Both the Subaru Outback and the Crosstrek offer comfort and performance, and are genuinely fun to drive. A lot of drivers in Syracuse, Oneida, and Liverpool, NY, are interested in knowing what the differences between the two are, so they can make an educated decision on which is right for them.

When it comes to the Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Crosstrek, it all depends on your preference. Both are outstanding crossovers. Our team at Bill Rapp Subaru is going to explore some of the similarities and differences between these SUVs, so when you embark on your car-buying journey, you'll know which vehicle you need.

Outback vs Crosstrek: Exterior Dimensions

The biggest difference between these crossover SUVs is in terms of size. The Outback is a bigger vehicle-a midsize crossover as opposed to a compact. Both have the same amount of ground clearance at 8.7 inches, so taking on rough terrain will be a breeze. The Outback, however, is two inches wider and 15.5 inches longer than the Crosstrek.

It also offers a bit more room inside.

2020 Crosstrek vs Outback: Cargo and Passenger Space



32.5 Cubic feet of Cargo Space

20.8 Cubic feet of Cargo Space

75.7 Cubic feet of Maximum Cargo Space

55.3 Cubic feet of Maximum Cargo Space

In the cargo area behind the rear seats, the Subaru Outback has 32.5 cubic feet of space as compared to the 20.8 cubic feet in the Crosstrek. With the standard 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded down, the maximum cargo space in the Outback is 75.7 cubic feet. The Subaru Crosstrek has 55.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

There's also more passenger room in the Outback. It has 109 cubic feet of space for your friends, while the Crosstrek offers 100.9 cubic feet.

Fuel Economy



26 MPG City/ 33 MPG Highway

27 MPG City/ 33 MPG Highway

If you're looking for a crossover that'll easily get you around town and boast a great fuel economy, you'll probably want to choose the Crosstrek. It gets an EPA-estimated 27 city/33 highway MPG, while the Subaru Outback gets 26 city/33 highway MPG.

The Subaru Crosstrek also has the advanced efficiency of a hybrid system. It has a total system net power of 137 horsepower. It also gets an EPA-estimated 90 MPGe.

Innovative Safety

Both models come with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. It includes features like Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist. So, whichever you choose, you'll have more peace of mind behind the wheel in instances where you find yourself drifting across lane lines unintentionally.

These SUVs also have available Blind-Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, so you can rest assured that your vehicle is keeping an eye on those hard-to-see-places.

Come Check Out the Outback and Crosstrek Today!

If you're in Liverpool, Syracuse, or Oneida, New York, and you need an SUV with plenty of space, you'll want to choose the Subaru Outback. If you need some extra efficiency to get you and your family around town, however, you might want to check out the Subaru Crosstrek. We have them both here at Bill Rapp Subaru.

Give us a call or stop into our showroom and see how we can help you get behind the wheel of your favorite SUV. Schedule your test drive by contacting us today!

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