How Does the 2019 Subaru Outback Compare to its Competitors?

For years now, the Subaru Outback has stood out as one of the most popular and capable SUVs available on the market. With a spacious interior, standard all-wheel drive, and an impressive selection of performance and value-driven features, there's a reason why drivers of all stripes have made it their SUV of choice.

Even with all that it brings to the table, however, the Subaru Outback isn't without its competitors. New models like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V also stand as industry favorites, offering dependable driving experiences defined by a commitment to quality.

When you're shopping for your next car, you might be unsure about which new model you should drive home. Let's take a look at what each new vehicle has to offer.

The 2019 Subaru Outback

Spacious and comfortable, the Outback is well-loved by family drivers looking for an SUV with a bit of extra grit. With a sturdy design, solid engine options, and a powerful all-wheel-drive system, it's equipped to handle just about anything that the roads of Houston and Cypress can throw at it. Rife with modern features, its four different trims offer a wide spread of experiences for drivers of all sorts.

Performance: 2.5-liter boxer-4 (175 horsepower, 174 pounds-feet of torque, 25/32 miles per gallon), 3.6-liter flat-6 (256 horsepower, 247 pounds-feet of torque, 20/27 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Subaru Starlink Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Built-In Navigation, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Heated Seating

Safety Features: Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Departure Warning, Lane-Keep Assist, Pre-Collision Alerts with Automatic Braking

The 2019 Toyota RAV4

Frequently recognized as one of the most dependable SUVs on the road, the Toyota RAV4 delivers a comfortable interior stacked with modern features. It's especially impressive in terms of safety. Equipped with Toyota's Safety Sense suite, the RAV4 can provide an exemplary selection of standard active safety technology that outclasses many of its competitors.

Performance: 2.5-liter inline-4 (203 horsepower, 184 pounds-feet of torque, 24/32 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Toyota's Entune Infotainment System, Built-In Navigation, Apple CarPlay, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wireless Phone Charger, Cooled/Heated Seating

Safety Features: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

The 2019 Honda CR-V

One of Honda's perennial bestseller, the Honda CR-V is a well-equipped crossover that delivers efficient engine options and a cozy interior. This is on top of a suite of features that includes a slew of industry and driver favorites. 

Performance: 2.4-liter inline-4 (184 horsepower, 180 pounds-feet of torque, 26/32 miles per gallon), 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 (190 horsepower, 179 pounds-feet of torque, 28/34 miles per gallon) 

Feature Options: Dual-Zone Climate Control, Heated Seating, Push-Button Start, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Built-In Navigation

Safety Features: Lane-Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward-Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection

Which SUV is the Right One for You?

While the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V both deliver rock-solid feature packages, they struggle to compare to the overall ability offered by the Subaru Outback. With high ground clearance, a durable design, and standard all-wheel drive, the Subaru Outback is the perfect SUV for active families hoping to drive a vehicle equipped to do more than day-to-day errands.

To learn more about everything the Subaru Outback has to offer, get in touch with Super Subaru of Houston. Our Jersey City dealership serves a range of different customers in Tomball and more. We'd love the opportunity to tell you more about everything this excellent new model brings to the table.

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