Subaru Outback takes on the Competition

Why the Subaru Outback is the Family Vehicle for Adventuresome Kingston, New York, Drivers

One look at the Subaru Outback and you'll know there's nothing else quite like it. A crossover wagon of sorts, this adventure-ready vehicle is the ideal daily driver for those that need generous passenger or cargo space, good fuel efficiency, and all-wheel drive (AWD). With the harsh winters we see here in the Kingston, Wappingers Falls, Rhinebeck and Catskill area, AWD definitely suits the needs of Colonial Subaru customers. The Outback's elongated body and low roof height make for a highly practical and accommodating design.

We encourage you to drop by our showroom for a firsthand look at why the Outback is the family vehicle of choice for so many Kingston area drivers. For some insight into what makes Outback is a great alternative to both massive family vehicles like the Toyota Highlander, and traditional compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V, via the quick comparison below:

The Subaru Outback versus the Honda CR-V

  • The Outback comes equipped with a standard touchscreen infotainment interface with smartphone app integration. You have to invest in a more expensive CR-V model for access to these features.
  • Standard AWD is a rarity in the midsize SUV segment, and downright unheard of in the compact class. The Outback, however, comes equipped with standard symmetrical AWD, while CR-V drivers have to pay more for available AWD.
  • The Outback is longer, wider, and taller than the CR-V, which makes for greater interior cargo volume and passenger space.
  • Available SUBARU STARLINKā„¢ Connected Services includes emergency telematics, and it can be further enhanced with Safety Plus and Security Plus upgrades of remote access functionality and stolen vehicle recovery. The CR-V cannot come factory-equipped with these technologies.

The Subaru Outback versus the Toyota Highlander

  • Right off the bat, you'll save thousands of dollars by going with the Outback over the Highlander.
  • The Outlander's sleek body shape affords it significant weight savings over the Highlander. A more agile design makes for a tighter turning radius and much better fuel efficiency than the Highlander as well.
  • Thoughtful features can make all the different with a family vehicle, and Subaru puts some nice extras as standard features in the Outback. A standard roof rack, LED brake lights, an illuminated glove box, and smartphone app integration for the touchscreen infotainment system.
  • The Outback stands out once again for its standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, as the Highlander makes drivers pay more for AWD.