Compare The Subaru Outback vs Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, & Nissan Rogue

Outback vs Honda CR-V

Subaru Outback Takes on its Honda Contender in Fairfield, CA

Between the Confidence in Motion nameplate's flagship SUV and upstarts in the segment like the Honda CR-V compact, the competition's stiff. But once you see how Subaru Outback fares thanks to a feature-laden build prepared to go more than the extra mile both on the road and off the beaten path, we at Fairfield Subaru are sure you'll be convinced of its prowess.

Off-Road Performance From Fairfield to Wide-Open Napa

  • To Honda's single engine, Outback offers a choice of two capable engine builds, and though Subaru's sport utility puts out 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque to Honda's 184 and 180 pound-feet, Outback's engine displacement's a step ahead -- 2498 cc to Honda's 2356 cc. That means Outback uses power more effectively.
  • It's all thanks to Subaru Outback's 18.5-gallon fuel tank. Honda weighs in with one at 14.0 gallons. Plus, Outback offers up to 25 mpg in the city against Honda's 26 mpg, and each has the same 32 mpg highway mileage. That translates to fewer trips to the pump, and at a comparable fuel economy.
  • What's more, you'll need the maneuverability to go with the off-road chops. Subaru Outback's 36.1-foot curb-to-curb turning circle bests Honda CR-V's (37.4 feet) by over a foot. So when it comes to precision and stability, Outback has the edge, especially with its longer wheelbase, 108.1 inches to the 104.7 offered in CR-V.
  • Big trips require sizable hauls. Subaru Outback's capable of towing up to 2700 pounds. Honda CR-V lags, capable of carrying only 1500 pounds.

A Host of Tech for the Wild Blue Yonder, from Walnut Creek to Vacaville and Beyond

  • Your choice of infotainment abounds in Subaru Outback. Take advantage of an available STARLINK™ 6.5-inch Multimedia system in its base, or opt for an available STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus or STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation throughout higher trims. Honda CR-V's 5-inch Color LCD and optional upper-trim 7-inch, high-resolution Display Audio touchscreen are both fewer and smaller options.
  • All-wheel drive comes standard in Outback, and that means all-terrain and all-weather capabilities wherever the open road takes you. Honda's all-wheel drive system remains optional in its base trim and higher.
  • Outback and CR-V may each showcase proprietary electronic control systems – a Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control respectively -- but Subaru's safety features are more numerous.
  • Upper Outback trims put on proud display STARLINK™ Safety and Security connected services to help keep you secure during your trip, alongside driver-assist tech like its nameplate's EyeSight® suite, which incorporates Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, and more. Plus, you can take advantage in higher trims of Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking. Honda CR-V's upper echelons offer Honda Sensing™ technology, but it comprehends only Collision and Road Departure Mitigation Systems, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, auto high beams, a Blind Spot Monitoring System, and a Cross Traffic Monitor.

Diverse Trim Levels Complete with Available Special Options to Bring It All Home

  • Subaru Outback ranges in build and feature combination from its base 2.5i to step-up 2.5i Premium and 2.5i Limited, all the way to a 2.5i Touring trim to go the distance. Plus, you can choose a 3.6R Limited or 3.6R Touring trim for the height of premium perks. Should upgrading your terrain commander become your forte, Outback makes available an optional Power Moonroof Package with Power Rear Gate along with four different EyeSight Driver Assist Technology/STARLINK™ packages. Each of the latter contains configurations to suit a variety of driving needs and tastes. Honda CR-V's ascent from base LX through mid-range EX and EX-L to its Touring trim comprises but four choices, and accessories are available by individual demand.

Take a Subaru Outback for a Thrilling Test Drive Here at Fairfield Subaru, and See What We Mean

That spin to define all spins is right around the corner here at our 2525 Martin Road in Fairfield, CA, just a scenic California drive from Napa, nearby Walnut Creek, or points nigh like Vacaville. You're welcome to browse our expansive Subaru Outback selection from the comfort of home, and when it's time to experience one for yourself, be sure to stop by and visit us!

