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Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Outback
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Outback
At a Glance: Crosstrek vs. Outback
Subaru Crosstrek

Looking for your next Subaru vehicle but not sure which one to choose? Let us present two of our favorites: the Subaru Crosstrek and the Subaru Outback. Since there are great features in both vehicles, we’ve put together this quick comparison to help you decide which one is better for you.

For drivers in the Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool, areas, the team at Bill Rapp Subaru has put together this comparison of the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Subaru Outback. You'll be able to learn about the main similarities and differences between the two models as we highlight the features that make these two SUVs worth your consideration. Let's get started!


HORSEPOWER

HORSEPOWER

152 hp | 182 hp
Crosstrek vs Outback
CARGO VOLUME

CARGO VOLUME

55.3 cu. ft. | 75.6 cu. ft.
Crosstrek vs Outback
PASSENGERS

PASSENGERS

5 | 5
Crosstrek vs Outback
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Select a category below to learn more about how the Subaru Crosstrek compares to the Subaru Outback.
INTERIOR
Subaru Crosstrek

Looking for tons of room for you and your passengers? Whether you’re driving around town to your favorite local spots or exploring a new destination, you'll want to make sure everyone is comfortable. These SUVs are the perfect options.

Pack All Your Cargo

When it comes to having room to pile in all your camping gear or sporting equipment, look no further than these models. The Outback offers 32.6 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the second row, while the Crosstrek comes in with 20.8 cubic feet. That's plenty of space to haul your groceries, luggage, and other essentials.

Folding down the rear seats opens even more space for your larger gear and equipment. The Subaru Outback has a total of 75.6 cubic feet of cargo volume for your stuff. The nimbler Crosstrek also offers a lot of cargo volume when you fold down its rear seats— 55.3 cubic feet, to be exact.

Plenty of Space in the Cabin

If you’re looking for a roomy interior, you'll find a lot of space in both the Subaru Crosstrek and the Outback. Both front- and back-row passengers will have plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Subaru Outback
Subaru Crosstrek
Headroom (front/rear) 40.1 in./39.1 in. 39.8 in./38 in.
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8 in./39.5 in. 43.1 in./36.5 in.
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.1 in./57.4 in. 56.7 in./55.6 in.

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PERFORMANCE
Subaru Crosstrek

When you’re looking to get behind the wheel of an SUV, you’re probably searching for a decent amount of power and reliability. Subaru SUVs are known for being reliable and capable of adapting to whatever the road throws at you.

Performance and Engineering

Looking for a vehicle that comes standard with Subaru-exclusive Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive? This unique drivetrain system delivers dynamic power to the wheels depending on the situation. You'll get more traction on slippery and uneven surfaces and optimal power on flat roads.

As Subaru SUVs, both the Crosstrek and the Outback come with this Subaru-exclusive drivetrain, so you can feel confident driving on new terrain.

Performance Specs

So, how much power do these SUVs provide for your drives around town? Under the hood, there's plenty to appreciate with either of these Subaru engines.

Subaru Outback
Subaru Crosstrek
Engine 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® 2.0L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER®
Horsepower 182 hp 152 hp
Max Towing 3,500 lbs. 1,500 lbs.
Torque 176 lb-ft 145 lb-ft

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TECHNOLOGY
Subaru Crosstrek

From the music you blast through the speakers to the Rear-Vision Camera, technology is prevalent in both SUVs. The 2023 Crosstrek and the Outback are very similar in terms of their entertainment and safety technology, offering a lot of impressive features.

Entertainment Features

Whether you’re scrolling through your playlists or pulling up directions, having a nice-sized touchscreen is key. There’s a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen display in the Crosstrek and dual 7-inch touchscreens in the Outback.

Both models also come with a USB port, Bluetooth® capability, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. These innovative technology features will surely keep your longest drives entertaining.

Safety Technology

In terms of safety features, you'll get a standard Rear-Vision Camera in both models. Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is also available, which includes safety features that include:

  • Pre-Collision Braking System
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Lane Keep Assist

Thanks to features like these, you'll feel like you have an extra set of eyes on the road, providing an extra sense of security for you and your passengers.

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Time to Choose Your Subaru SUV
Subaru Crosstrek

It’s clear that both the Subaru Crosstrek and the Subaru Outback are great picks when it comes to choosing your next crossover SUV. Their impressive passenger room, cargo space, and advanced safety features will keep you and your passengers happy. The only determining factor is size. Simply consider where you plan to go and who will go along, and the choice will be made clear to you.

To test drive the Subaru Crosstrek or the Subaru Outback—or both—contact us at Bill Rapp Subaru today. We proudly serve the areas of Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool, and would be happy to get you behind the wheel of your favorite Subaru model!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek for yourself are conveniently available right here online.