Compare The Subaru Outback vs Honda CR-V & Toyota RAV4 in Orange, VA

Versus Honda CR-V

Our Orange, VA Subaru Dealer is Your One-Stop Shop for Comparing Your Favorite Subaru Outback Models Against the Honda Competition

When it comes to sport utilities capable of going the extra mile through thick and thin, you'll be hard-pressed to find one to match metaphorical wits with the Subaru Outback. Feature-replete and ready to both hit the road and head off the beaten path, the Confidence in Motion moniker's SUV stands up even to the mettle-testing Honda CR-V. What's more, with our extensive Outback inventory here at Reynolds Subaru, it's plain to see how Outback fares in comparison.

Performance Chops to Power You from Orange to Charlottesville and Beyond

  • Subaru Outback presents with two engine builds to Honda's single option. Though Subaru Outback weighs in at an energetic 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque to Honda CR-V's edge at 184 and 180 pound-feet, Outback's engine displacement, a healthy 2498 cc, excels against that of Honda, at 2356 cc. That means a more effective use of power.
  • Plus, Subaru Outback's 18.5-gallon fuel tank surpasses Honda's, at 14.0 gallons. You can add fewer trips to the pump to Subaru's achievements here, a position even bettered by Outback's comparable fuel economy – up to 25 mpg in the city compared to Honda's 26 mpg, as well as the same 32 mpg highway mileage for both models.
  • Likewise, you can count on Subaru Outback for the efficiency edge when it comes to transmissions, along with operational smoothness. Outback offers a Lineartronic six-speed CVT manually interactive auto with overdrive. Honda CR-V offers but a two-speed CVT.
  • If you're heading into the proverbial bush, you'll want maneuverability in tight spaces too. Subaru Outback presents a 36.1-foot curb-to-curb turning circle, taking the lead against Honda CR-V, at 37.4 feet. That means more precise and stable directional movement, especially given it happens atop Outback's helpfully longer wheelbase, at 108.1 inches to Honda's 104.7 inches.
  • What's more, you'll need to pack your gear, and plenty of it. To this end, you can count on a towing capacity of up to 2700 pounds with Subaru Outback. Honda CR-V supports only 1500 pounds.

Technology and Safety Features for the Road Out of Culpeper to Fredericksburg and the Great Outdoors

  • Subaru Outback's well-appointed for the trip, whether you're a connoisseur of connectivity or entertainment. You'll find your choice of STARLINK™ 6.5-inch Multimedia, STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus, and STARLINK™ 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation infotainment systems throughout each of its trims, and available 4-speaker, 6-speaker, and Harman Kardon premium audio system options help keep your tunes thumping for the duration. Honda CR-V offers a comparable 5-inch Color LCD in its base or an optional 7-inch, high-resolution Display Audio touchscreen in upper trims, but these are fewer and smaller options.
  • The off-road's a matter of course behind the wheel of a Subaru Outback, as all-wheel drive comes standard, even in Outback's base trim. Honda's all-wheel drive system is optional.
  • Though both Outback and CR-V feature their own electronic control systems – Outback, a Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), and CR-V, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, Subaru's safety features abound in comparison. In upper Outback trims, you'll find elements like STARLINK™ Safety and Security connected services, comprised of Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency and Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery, diagnostic, security and remote services functions. Plus, driver-assist tech like EyeSight® presents, featuring Adaptive Cruise Control, a Pre-Collision Braking system, Lane Departure/Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist, along with Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking. In Honda CR-V, you won't find as expansive a field. The SUV's upper trims offer Honda Sensing™ technology with a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, auto high beams, and a Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross Traffic Monitor.

A Gamut of Available Trims and Special Options to Personalize Your Drive

  • When it comes to the tools you need to equip your ride to personal spec, Subaru Outback offers a huge range of trims alike to help make it happen. Whether you opt for the base 2.5i, step up to Outback 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, or distance-going 2.5i Touring, or take advantage of apex 3.6R Limited or 3.6R Touring, you'll find equipment aplenty. Outback offers an optional Power Moonroof Package with Power Rear Gate as well as four different EyeSight Driver Assist Technology/STARLINK™ packages from which to choose. Honda CR-V comes in only four trims, from base LX to mid-range EX and EX-L and travel-ready Touring, and the automaker's packages are limited to an assortment of accessories by individual demand.

