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


As two of the most popular crossover SUVs, the Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback have a lot to offer Staten Island-area drivers. Each can provide sporty and efficient performance and a wide array of comfort, convenience, and tech features, but which is the better choice for you? Take a closer look at the engine power, fuel efficiency, cargo space, and pricing in this CR-V vs. Outback comparison from Bay Ridge Honda.

Outback or CR-V: MSRP

We’ll start this Honda CR-V vs Subaru Outback comparison where most Manhattan drivers will, with the sticker price. Here, you’ll find that the 2020 CR-V has a starting MSRP that is $1,495 less than the 2020 Outback. Check out the price of the entry-level models of both crossovers below.

  • Subaru Outback with CVT: Starts at an MSRP of $26,645
  • Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT: Starts at an MSRP of $25,150*

Outback or CR-V: MPG & Performance

Providing powerful performance while helping you get the most out of every gallon of gas is no easy feat, but the Honda CR-V pulls it off. Compare the CR-V vs. Outback performance specs below.

  • Engine: The Honda CR-V LX comes with a standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 190 hp with 179 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Outback is equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder that can generate only 182 hp with 176 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission: With either the Outback or CR-V, you’ll benefit from a smooth-shifting Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
  • Drivetrain: The Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive, while the CR-V gives Queens drivers a choice between front-wheel drive and the available Honda Real-Time AWD™.
  • MPG Ratings: The base Outback model with CVT has an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway. The entry-level CR-V LX with CVT delivers a more efficient 28 mpg city/34mpg highway** in EPA estimates.

Outback or CR-V: Interior Dimensions

With either the Outback or CR-V you’ll have seating for up to five passengers. Each vehicle also features 60/40-split folding rear seats, which allow you to configure the interior to best suit your needs. Review the cargo capacity of the CR-V vs. Outback below to find out which has more room to carry your sport gear, gardening supplies, or groceries.

CR-V LX Cargo Capacity

  • 75.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down
  • 39.2 cubic feet with all seats in place

Outback Base Model Cargo Capacity

  • 75.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down
  • 32.5 cubic feet with all seats in place

Test Drive the Honda CR-V Today at Bay Ridge Honda

The Honda CR-V is more versatile, efficient, and affordable than the Subaru Outback. Here at Bay Ridge Honda, we’ll be happy to provide you with details regarding the CR-V towing capacity, safety features, and more. We’ll also fill you in on our new vehicle specials which can make your new CR-V even more budget-friendly.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive.

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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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