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2017 Subaru Outback: A Better Choice Than The CR-V?

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Utility vehicles are a big thing right now and the Subaru Outback and the Honda CR-V seems to be leading the pack right now.

The Subaru comes equipped with either a 2.5L flat-four or a 3.6L flat-six mill and both these units are mated to a CVT. While the base is able to produce 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque, the larger engine is worth 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the Honda comes with a 2.4L four-pot engine churning out 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque paired to a CVT, as well. Although on paper it looks like the CR-V is more powerful, the Outback actually feels a whole lot more powerful when put to the test.

On top of that, the Outback is also said to drive and have a better handling compared to the Honda CR-V – and this applies to both on the tarmac and off-road.

Even when it comes to the looks department, the Subaru wins as the CR-V often comes across as a more “mom” vehicle. The Outback gives off a sporty vibe with its edgy lines which simply makes it standout from the Honda.

Well, do you think the Subaru Outback is the better choice compared to the Honda CR-V?