Ready to Light Out on a Subaru Outback Adventure? Take a Ride Here at Reynolds Subaru

The host of Outback models we keep on hand and ready for cruising here at our 249 Madison Rd. showroom ought surely to appeal to your predilections. Take a look, then take the scenic drive out to see us here in Orange, VA, and we'll set you up behind the wheel!

Versus Toyota RAV4

Discover How 2018 Subaru Outback Blazes a Trail Against Its Toyota Competition Here in Orange, VA

In the latest Subaru Outback, a time-honored Subaru wagon became a modern crossover SUV to carry its tradition's torch forward into 2018 and beyond. Here at Reynolds Subaru, the lineup speaks for itself to that end, especially against its many segment rivals, among them, the new 2018 Toyota RAV4. But a more prominent and muscular ride, showcasing a longer wheelbase for stability, as well as a more spacious interior to tick all the boxes on comfort, is just the beginning of what makes our new Subaru, a Subaru. We've made it easier than ever to see for yourself just a few of the ways that 2018 Outback pulls ahead of its new RAV4 competitor here in Orange, VA. Check out a model like the Subaru Outback 2.5i base, versus its 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE sibling, and the differences become apparent.

Go-Anywhere Power and Off-Road Performance

  • From the get-go, both models offer comparable horsepower, 175 to 176 respectively thanks to likewise respective 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER flat-four and 2.5-liter inline-four engines. However, the new Outback offers a few extra pound-feet of turning and pulling power, 174 to 172. Engine displacement numbers, too, show our Subaru a more efficient allocator of power, 2498 cc to the new RAV4 at 2494 cc.
  • Our automaker's new SUV likewise obtains a higher fuel tank capacity, 18.5 gallons to 15.9 for Toyota. That means, with Outback, fewer trips to the pump.
  • Plus, we offer better fuel economy than our adversary, great for that long-planned Charlottesville trip. Outback gets up to 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway compared to RAV4, at 23 mpg and 29 mpg respectively.
  • You'll even find a more capable towing capacity in Outback, as it supports up to 2,700 pounds versus the 1,500 of the alternative.

The Safety Features and Interior Technology to Make the Grade

  • In the battle of the sturdy and firmly planted ride qualities, through inclement Culpeper weather and across diverse Fredericksburg-area terrain, it's Subaru that comes out on top. The entire new Outback lineup features the Virginia-exploring chops of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, standard. In RAV4, it's only an option.
  • Our new crossover also makes available the Subaru EyeSight suite of driver-assist features. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control to maintain distance from other vehicles safely, a Pre-Collision Braking System to stave off accidents, and Lane Departure/Sway Warning and Lane Keep Assist to help stay on track. Plus, you'll find Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Reverse Automatic Braking helpful options. Toyota RAV4 offers its comparable Toyota Safety Sense P system, spanning the gamut from a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist to Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
  • Likewise, count on Subaru Outback to locate and summon help when you need it. STARLINK Safety and Security connected services are available for the purpose, making it easy to notify emergency services, call for Enhanced Roadside Assistance, get help with Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and remotely perform diagnostic, security and other service functions. The new RAV4 offers nothing comparable.
  • Remaining entertained and connected for the trip is a matter of course in Outback, with STARLINK 6.5-inch Multimedia, STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus, and STARLINK 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation infotainment system options as well as 4-speaker, 6-speaker, and Harman Kardon premium audio system choices. Each offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for integrating a smartphone. RAV4 may offer four Entune Audio systems, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are nowhere to be found.

A Trim Level and Host of Special Options for Every Excursion

  • In both Outback and RAV4, you'll find a comparable gamut of trims by number Subaru offers its range from 2.5i and 2.5i Premium through 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring all the way to high-octane 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring options. Toyota RAV4 weighs in with LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited, and Platinum trims.
  • Options for personalization abound, too. Outback makes available a Power Moonroof Package, incorporating a Power Rear Gate, as well as four EyeSight/STARLINK combination packages with inclusions ranging from Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and High Beam Assist to navigation, Reverse Automatic Braking, LED Steering Responsive Headlights and more. Toyota RAV4 packages range from those geared for aesthetics to comparable driver-assist and infotainment features.

Eager to Expand Your Horizons? Your New Subaru Outback Experience Awaits Here at Reynolds Subaru

Our 249 Madison Rd. showroom is home to a seasoned traveler's choice of trims packed with features to take you there in style and comfort. Come visit us in Orange today!

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