2019 Subaru Outback vs. Competition


Compare the Subaru Outback


vs. the Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, & Hyundai Santa Fe


Boasting a KBB award for Best Resale Value, a Top Safety Pick+ accolade from the IIHS, and ALG's prestigious Residual Value Award, the Subaru Outback stands out among a sea of SUVs. When our customers seek a model that can be reliable, long-lasting, and safe, they know that the Subaru brand is their ticket to getting what they want, and when you compare the Outback to the Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, and Hyundai Santa Fe, you get to see how it further stands out.


Once you've taken the time to research, come down for a test drive, and you'll see for yourself how it compares to the other models you've driven. Whether you're upgrading your sedan to a more spacious model, or you are trading one Subaru for another, you can't go wrong with the Outback.


Subaru Outback vs. Ford Edge

  • You can always rely on the Outback to provide you with reliable AWD, but in the Edge, you'll have to pay a lot more to equip this option, and you'd already be paying more for the base trim with FWD than you would the AWD base Outback.
  • The Outback offers better fuel economy than the Edge does, and that's in city and highway driving.
  • If you need to tow, the Outback provides 2,700 pounds of towing, while the Edge offers just 1,500 pounds.
  • The Edge comes standard with a 4.2-inch touchscreen LCD screen, while the standard touchscreen size in the Outback is 6.5 inches, and an eight-inch upgrade won't cost as much as it will in the Edge.
  • For cargo space, both models offer comparable cargo volume so you can travel where you like and not leave anything behind.
  • Heated seats, power lumbar support, and leather interior are things you can get for less in the Outback than you can in the Edge.

Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V

  • The CR-V doesn't list a towing capacity, so it stands to reason that it isn't offering more than the Outback, which provides 2,700 pounds of maximum towing.
  • The Outback offers EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that includes pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control, among others. The CR-V doesn't offer these features on the base trim level.
  • Looking for an eight-inch touchscreen? The Outback offers an eight-inch upgrade for less than the CR-V does for its seven-inch touchscreen.
  • The CR-V is another model offering AWD as an option, which we know the Outback does automatically without raising the price tag.

Subaru Outback vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

  • The Santa Fe is another model that charges more for AWD, and even its FWD base trim costs more than the AWD base trim Outback.
  • For better fuel economy in the city and on the highway, choose the Outback over the Santa Fe.
  • After you've equipped the optional AWD feature in the Santa Fe, and selected the trim that offers forward collision prevention and lane keep assist, you'll have spent more than you would have if you'd chosen the Outback, which offers these same features standard.
  • When you fold the seats, you'll get more cargo space in the Outback than you will in the Santa Fe.
  • To get an eight-inch touchscreen and AWD in the Santa Fe, you'll have to spend more than $37,000 for the Ultimate trim, while the Outback offers AWD standard, and an eight-inch upgrade on the 2.5 Premium trim and spend much less to do so.
  • Don't expect to tow your small boat, trailer, or camper with the Santa Fe, because it doesn't have a maximum towing capacity quite like the Outback, which gives you up to 2,700 pounds to work with.

Are you ready to explore the Subaru Outback? Visit us for a test drive today.

Bert Smith Subaru

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Directions Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

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