Compare Subaru Outback vs Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, & Nissan Rogue

Outback vs Honda CR-V

Syracuse Drivers Prefer the Subaru Outback

At Bill Rapp Subaru in Syracuse one of our favorite models is the wagon-style Subaru Outback. With its standard Subaru all-wheel drive, comfortable seating, and roomy cargo space, it's a great car for daily commuting and weekend fun.

As great as the Subaru Outback is, however, we know the market for versatile SUV crossovers in the Rome, Cortland, and Auburn area is crowded. With so many possibilities, how do you know when the Subaru Outback is the right choice for you?

Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V

When choosing between the Subaru Outback we have here at Bill Rapp Subaru, and the Honda CR-V, there are a number of things that should be considered. We looked at a broad range of differences between the two sporty models to come up with this comparison for you, and, we think, you'll agree the Outback comes out ahead in the competition.

For example, from the outside, if the Honda CR-V appears to be a bit wider than the Subaru Outback, that's because it is. However, despite this, the Subaru Outback makes better use of its space, offering passengers more elbow room, shoulder room, and hip room in both the front and backseats.

Here are some other measuring sticks we used to make your decision-making process easier:

  • Performance. Of course, everyone knows that one of the best things about most Subaru cars is the standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The security this offers drivers, especially here in snowy upstate New York, is invaluable. While the Honda CRV has available all-wheel drive, it's not a standard feature and must be asked for as an add-on. Plus, both of these crossovers give drivers the choice between two different engines. But, the Outback's most powerful choice, a 3.6-liter flat 6, has 256 horsepower, while the Honda CR-V's most powerful option is only 190 horsepower.
  • Technology and Safety. Both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Outback are nicely equipped starting at the base level. Drivers can also gain more technology and safety features as they move up trim levels, including the accident-avoiding features of the innovative Subaru EyeSight system. However, starting at the base trim, the Subaru Outback offers more features standard, including hill descent control and hill holding assist for safe driving, and some creature comfort amenities, including automatic headlights.
  • Trim levels and special features. The Honda CR-V is available in four trim levels options, while the Subaru Outback gives drivers a choice of six. Not only does the Subaru give more trim options to drivers, it also gives drivers more options for add-on features packages. For example, drivers can choose navigation or a Driver Assist Technology Package with Subaru EyeSight and a host of special features, when purchasing a Subaru Outback. But, Honda shoppers' only option is navigation.

Shopping for the Subaru Outback in Syracuse

When you're ready to do your comparison shopping in person, stop by and visit us at Bill Rapp Subaru. We're on Burnet Avenue in Syracuse and we have the full line of current and pre-owned Subaru Outback crossovers. Let our sales team introduce you to the Outback so you can judge for yourself how much better it is in any competition.

Outback vs Toyota RAV4

Comparing the Subaru Outback to the Toyota RAV4

At Bill Rapp Subaru, we know our Subaru Outback is one of the most popular and bestselling vehicles on the road. It's a versatile crossover SUV that's great for families and has the added security of standard all-wheel drive.

But, as great as we know the wagon-style Outback to be, we also know that it's not the only crossover clambering for your attention. To make your shopping experience easier, we've researched our Outback against the popular Toyota RAV4 crossover.

We've found that, while both vehicles have a lot to offer drivers in the Syracuse, Rome, Cortland, and Auburn area, the Subaru Outback comes out ahead in several important areas.

Side-By-Side Comparison of the Subaru Outback vs. the Toyota RAV4

  • Performance. Not only does the Subaru Outback come standard with the security of all-wheel drive, it also gives drivers options for how they want their vehicle powered. The Toyota RAV4 has all-wheel drive available, and drivers have to order it special. Plus, the RAV4 only comes equipped with a 176-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, regardless of trim level. Customers shopping for the Subaru Outback have their choice of engines. Depending on trim level, the Outback can come with either a 175-horsepower four-cylinder, or a 256-horsepower six-cylinder.
  • Technology and safety. The Subaru Outback comes standard with more tech and safety features than the Toyota RAV4. In fact, shoppers considering a Toyota RAV4 have to move up trim levels and spend more money to get some features, including the Toyota Entune infotainment system. The Subaru Outback, meanwhile has Subaru's infotainment system, Starlink, standard on all trims. Plus, as mentioned before, the Subaru Outback comes standard with the added security of all-wheel drive, while the Toyota RAV4 with all-wheel drive has to be requested special.
  • Available Trim Options and Special Features. In addition to giving drivers more options for how they want their Subaru Outback powered, the Subaru also gives you more options for trim levels than the Toyota RAV4. Also, the Subaru Outback comes with a greater variety of optional packages, including a Driver Assist Technology Package that incorporates Subaru's innovative EyeSight system of cameras with accident-avoiding technology.

See the Subaru Outback in Person in Syracuse

Now that we've told you all the ways we think the Subaru Outback reigns superior over the Toyota RAV4, stop by and visit us in person and see the Outback for yourself.

Take one for a test spin around the streets of Syracuse, and we think you'll agree that the Subaru Outback is the car to beat for a number of reasons.

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Outback vs Nissan Rogue

Subaru Outback vs. Nissan Rogue

With its wagon-style body and standard all-wheel drive, the Subaru Outback is a go-to choice for many drivers throughout Syracuse, Rome, and beyond.

Here at Bill Rapp Subaru, we know our available Outback models make for a great choice for our friends and neighbors throughout the Auburn and Cortland area. But, we also know the Outback faces some stiff competition from similarly-sized vehicles from other carmakers.

The Subaru Outback and the Nissan Rogue, Head-to-Head

If you're torn between the Subaru Outback and the Nissan Rogue, read on. We've done our homework for you, and pit the two models against each other in this comparison, designed to make your decision-making process easier.

  • Performance. The Nissan Rogue has been criticized in reviews for having poor acceleration and a slow response, thanks in large part to its lackluster sole engine - a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The Subaru Outback, on the other hand, is extremely responsive and it gives drivers a choice of engines. Depending on trim level, the Subaru Outback can come equipped with ether a 256-horsepower 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 175 horsepower. Both of these engines give out more power and get-up-and-go than the Nissan Rogue's only engine.
  • Technology and safety. Nissan's advanced safety technologies are only available on the most expensive, top trim level. Comparatively, the Subaru Outback's safety system, EyeSight, and the Driver Assist Technology package, are available as options on several Outback trims, and standard on both of the top trims. Plus, the Subaru Outback comes with the extra security of Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard on every trim, while the Nissan Rogue with all-wheel drive is a special order.
  • Trim options. In addition to a choice between a couple of different powerful engines, the Subaru Outback also gives drivers more choices for trim levels. In fact, the Outback has six trim levels to choose from, while the Nissan Rogue only has three. Additionally, the Subaru Outback trims come with a long list of standard features drivers want, while many features have to be ordered as add-ons for the Nissan Rogue.

Test Drive the Subaru Outback in Syracuse

Reading about all of the ways the Subaru Outback dominates the competition, and seeing it in person, are two different things. When you're ready to meet the Subaru Outback and take it for a test drive in Syracuse, stop by and visit us at Bill Rapp Subaru on Burnet Avenue.

We look forward to showing you all that a Subaru Outback can do for you.

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