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

Versus Honda CR-V

Against Its Honda Rival, 2018 Subaru Outback Charges Ahead on the Trail -- Discover How Here in Orange, VA

An all-terrain wagon with two decades of rugged tradition under its belt, the new Subaru Outback joins us today here in northern Virginia as a full-fledged modern crossover ready to head into nature out of the Charlottesville area, bound for natural venues near Culpeper and beyond. What's more, in competition even with capable compact SUVs similarly aged, like that of the new 2018 Honda CR-V, the new Outback continues to show itself better developed for the off-road, superiorly equipped, and offering more trim choices jam-packed with features to boot. Check out just a few of the ways it pulls ahead here at Reynolds Subaru!

Power and Performance

  • With a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine at the base, 2018 Outback might weigh in a few horses behind 2018 CR-V, which offers a 184-horsepower i-VTEC inline-four. Honda might even seem to keep an edge on horsepower, with a step up to 190 at higher trim levels. However, a workhorse 256-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 at the top Outback tier leaves the Honda challenger in the dust.
  • What's more, unlike that of Subaru, CR-V's engine isn't a horizontally opposed flat-four. It offers no laterally moving pistons, and in tandem with our automaker's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, standard throughout the Outback lineup, you'll find Subaru is the more balanced, efficient, and capable choice for venturing off the beaten path. It's true, Honda offers Real Time AWD with an Intelligent Control System, but it's only optional.
  • Outback even affords a 2,700-pound max towing capacity, great for taking a small pop-up tent camper, an aluminum fishing boat, or a couple of dirt bikes along for the trip. The new CR-V, however, makes possible trailering only 1,500 pounds.

Technology and Safety Features

  • If Subaru is anything, it's a comprehensive approach to wraparound safety for your excursions. To that end, Outback makes available its unique EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, incorporating adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision braking feature, warnings for lane departure and sway, and a lane keep assist function. Honda builds in forward collision and lane departure warnings, collision and road departure mitigation systems, lane-keeping assist, and its own adaptive cruise control. Plus, both makes and models offer proprietary blind-spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert systems.
  • Our automaker also makes available cutting-edge technologies sooner in its line. 6.5- and 8-inch STARLINK&#trade; Multimedia infotainment systems present in the new Outback for 2018, with navigation available at the midrange and up. CR-V offers only a 5-inch LCD at the base and a 7-inch Display Audio system at higher trims for 2018, and navigation is only standard at the top of the line.

Available Trim Levels and Special Options

  • If you're in search of options to suit driving preferences aplenty, look no further than Subaru Outback. Its trim gamut spans from base 2.5i and 2.5i Premium through luxurious 2.5i Limited and 2.5i Touring all the way to models geared for high-performance: 3.6R Limited and 3.6R Touring. Honda CR-V offers only four trims: LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring.
  • Better yet, Outback comes superbly updated for 2018, upping the sophistication of its infotainment systems, standardizing Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for smartphone integration, bringing stylish revisions to its front exterior, and making several design updates on its interior, including sound-dampening glass. In tandem with a retuned suspension, the result is a quieter, more comfortable ride. CR-V was revamped in 2017 but offers no major improvements for 2018.
  • Subaru even offers several optional packages to customize your Outback, from those geared with the latest technology to those offering numerous safety features and more. In Honda CR-V, options are only available individually.

Ready to learn more about where else the new 2018 Subaru Outback excels? Visit us here at 249 Madison Rd. in Orange, and we'll take you for a ride you won't forget!

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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