Compare the New 2016 Subaru Outback

How the Subaru Outback Measure up Against the Less Capable Crossover Competition

The iconic Subaru Outback crossover wagon is practically in a segment unto itself. However, we know our Norwalk, Rye, Greenwich and Danbury prefer to comparison shop before they put their hard-earned money toward such an important investment, so we've gone ahead and done the research for you. Below, you'll find a quick comparison between the Outback and a few of its competitors -- like the Cherokee, Edge, and Highlander -- and we encourage you to check it out to see how the Outback outshines its rivals from every angle you look at it.


Keep reading for more on how the new Outback has a leg up on the competition:

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The Subaru Outback vs. the Jeep Cherokee

  • The Outback comes dressed to impressed with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) for affordable capability. The Jeep brand asks for more money for AWD when it comes to the Cherokee.
  • And while you're paying more for that AWD with the Cherokee, you'll also be paying more for this vehicle in the long-run as it's notably less efficient than the AWD Outback.
  • The Outback boasts a flawless safety record, boosted by a five-star government crash test rating for the latest model. The IIHS even rated the available frontal collision mitigation system as "Superior." The Cherokee falls short in all respects with mediocre safety credentials.
  • There will be no question about where the Outback's priorities lie once you take a look at its generously equipped base model. The Outback is highly accommodating with everything from a standard roof rack rails with integral crossbars to standard smartphone app integration. You pay more for both with the Cherokee.
  • Lighter, longer, taller, leaner -- the Outback stands out in the crossover SUV crowd thanks in part to its generous dimensions. It outdoes the Cherokee in max cargo space with 73.3 cubic feet verses the Cherokee's 54.9.

The Subaru Outback vs. the Ford Edge

  • Per usual, the Outback differentiates itself from the Edge right out of the box with standard AWD for year-round surefootedness. The base Edge is front-wheel drive (FWD), and Ford makes Edge-buyers pay more for AWD,
  • Even with its more affordable and capable base model, the AWD Outback is also more efficient than both the FWD and AWD Edge, making for an overall more cost-effective vehicle in both the short- and long-term.
  • Subaru is all about the details and strives to design its vehicles to be as useful as possible. As such, the Outback comes equipped with nice touches as a standard roof rack rails with integral crossbars and LED brake lights. You have to pay extra for a roof rack on the Edge, and it doesn't even offer the latter.
  • With its midsize crossover dimensions and construction, the Edge really isn't designed to be driven off-pavement. All-terrain prowess is one of the key selling points of the Outback, however. So, if you're investing in an SUV for its off-road capability, the Outback is the only choice here.

The Subaru Outback vs. the Toyota Highlander

  • The Outback even outdoes the three-row Highlander when it comes to standard capability thanks to that Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Out of the box, the Highlander is a FWD vehicle.
  • Despite that standard AWD, the Outback still it blows the Highlander out of the water when it comes to fuel economy, regardless of whether you're looking at the FWD or AWD model.
  • The Outback is also competitively priced without sacrifice. The Highlander would have to be stripped of its available V6 engine and AWD to compete with the affordable capability of the Outback.
  • And, simply put, the Outback is both lighter and leaner than the Highlander for a more easily maneuverable ride.

If you're looking for the latest Outback for sale in Stamford, CT, you've come to the right website because we have a wide variety of Outback models to choose from in the new inventory here at Subaru Stamford. You can browse our selection from the comfort of home via our virtual showroom, then save your favorites and swing by our showroom for a test drive at your convenience. While you're here, we encourage you to explore your Outback lease and auto loan options with our professional financial consultants. Have questions about our Outback sales, selection, serving, etc.? Feel free to reach out to our staff at 877-356-9939.

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