The Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru Outback continue the brand's tradition of providing you with a dependable vehicle that can safely carry all your cargo.

Which one offers more of what you're looking for? Prestige Subaru helps drivers near Turnersville, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel decide with this Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Outback comparison!

Subaru Crosstrek vs Subaru Outback Engine Performance

Both the Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru Outback are equipped with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to give you a safe, stable performance while also maximizing efficiency.

The Crosstrek runs on a 2.0L SUBARU BOXER® engine that gets up to 152 horsepower. This works with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a Lineatronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Plus, this powertrain lets the vehicle tow up to 1,500 pounds and get an EPA-estimated 27 city and 33 highway MPG.

The Outback is the larger SUV and offers more power. Its base engine is a 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® that gets 175 horsepower and works with the same CVT. A 3.6L SUBARU BOXER® engine that gets 256 horsepower is also available, this one working with a High-Torque CVT. With its larger engines, the Outback can tow up to 2,700 pounds. The CVT design also helps with its fuel economy, letting it get up to an EPA-estimated 25 city and 32 highway MPG.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Subaru Outback Interior Dimensions

There's comfortable seating for up to five people inside both the Subaru  Crosstrek and Subaru Outback. Both SUVs were made to carry a lot of cargo while still providing everyone with a comfortable ride.

The Crosstrek interior has a passenger volume of 100.9 cubic feet, including 36.5 inches of rear legroom. The Outback's passenger volume is 108.1 cubic feet and gives passengers in the back seat 38.1 inches of rear legroom.

Behind the seats, the Crosstrek has a roomy trunk with 20.8 cubic feet of space for storage. To make room for more, just fold down the 60/40 split-folding rear seats and you'll have up to 55.3 cubic feet of cargo room. The Outback also comes with standard 60/40 split-folding seats. Its spacious trunk gives you 35.5 cubic feet with the seats up, and with the back row folded down, you'll have an enormous 73.3 cubic feet of cargo room.

These SUVs are also made to tackle the outdoors and tough terrain. As such, both were built with an 8.7-inch ground clearance so that you can get up and over any bumps in the road with ease.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Subaru Outback Media & Technology

The Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru Outback are both focused on providing you with a safe, fun ride. To do that, they each offer tons of driver assistance and infotainment features.

On top of an advanced airbag system, both SUVs feature the EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology package. This helps prevent accidents before they can even occur by using intelligent features. These include:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management

In addition to that, there's just as much technology to improve your driving experience. Both the Crosstrek and Outback feature the SUBARU STARLINK™ infotainment system. This gives you a high-resolution touchscreen in your dashboard that provides you with navigation, hands-free phone calls through Bluetooth®, and music through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Test Drive a Subaru at Prestige Subaru

Visit Prestige Subaru to test drive a dependable Subaru vehicle. Both the Crosstrek and Outback offer drivers near Turnersville, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel a safe, efficient, and comfortable ride in a reliable SUV.

To learn more about this Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Outback comparison, contact us or visit our dealership!

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