2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT


2020 Subaru Outback with CVT
$25,150 MSRP*


$26,645 MSRP


28 mpg**

MPG City

26 mpg
34 mpg**

MPG Highway

33 mpg
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

75.7 cubic feet
39.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space Behind Rear Seats

32.5 cubic feet


If you’re in the market for a sporty and well-equipped compact SUV, the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Subaru Outback are most likely at the top of your list. Both are capable vehicles, but which one offers more efficient performance and room for cargo at an affordable price? Find out in this Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback comparison from Airport Marina Honda. 



Outback or CR-V: MSRP 

The base Subaru Outback trim with CVT starts at $26,645 MSRP, and the entry-level Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT has a starting MSRP of $25,150.* That’s a difference of $1,495 and could be the deciding factor for some Torrance-area drivers. Whether you are looking to buy or would prefer a CR-V lease, the Honda SUV is the more budget-friendly choice.

Outback or CR-V: MPG & Performance

Westchester drivers want a vehicle that can get up to speed on the 405, and the CR-V LX not only offers a more get-up-and-go, but it is also more fuel efficient. Compare the performance specs for both base models to see which will best suit your driving needs.

  • Engine: The Honda CR-V LX comes standard with a 190-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 179 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Outback is powered by a 182-hp 2.5L four-cylinder that can generate 176 lb-ft of torque. 
  • Transmission & Drivetrain: With either the Outback or CR-V, you’ll enjoy a responsive and smooth-shifting Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Outback is equipped with standard all-wheel drive, while the CR-V gives you a choice between 2WD and Honda Real-Time AWD™.
  • MPG Ratings: The base Outback trim with CVT is rated at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway, and the CR-V LX with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/34mpg highway**. You’ll get more out of every tank of gas by choosing the Honda.

Outback or CR-V: Dimensions

The Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback can both seat up to five people, and each features 60/40-split folding rear seats, which allow you to configure the interior to maximize cargo space. With the rear seats folded down, the CR-V LX cargo capacity is 75.8 cubic feet, as opposed to the Outback, which has 75.7 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down. When all the seats are in place, the CR-V LX trim offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Subaru Outback only promises 32.5 cubic feet.

Test Drive the Honda CR-V Today at Airport Marina Honda 

Browse our new CR-V inventory online, and then schedule a test drive at Airport Marina Honda to see how this smart compact SUV handles on the open road. If you have questions about the CR-V features such as the standard Honda Sensing® safety suite, please feel free to contact us.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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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