2019 Subaru Outback vs 2018 Honda CR-V | What's the Difference?

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2019 Subaru Outback 2018 Honda CR-V Versus

2019 Subaru Outback

vs.

2018 Honda CR-V

2.5-liter DOHC

Engine

2.4-liter 4-cylinder
25 city / 32 hwy

Fuel Economy

26 city / 32 hwy
175 HP

Horsepower

184 HP

Differences Between 2019 Subaru Outback & 2018 Honda CR-V

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The 2018 Honda CR-V has long been a top seller, and one of the reasons for this is the affordability of the base trim. However, the base CR-V doesn't boast as many standard features, and although it's certainly a mid-size suitable for hauling around the entire family, its interior isn't any larger than that of the 2019 Outback, and it's also a bit more cluttered. Standard safety features are lacking as well. Below, these two models are compared in more detail.

Interior Design

There's nothing truly flashy about the interior of the 2019 Subaru Outback, but everything is designed for comfort and functionality. The forward control layout is grouped mostly below the screen display, and all of the function buttons are within easy reach of the driver. The Outback has a rather soft suspension system that eases out the bumps, making for a comfortable ride over uneven road surfaces. The front seats are incredibly plush, and they're also extra-wide. There's no lack of elbow room for the driver and front passenger. The uplevel trims feature leather upholstery, wood grain interior trim, and a heated steering wheel. The 2018 Honda CR-V also has a spacious interior, but one has to fold down all the rear seats in order to get a desired amount of cargo space. The uplevel trims come with a power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar adjustment, but unfortunately this feature doesn't extend to the front passenger seat.


2019 Subaru Outback Interior

Standard Safety Features

There's a bit change for 2019 Outback, and that's the inclusion of adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and active lane control as standard on all new Subaru Outback trims. Very few models at any price can boast this. Hill descent control and hill holding assist are also included across the trim lineup. All but the base trim can be purchased with the famous Subaru EyeSight safety suite package, and this adds on blind-spot monitoring and automatic high-beam headlights. The EyeSight package is renowned for its positive influence on insurance premiums. Add to this the all-time all-wheel drive that's standard on all Outback versions, and the result is a very safe vehicle with top safety scores. The 2018 Honda CR-V base trim comes with no advanced safety systems at all, and although all-wheel drive is optional on the lower trims, adding this feature bumps up the price tag.


2019 Subaru Outback Exterior

Affordability

The 2019 Subaru Outback is a good buy, not just because the price tag is reasonable to begin with but also because of the inclusion of so many standard high-tech and safety systems without the need to purchase an options package. Like just about every other Subaru model, the Outback combines years of faithful service with an extraordinary high resale value. This isn't quite the case for the Honda C-RV. It depreciates more quickly than does the Outback, and unless a package that adds on upgraded high-tech and the desired safety systems is purchased, it simply isn't as good of an investment.


The new 2019 Subaru Outback model is arriving on the Proctor Subaru sales lot, and now is the time to get the best deal on this well-crafted, extremely safe mid-size crossover. Take it for a test drive today, and contact us at Proctor Subaru to get the latest information on current inventory. You'll see how favorably this model compares to the Honda CR-V.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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