Americans’ loves for utility vehicles are on the rise lately which has positively impacted the sales of the crossover segment as well as wagons. Two of the top ones right now appear to be the Subaru Outback and the Honda CR-V.
Although, the Subaru can’t be fully considered as a wagon but it is actually being sold in that category for some markets around the world. In fact, the Subaru seems to surpass the CR-V in many ways.
The Outback comes with a 2.5-liter flat-four and a 3.6-liter flat-six engine. These mills are mated to a CVT and the base engine is capable of churning out 175hp and 174 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the larger mill is worth 256hp and 247 lb-ft of torque.
The CR-V, on the other hand, comes with a 2.4-liter four-pot mill worthy of 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, also mated to a CVT. The Honda may be capable of more power than the Subaru’s entry level model but when put to test, the CR-V feels under-powered compared to the Outback.
It’s reported that the Outback seems to drive and handle way better than the Honda best-seller SUV on the tarmac as well as off-road.
Looks Play A Part
The CR-V still comes across as a mom vehicle despite coming with smoother and refined overall look. The Subaru appears to be sportier with its rough lines and this gives it a standout aspect.
The look of the Outback suits its capabilities when cruising by the hills desert or country roads. Although it can sometimes look out of place in city settings, its rough appeal can be attracting to some folks and adds a whole lot of character to the model.
That said, the CR-V is the ideal suburban pick when it comes to interior space as there a lots of occupant space. This is drastically increased with the help of its foldable seats along with its ample storage space and compartments. The Subaru doesn’t exactly suffer in this aspect but it can’t seem to come on par to the Honda’s spacious interior.
Well, if you had to pick between the Subaru Outback and the Honda CR-V, what will your choice be?