Subaru Outback vs Honda CR-V

Between the John Slidell Park and Lake Pontchartrain, there’s lots to see and do around Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish. Therefore, you want a vehicle that can keep up with all the excursions you’re planning on taking.

Two highly capable SUVs are the 2019 Outback and 2019 CR-V. You may be wondering, though, which vehicle is a better fit for your lifestyle.

We’ll help address that inquiry with this Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V comparison from Honda of Slidell. Keep reading to see what these automobiles have to offer and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Subaru vs Honda Passenger & Cargo Room

Whether you’re heading to work or the Camp Salmen Nature Park, you want to make sure you and your passengers feel comfortable the whole way there. However, while that is accomplished in the Outback and CR-V, you may find a bit more stretching room inside the latter.

This is especially the case for backseat passengers, as the 2019 Honda CR-V has 39.2 inches of headroom and 40.4 inches of legroom. Meanwhile, the 2019 Subaru Outback has 38.9 inches of rear headroom and 38.1 inches of rear legroom-leaving taller riders to feel a bit more cramped.

Then, if you’re shopping at the Slidell Historic Antique District, you’ll be happy to know that the CR-V offers plenty of space to store your findings. With 39.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seats up and 75.8 cubic feet when the seats are down, items of all shapes and sizes will fit nicely inside.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Outback, which provides just 35.5 cubic feet behind the back row and 73.3 cubic feet when that row is folded down flat.

Features Inside the 2019 Outback vs 2019 CR-V

As you make your way around town, you’ll no doubt want to remain comfortable for the duration of your drive.

That’s easy to do inside the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V since they each offer lots of impressive amenities.

For one, they both have heated front seats in their upper trim levels, so you can stay cozy on especially chilly nights. The CR-V also offers a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support. With this feature, you can quickly find your footing behind the wheel for all-day comfort.

Meanwhile, the Outback offers a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, which means you may not feel as relaxed behind the wheel of this SUV.

However, both vehicles have all kinds of cutting-edge technologies available to you. For instance, you’ll have the Apple CarPlay„¢/Android Auto„¢ smartphone integration features. Simply plug your phone into the vehicle’s USB port and watch as your favorite apps appear on the display screen for easy access.

Outback vs CR-V Performance Specs

With the 2019 Outback and 2019 CR-V, driving along Interstate 10 is a breeze. After all, each SUV provides a comfortable ride, composed handling, and quick acceleration.

The Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the Subaru Outback comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque.

So, if stopped next to the Subaru at a red light, the Honda would pull out in front quicker.

You can spend more time on the road in the Honda, as well, before needing to stop and refuel. The CR-V has an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG in the EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.* Plus, you can fully maximize the fuel economy ratings thanks to the standard Eco Assist„¢ System.

Unfortunately, the Outback achieves up to an EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway MPG, leading you to need more fuel sooner than its competitor.

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Honda CR-V: Verdict

While both SUVs are quite impressive, it’s the 2019 Honda CR-V that comes out on top in this comparison.

If you want to take this vehicle for a spin near Slidell, Picayune, or St. Tammany Parish, don’t wait. Schedule a test drive at Honda of Slidell today!



* 26 city/32 highway/28 combined MPG rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined MPG rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined MPG rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.


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