive base, with added hardware to make it function as an all-wheel drive system.

Safety Technology

When it comes to safety, you can't beat the 2019 Subaru Outback for life in Grandville. With the Outback you'll get the EyeSight® system included with every trim level. EyeSight® brings you pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision throttle management, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. The Honda CR-V only features a rearview camera included standard, so you'll have to pay extra to get the driver assistance features that make your life easier in Belmont.

Subaru Outback
Honda CR-V

Cargo Space
35.5 cubic feet behind rear seats
73.3 cubic feet maximum
39.2 cubic feet behind rear seats
75.8 cubic feet maximum

Interior Space

You'll love the interior of the Subaru Outback, which features a stylish design, functional layout, and premium niceties like soft-touch materials, and available features like leather-trimmed upholstery. Additional available features include woodgrain inlays, perforated leather seats, contrast stitching, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, heated seats, heated side mirrors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Honda CR-V offers many of the same features, including leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, and more.

What you'll really love about the Subaru Outback is the STARLINK™ infotainment system on a bright and clear 6.5-inch touchscreen display. The Honda CR-V features an infotainment system as well but you have to upgrade to get a touchscreen display. Standard features on the Subaru STARLINK™ system include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and much more. With the Honda CR-V you'll have to pay extra to get features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Schedule a Test Drive

To experience the Subaru Outback for yourself, come down to Fox Subaru in Grand Rapids to test drive one today! We'll help show you why it is the smart choice over the Honda CR-V.