Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Looking for the right crossover or wagon for your next trip from San Antonio? Subaru has no shortage of options, including the immensely popular Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek. You'll find features like these on both:

But there's quite a bit that's different between them, and we're going to break down those differences so you can decide for yourself who wins in Dallas: Crosstrek vs. Outback.


Subaru Crosstrek vs. Outback: Engine Specs

The Subaru Outback and Subaru Crosstrek both come standard with the SUBARU BOXER engine and both can tow, but they offer different performance and mpg levels:

  • Standard Engine: A 2.5L 4-cylinder with 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque powers the Outback while a 2.0L 4-cylinder with 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque powers the Crosstrek.
  • Upgraded Engine: The Outback has a 2.4L turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine available with 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque while the Crosstrek doesn't have an engine upgrade option.
  • Max Fuel Economy: The base Outback earns an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city while the Crosstrek is rated at 33 highway mpg and 28 city mpg.

Crosstrek vs. Outback: Interior Space and Features

Each of these Subaru models comes with seating for 5 passengers, but their interior specs differ - and could make all the difference in which one is for you:

  • Subaru Outback Interior - The Outback has a passenger volume of 109.0 cubic feet, with 32.5 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space (maxing out at 75.7 cubic feet).
  • Subaru Crosstrek Interior - The Crosstrek's passenger volume offers up 100.9 cubic feet, with a 20.8 cubic foot cargo space (expanding to 55.3 cubic feet).

Which Subaru SUV is Right for Me?

You can lease or finance a new Subaru Outback or new Subaru Crosstrek at in Austin. Contact us today to learn more about either of these options, the available accessories, or to schedule your test drive and see Subaru X-MODE in action. Then you can decide firsthand who wins: Subaru Crosstrek vs. Outback.

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