Outback vs Toyota RAV4

Against Stiff Toyota Competition, Subaru Outback Speeds to Fairfield and Victory

On the trail of adventure and off the beaten path through terrain perils and vacation promise, you'll be hard-pressed to orienteer with a better guide than Subaru Outback. Even against segment standouts like the Toyota RAV4, Subaru's flagship SUV takes the drive further over the horizon, and we at Fairfield Subaru think you'll find plenty in Outback's build full of features to take you off-grid better prepared.

When it Comes to Power and Performance, Outback Goes the Extra Mile

  • In Subaru's sport utility, you have a choice of two engine options, a 2.5-liter or 3.6-liter, 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER, specially designed horizontally opposed for low-center-of-gravity balance and efficient power delivery. In Toyota RAV4, you have but one, a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.
  • Though both Subaru Outback and Toyota RAV4 show off comparable respective 175 and 176 horsepower ratings, it's Outback that pushes better with an extra two pound-feet of torque on RAV4, 174 to 172. Plus, you can really kick your drive up a notch by graduating to Outback's apex engine build, which puts out 256 horsepower/247b pound-feet, something you can't do with RAV4.
  • Looking for handling chops, complete with smooth shifts and the option for hands-on control fun? Outback features a Lineartronic® CVT with Adaptive Control, including a 6-speed manual mode complete with convenient steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Toyota RAV4 features a six-speed electronically controlled automatic with intelligence (ECT-i), comparatively limiting your options.
  • What's more, you can count on Subaru Outback to take you the distance. The SUV makes possible up to an estimated 20-25 mpg in the city and 27-32 mpg on the highway depending upon trim, while Toyota RAV4 lags with 23 city mpg and 29-30 highway mpg. Plus, that's thanks to a sizable 18.5-gallon fuel tank to Toyota's 15.9 gallons.

Subaru Models the Technology and Safety Features to Take You There

  • In Outback, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard. That means multi-terrain prowess and the ability to tack into inclement weather reliably from base to top trims. Toyota RAV4's Dynamic Torque-Control AWD is optional.
  • You'll find in Outback unique drive-time security elements aplenty, from standard Vehicle Dynamics Control and a Traction Control System to Subaru's wheel spin-reducing X-MODE® and standard Active Torque Vectoring for brake-power-enhanced steering, cornering, and turn-in. Toyota RAV4 showcases Toyota's Star Safety System™, but to this end, it features only Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control.
  • Tough grades and uneven ground the orders of the day? Subaru Outback takes to them easily via Incline Start Assist, a Hill Holder®, and Hill Descent Control. RAV4 only features Hill Start Assist Control.
  • Both Outback and RAV4 proffer comparable safety suites. Subaru's EyeSight® driver-assist tech covers its travel bases with Adaptive Cruise Control, a pre-collision braking system, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist, while RAV4 makes prominent Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). This includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, auto high beam control, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), plus a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert optional in higher trims. But it's Outback that comprises unique optional features like the rear obstacle-detecting Reverse Automatic Braking as well as its proprietary STARLINK™ Safety and Security connected services. They include auto collision notification with SOS Emergency Assistance as well as Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery, diagnostic, security and remote services.
  • But no trip's complete without the entertainment and connectivity tools to take it off without a hitch and the control at one's fingertips to make it possible. Subaru Outback offers a choice of 3 infotainment systems, its STARLINK™ 6.5-inch Multimedia tech in lower trims, STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus in the mid-range, and STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation in top Touring models. Toyota's Entune™ Audio system appears in RAV4 in several configurations, but at a mere 6.1 and 7 inches respectively.

Looking for Customization Possibilities? Outback Showcases Available Special Options for a Variety of Trim Levels

  • Six trims are at the forefront for Subaru Outback, from base 2.5i to 2.5i Premium, stepping up to well-appointed 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring models, peaking with the performance-oriented 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring. You'll find available a Power Moonroof Package/Power Rear Gate package as well as a gamut of EyeSight Driver Assist Technology/STARLINK upgrades. Toyota RAV4 offers one fewer trim, spanning the range from base LE through XLE and SE to its own Limited and Platinum tiers, and the SUV offers numerous packages, but most remain available for mid-range trims.

Stop by Fairfield Subaru, and Experience for Yourself Subaru Outback's Command of the Road

You'll find us a short, scenic drive through Northern California from points nearby like Napa, Walnut Creek, and Vacaville, here at 2525 Martin Road in Fairfield. We look forward to introducing you to an expansive showcase of Subaru Outback models sure to take your off-road excursion to the next level.

