2019 Subaru Outback VS Honda CR-V | Subaru of Pembroke Pines

The 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Honda CR-V are both popular choices in the compact crossover segment. However, when you compare the two side by side, the advantages offered by the Outback become quite clear.

Performance

Available for the Outback is a 3.6-liter flat six engine that puts out 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. With the CR-V, the most powerful engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder with only 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. If you want more hauling power for your next adventure, the Outback is the superior choice.


Technology

The Outback comes well-equipped with technology. Standard features include Bluetooth®, a 6.5-inch touch screen, a CD player, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility. On the base CR-V, you will only get a 5-inch color display (not a touchscreen). In addition, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are not included in the base trim level, and a CD player is not even an option.


State-of-the-art Safety

The Honda CR-V comes with a suite of safety systems like adaptive cruise control and road-departure mitigation. However, these features do not come standard on the base trim level. On the other hand, the Outback comes standard with EyeSight® driver-assistance technology, which has adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and pre-collision management to adjust the throttle and brake to mitigate an impending collision.


Exterior

The Outback is 9 inches longer than the CR-V and offers more ground clearance with 8.7 inches. Add on the Outback's rugged look and off-road friendly cladding, and you're looking at a crossover that is more adventure-capable than the Honda.



Off-Road Driving

Both crossovers come with distinct exterior designs to equip their driving dynamics. The Subaru is sportier and more aggressive because it comes with an array of off-road features you don't get on the CR-V. This includes standard AWD, hill descent control and a special X-Mode, which changes the engine and transmission configurations for off-road driving. You pay extra for available all-wheel drive on the Honda CR-V.


Available Engines

If you want more power, the Subaru Outback comes with an available 3.6-liter flat-six engine that cranks out 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. You won't find a comparable engine on the CR‑V, as its largest is a 2.4-liter engine with only 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Even if you opt for turbocharging, its muscle maxes out at just 190 horsepower.


The safer, stronger, and sportier choice is clear in this head-to-head battle, and you can find it at Subaru of Pembroke Pines, FL. See how the 2019 Subaru Outback performs against the Toyota Highlander.

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