Whether you're driving through snow or running errands on a summer day, SUVs like the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V offer a dependable performance. They're also loaded with great features. Which one is right for you? To help drivers in Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown decide, Paul Miller Subaru put them up against each other in this 2020 Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V comparison.

Outback vs CR-V: SUV Specs

The Subaru Outback is built for all kinds of conditions. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard to give you reliable traction. It also has an 8.7-inch ground clearance that'll come in handy if you're going off-roading.

There are two dependable engines to choose from. Each powertrain can help you bring some extra cargo. The 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine can tow up to 2,700 pounds, while the 2.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder can haul up to 3,500 pounds.

The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive, but front-wheel drive is standard. You'll also have to be careful if you're going off-roading or dealing with a bumpy road. The CR-V sits lower to the ground than the Outback with a 7.8-inch ground clearance. You won't be able to bring as much cargo, either. Only one engine is available, and it can only tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Honda CR-V vs Subaru Outback: Safety Features

On top of its standard all-wheel drive, the Subaru Outback comes with lots of smart safety features. For starters, the interior protects you with eight airbags, including a driver's knee airbag and a front passenger seat cushion airbag. To prevent accidents, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology comes standard, too. It gives you more awareness with high-tech features, including:

  • Pre-collision Braking System
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Lane Centering

There's also an available DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System. It monitors your driving patterns and will send you an alert if it detects any signs of drowsy or distracted driving.

In addition to having standard front-wheel drive, the Honda CR-V has fewer airbags and doesn't offer as many driver-assistant features. While some technology does come standard, it doesn't have anything that can tell when you're tired or not focused on the road.

Infotainment System of Outback vs CR-V

The Subaru Outback also has tons of technology that will make your drive more convenient. A touchscreen display comes standard and offers lots of smartphone compatibility with Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. The base system has a 7-inch screen, but an 11.6-inch touchscreen is also available.

The Honda CR-V also comes with Bluetooth®, but Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility aren't offered on the base trim. While a touchscreen display is available on higher trim levels, the standard system runs on a small 5-inch LCD screen.

Test Drive a Midsize SUV in Parsippany NJ!

Contact Paul Miller Subaru to test drive the versatile Subaru Outback and learn more about this 2020 Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V comparison. It offers a capable drivetrain, peace of mind, and a user-friendly infotainment system to drivers and families near Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown.

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