Outback vs Nissan Rogue

Subaru Outback Matches Wits with Nissan Rogue in Fairfield, CA

On the hunt for a new SUV near Fairfield, the path can take you west to Napa, back around to the south to Walnut Creek, and all the way up to Vacaville. Here at Fairfield Subaru, we make it easy to avoid the need to hit all the compass points with an expansive selection of SUVs right here in one scenic location. How better to explore your new sport utility options for Northern California's trips, too, than behind the wheel of an all-terrain-capable Subaru Outback? Against competitors like the Nissan Rogue, it's plain to see how Outback leaves its rivals off the trail.

Power and Performance

  • Outback's 2.5-liter and 3.6-liter, 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engines provide options to surpass those of Rogue, limited to one 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder. Plus, more horsepower and torque in Outback's base, at 175 and 174 pound-feet respectively, showcase the ability to better rev through the bush and cruise the open road alike. Rogue's base offers only 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, and these don't come close to Outback's step-up engine, which shells out a respective high-performing 256 and 247 pound-feet.
  • A Lineartronic® CVT means Outback's a model of smooth handling, offering Adaptive Control, Hill Holder® and Incline Start Assist for uneven ground, and a 6-speed manual mode with paddle shifters for both ease of use and hands-on control thrills. Nissan Rogue showcases a comparable Xtronic CVT®, but it has only a Sport Mode Shifter.
  • Planning to go the extra mile? Subaru Outback can take you there with fewer trips to gas up thanks to an 18.5-gallon fuel tank. You may spend more time refueling with Nissan Rogue, as its capacity is 14.5 gallons.

Technology and Safety

  • The open road can give way to rugged backwoods, and for that, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard from Outback base to higher trims. Nissan Rogue offers All-Wheel Drive (AWD), but it's optional.
  • Likewise, you'll find Outback as steady and stable as it is off-road capable. The SUV features Vehicle Dynamics and  Traction Control systems, an X-MODE® to minimize wheel spin, and the steering, cornering, and turn-in precision afforded by Active Torque Vectoring. Nissan Rogue only offers a comparable Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System.
  • Outback's tech abounds, comprehending an EyeSight® suite with Adaptive Cruise Control, pre-collision braking, warnings for lane departure and sway, and assistance with staying in your lane. Plus, Subaru's flagship has unique options like Reverse Automatic Braking, which detects and halts in advance of rear obstacles, as well as STARLINK™ Safety and Security connected services. The latter proffers Automatic Collision Notification in tandem with SOS Emergency and Enhanced Roadside Assistance and Stolen Vehicle Recovery, diagnostic, security and remote functions. In Nissan Rogue, you'll find Blind Spot Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Optional in higher trims, Nissan's sport utility offers Lane Departure Warning and Prevention tech, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and Moving Object Detection.
  • Entertainment on the road, like the tools to take you there, is paramount. Outback provides a choice of 3 infotainment systems: a STARLINK™ 6.5-inch Multimedia in lower trims, STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus in Outback's mid-range, and STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation in its top Touring iteration. Rogue builds in but a 5-inch color display, and a 7-inch color touch-screen with NissanConnect app integration and Navigation is available in higher trims.

Trim Levels and Available Special Options

  • Personalization choices can make or break an off-grid trek Subaru Outback offers plenty, from base 2.5i and 2.5i Premium trims to step-up, well-appointed 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring, and all the way to the 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring performers. Select a Power Moonroof Package/Power Rear Gate package, or opt for one of a multitude of EyeSight Driver Assist Technology/STARLINK upgrades. Excluding its hybrids and special edition, Nissan Rogue offers only three trims -- S, SV, and SL – and most packages, excluding base Family Package and S Appearance Package, are available for mid-range and above, with many tech perks requiring steps far above the base.

Eager to Test Subaru Outback's Mettle Against the Competition? You Can Try One Right Here at Fairfield Subaru

Our 2525 Martin Road Subaru showroom here in Fairfield, CA puts on proud display a range of trims from the Outback line, and we'd be delighted to give you the in-person tour once you've taken a look here on the Web. We're only a short trip from Napa, Walnut Creek, and Vacaville, so stop by and visit us today!

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