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How Does the New Subaru Outback Compare Against the Competition in New York?

The new Subaru Outback stands in a league of its own, a cross between an SUV and a wagon, for one versatile ride that shoppers near Kingston will enjoy. The latest Outback comes off of a recent redesign, with new features to enjoy and a couple of different engine options for you to enjoy. Our customers love this crossover wagon for its off-road capabilities, standard equipment, and cargo volume, even for a sleeker crossover SUV than the average.

However, pretty much any type of car has competitors, as is the nature of the retail business. We want to show you all of the advantages the Subaru Outback holds, so let us see how it competes against two challengers, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Once you finish reading, you can test drive the new Subaru Outback here at Colonial Subaru, located in Kingston, NY and less than 45 minutes outside of Gardiner.

New Subaru Outback vs Honda CR-V

  • Ultimately, the Subaru Outback begins at a lower starting price, when you factor in destination charges and other costs. You also get to enjoy more standard features than you would with the new Honda CR-V.
  • The Outback presents a great choice for off-roading and the morning commute in Albany. This crossover wagon weighs less than the new CR-V and holds up to 18.5 gallons of unleaded fuel, giving it an excellent long-term fuel economy. The CR-V holds up to 14 gallons of fuel.
  • If you and your passengers want to enjoy a bit more headroom and legroom, you might enjoy the 109 cubic feet the Subaru Outback provides, versus the 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume from the Honda CR-V.
  • The base trims of the Outback feature the signature integrated roof rail crossbars, for a functional roof rack in seconds, while other trims feature a windshield wiper de-icer. While roof rails may come available on the highest trim level of the CR-V, roof racks must get purchased additionally while the windshield wiper de-icer remains whole unavailable.
  • The Subaru STARLINK™ multimedia system offers compatibility with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto, for seamless smartphone integration, no matter which trim you choose. Both the Outback and CR-V feature Pandora® compatibility, but the base trim of the CR-V does not offer full smartphone compatibility.


New Subaru Outback vs Toyota RAV4

  • As with the CR-V, the Outback offers a lot more for a lower starting price, almost $1,000 less than the starting price of the Toyota RAV4.
  • Despite the Toyota brand's reputation for fuel economy, the RAV4 SUV falls short, traveling an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city of Woodstock and holding up top 14.5 gallons of fuel. The Subaru Outback can travel up to 26 mpg in the city, with an 18.5-gallon fuel capacity.
  • After its recent redesign, the interior space of the Outback remained unchanged with 109 cubic feet. The Toyota RAV4's passenger volume decreased with its redesign, and it now offers only 98.5 cubic feet of space for five passengers.
  • While the engine of the Toyota RAV4 might offer more horsepower, the Outback offers more capability and can tow 2,700 lbs., with its engine. The RAV4 tows up to 1,500 lbs., which diminishes the types of campers and trailers you can bring with you to Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz.
  • The base trims of the Toyota RAV4 offer available roof rails, but a functional rack must get purchased as an accessory or as part of a higher trim level. The base trims of the Subaru Outback provide integrated crossbars, converting the rails into a rack which can hold up to 150 lbs.

Check Out the Subaru Outback Today

As you can see, the Subaru Outback takes on comparable challengers with style and excellence. If you want to experience the Subaru Outback for yourself, up close and personal, we invite you to take one for a test drive here at Colonial Subaru in Kingston, NY. Shoppers in Newburgh will find us less than an hour north of their hometown. See you soon!