Subaru Outback vs. the Competition

Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback vs. Other Crossover SUVs: Which is the Ideal Pick?

Here at our Loveland, CO Subaru dealership serving Fort Collins, Windsor, Estes Park, Berthoud and Johnstown we have the 2018 Subaru Outback for sale, but before you buy, research other crossover SUV so you can understand how the Subaru Outback dominates the segment. 

A brawny crossover SUV capable of taking scenic tours across Colorado, the 2018 Subaru Outback is ready to experience adventure with its unparalleled 8.7-inches of ground clearance and X-MODE®. From conquering hilly landscapes to taking trails off-road, the Outback offers astounding power, capability, security, and storage, for your upcoming expeditions. Its long-lasting reputation may be just what you need to take on your future travels. And at Subaru of Loveland, we want you to drive a vehicle that you feel confident in. We are proud to offer the Subaru Outback at our Subaru dealership in Loveland, CO. How does this bold vehicle compare to others? Here you can find model comparisons to see why the new Subaru Outback is the way to go.

To give you some positive reinforcement for what you surely already believe, we're showing how the Outback stacks up against other crossovers from other automakers. Here we're taking a look at the Outback in its base-level setup, and stacking it against the 2018 Mazda CX-5, and 2018 Toyota RAV4, all in their entry-level trim editions, as well. When adding options or increasing trim-levels on any of these crossovers, you can expect to see a price increase, as well as more options that come standard, so keep that in mind as you shop around.

Make an Inquiry

The 2018 Subaru Outback vs. the 2018 Mazda CX-5

  • Providing the control over the road that you are looking for, the 2018 Subaru Outback comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The 2018 Mazda CX-5, however, comes with Front-Wheel Drive standard.
  • Do you want to tow your pop up camper easily? The Subaru Outback offers a maximum towing capability of 2,700 pounds that can get the job done. This is quite a bit more than the Mazda CX-5 and its 2,000 pounds of towing ability.
  • The available power of the 2018 Subaru Outback also weighs in higher than its competitor. Both of the vehicles have 2.5-liter engines, but the Outback offers the 3.6-liter engine that takes things up a notch with its 256 Horsepower. The Mazda CX-5 comes in substantially lower offering 187 Horsepower.
  • If it is versatile storage and a spacious cabin that are components important to you, the Subaru Outback and its maximum cargo volume of 73.3 cubic feet when you lower the rear seat may be just what you need. The Mazda CX-5 offers an estimated 59.6 cubic feet of cargo volume when you fold down the rear seatback.

The 2018 Subaru Outback vs. the 2018 Toyota RAV4

  • Standard on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 comes Front-Wheel Drive. The 2018 Subaru Outback provides elevated traction and security with its built-in Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
  • The Subaru Outback also offers significantly more power than the Toyota RAV4. When opting for either the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited or Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring, you get the riveting 256 Horsepower 3.6-liter engine.
  • On the base trim of the 2018 Subaru Outback, it has the capability of towing a maximum of 2,700 pounds. When looking at the base trim in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 lineup, it only has a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.
  • When comparing technology, both SUVs come with notable infotainment features. The 2018 Subaru Outback, however, comes with SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia on a 6.5-inch touch-screen compared to the 6.1-inch touch-screen that the base Toyota RAV4 has with its infotainment system.

See How the New Subaru Outback Rises Above the Competition Firsthand

When looking at the 2018 Subaru Outback compared to various other well-known vehicles, it is easy to see why the Subaru is superior. To experience what the vehicle offers and to learn more, schedule a test drive in the 2018 Subaru Outback with us at Subaru of Loveland today. We look forward to meeting you at 3930 Byrd Drive soon!


; ;