Compact SUV shoppers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster will be happy to hear that there's not one but two impressively capable vehicles on the market that offer the features they want and need in their next vehicle.

The 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Honda CR-V boast the perfect combination of performance, interior space, and advanced safety features. So, how can you possibly choose? Read ahead to the detailed comparison below brought to you by Fred Beans Subaru of Doylestown and learn more about which vehicle is a better fit for you!

Outback vs CR-V: Overview

As competitively talented compact SUVs, the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Honda CR-V have a lot in common. To kick things off, these vehicles have four doors, five seats, impressive standard infotainment systems, and at least 73.3 cubic feet of total interior cargo volume.

Though you'll have ample cargo space in both vehicles, the Outback takes the cake when it comes to passenger space. Explore the Outback's extensive interior dimensions below:

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Honda CR-V

Front Legroom

42.9 inches

41.3 inches

Front Headroom

40.8 inches

40.1 inches

Front Hip Room

55.5 inches

55.1 inches

Rear Hip Room

55 inches

49.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room

57.3 inches

55.6 inches

Once you have everyone packed into the spacious interior of the Outback, you can hit the road. With this model, you won't have to worry about stopping frequently with its 18.5-gallon fuel tank. On the other hand, the CR-V's 14-gallon fuel tank will have you stopping much more frequently.

Outback vs CR-V: Performance Specifications

When it comes to performance, the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Honda CR-V offer similar yet impressive capabilities. The Outback's standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and the CR-V's standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine both offer an efficient EPA-estimated 32 highway MPG.1

However, you'll get a little more out of the Outback in terms of power and capability, with its standard all-wheel drivetrain. This drivetrain allows every trim level of the Outback to tow a whopping 2,700 pounds. As for the CR-V, your towing capabilities will max out at 1,500 pounds, no matter what extra equipment you opt for.

Outback vs CR-V: Impressive Safety Features

Both the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Honda CR-V have your back whether you're on the city streets or on the back roads with a variety of advanced safety features. You can count on features like Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Pre-Collision Braking, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

However, there are a few other features you'll miss out on in the CR-V. The Outback offers available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which combines several advanced safety features you won't find in the CR-V, including Pre-Collision Throttle Management.

This feature acts like a second set of eyes to detect a collision before it happens. In addition to the automatic braking that the Outback will apply, the Outback will also cut the throttle to drastically reduce your chances of hitting whatever is in front of you.

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Honda CR-V: The Verdict

As you can see, there's a lot to be excited about in both the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Honda CR-V. However, we at Fred Beans Subaru believe drivers in Doylestown, Philadelphia, and Warminster will appreciate the Outback's extra interior space, impressive towing capabilities, and advanced safety.

Come experience this impressive vehicle for yourself by giving us a call today to schedule your test drive!

1 2019 EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage may vary.


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