2024 Honda CR-V vs 2024 Subaru Outback

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2024 Honda CR-V Overview

If you’d like to purchase or lease a new small SUV, the team at Great Lakes Honda City recommends comparing the 2024 Honda CR-V vs 2024 Subaru Outback. The 2024 Honda CR-V is the best-selling model in this segment. It’s also critically acclaimed, and many critics consider it the benchmark. What makes the 2024 Subaru Outback an interesting comparison is that it’s not actually a crossover but a wagon, and it proves that you can do things a bit different and still have success. The CR-V is available in six trim levels—LX, EX, Sport, EX-L, Sport-L and Sport Touring—and the Outback is available in nine: Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Limited, Touring, Onyx Edition XT, Wilderness, Limited XT and Touring XT.

Liverpool NY - 2024 Honda CR-V's Overview

Exterior - Honda Dealer serving Liverpool NY

The 2024 Honda CR-V and 2024 Subaru Outback are both compact vehicles with four doors and a rear liftgate. The CR-V looks like the prototypical crossover, and that has a lot to do with so many other automakers in this space drawing on its design. The Subaru is more distinctly a wagon, and it’s actually the bigger vehicle by a bit. The CR-V has a 106.3-inch wheelbase and a 184.8-inch length, which is 15.4 feet. The Outback, on the other hand, has a 108.1-inch wheelbase and a 191.3-inch length, which is almost 16 feet. The CR-V has ground clearance of 7.8 or 8.2 inches if you opt for all-wheel drive, and the Outback has a ground clearance of 8.2 inches except for the Wilderness, which is 9.5 inches. Aluminum wheels are standard. Honda offers 17- and 19-inch wheels. Subaru offers 17- and 18-inch wheels.

Liverpool NY - 2024 Honda CR-V's Exterior

Interior - 2024 Honda CR-V in Liverpool NY

These are both five-passenger vehicles. Headroom is comparable. The 2024 Subaru Outback has more front legroom by an inch and a half, but the 2024 Honda CR-V provides more than 41 inches, which is plenty for most drivers. Honda instead focuses on second-row legroom where it provides you a full 41 inches. A half inch may not seem like a lot, but every bit counts when fitting an adult into the back of a small SUV, and the Honda also provides much more dedicated cargo space at more than 39 cubic feet compared to the more than 32 cubes that Subaru provides.

Liverpool NY - 2024 Honda CR-V's Interior
Honda CR-V Mechanical specs

Driver configuration is another notable difference when comparing the 2024 Honda CR-V vs 2024 Subaru Outback. Honda offers front- and all-wheel drive. Subaru offers all-wheel drive exclusively. The base powertrains are very comparable in terms of fuel economy and overall performance. It’s beyond the standard setup where there is a big difference. At Great Lakes Honda City, we offer a hybrid powertrain that increases performance while improving fuel efficiency. Subaru takes a different approach with a more powerful engine that we’re sure excites enthusiast, but we suspect it lacks appeal with the average consumer shopping in this space.

Liverpool NY - 2024 Honda CR-V's Mechanical
Technology - 2024 Honda CR-V dealer

The base infotainment and driver-assistance technologies are comparable, and both automakers include popular features like a rearview camera and adaptive cruise control. In both cases, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic warning is included as you move up the trim levels. Subaru offers rear automatic braking as an option, but Honda offers its low-speed braking control system, which can detect obstacles behind the vehicle as well but also in front.

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No appointment is needed to test-drive the new CR-V. Just visit our Honda dealership at your convenience. You can also call or email Great Lakes Honda City or reach out to us through chat on our website. We’ll be happy to answer questions about the 2024 Honda CR-V vs 2024 Subaru Outback, discuss current Honda incentives, provide personalized quotes and much more.