2016 Honda CRV vs 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 Honda CRV 2016 Subaru Outback
7.8 l/100km Combined Fuel Efficiency 8.1 l/100km
185 HP Horsepower 175 HP
3,358 lbs. Curb Weight 3,593 lbs.
37.2 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 35.5 cu. ft.

2016 Honda CRV vs 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 Honda CRV vs 2016 Subaru Outback

The midsize crossover segment is almost as diverse as the midsize sedan, each of which could be considered the top two automobile classifications on the market. Within the midsize crossover segment, on model tends to be on the tip of everyone’s tongues since it was named the 2015 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the year. Of course we’re talking about the Honda CRV, and this year it looks to continue building upon its success. We thought we would take a closer look at our favorite midsize crossover stacks up against one of its biggest competitors, so we compared the 2016 Honda CRV vs 2016 Subaru Outback.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda CRV

As you can tell by taking a look at the table atop this page, both vehicles are quite similar. But in every category we look at, the Honda CRV is just a bit better. Starting with the top, the CRV get the nod in terms of combined fuel economy. You’ll certainly be saving a bit of cash at the gas pump in the longer term but the advantage isn’t huge. Moving to the bottom, the Honda crossover also has an advantage in cargo capacity, as it nearly has an extra 2 cubic feet of space to accommodate your stuff, whatever it may be.

The Honda CRV’s biggest advantage comes in the way of power. At first glance it might not look it, as it only has a 10-horsepower advantage, similar to its other small advantages. But when you also consider the fact that its curb weight is 235 lbs. lighter than the Subaru Outback’s, it becomes clear that the Honda CRV is definitely superior in terms of power. So with its fairly significant advantage in power and its slight boosts in space and economy, we think the Motor Trend award winner is the obvious choice.

If you think you might agree, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website and we’ll get you behind the wheel of a 2016 Honda CRV so you can take it for a spin yourself. We’d love to help you find the perfect vehicle, so just give us a call or stop right into Wheaton Honda.


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