3643 Pierce Parkway • Billings, MT 59106
2020 Honda Cr-V

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 outback

2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT

2020 Subaru Outback with CVT
$25,050 MSRP*


$26,645 MSRP


28 mpg**

MPG City

26 mpg
34 mpg**

MPG Highway

33 mpg

A reliable SUV can truly make all the difference to your Cody and Laurel commute, and if you’re in the market for a new SUV, you may be considering the 2020 Honda CR-V or 2020 Subaru Outback. While both models come with some impressive performance specs to keep you moving and interior dimensions for a spacious ride, only one can end up in your driveway. Find out whether the Outback or CR-V is right for you with this comparison from Underriner Honda.

Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback: MSRP

A competitive starting price is a huge draw for any SUV customer, and when you opt for the base Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT you can save with its MSRP of $25,050.* You’ll have to pay a little more with the base Subaru Outback trim with CVT, as it starts at $26,645 MSRP. This difference in price enables CR-V drivers to not only save on their purchase but also invest in any available features or accessories to make the CR-V all their own.

Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback: MPG & Performance

An SUV should be built to deliver strong performance and keep up with your lifestyle no matter if you’re around town or far from home. When you take a look under the hood of these SUVs, you’ll see that the CR-V LX offers more power, efficiency, and more over the Outback. See how the performance specs for both base models compare below:

  • Engine: The Honda CR-V LX 2WD is powered by a 190-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that produces 179 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Outback gets a weaker 182-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder that only offers 176 lb-ft of torque.
  • Transmission & Drivetrain: Both SUVs include a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The base CR-V LX 2WD comes with 2WD, and all-wheel drive is standard for the Outback and optional for the CR-V.
  • MPG Ratings: Fuel economy ratings are comparable, but with its base engine and CVT, the CR-V LX 2WD earns 28 mpg city/34mpg highway** vs. 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway from the base Outback trim level with CVT.

Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback: Dimensions

In addition to strong, fuel-efficient performance, SUV drivers rely on ample space to ensure nothing gets left behind. With the Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback interior cabins, you’ll find that both include 60/40-split-folding rear seats, however, CR-V drivers will have a little more room for storage. Behind the rear seats of the CR-V LX , you’ll find 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume to store and protect your belongings, while the Subaru Outback only offers 32.5 cubic feet behind its rear seats. The CR-V LX has more customizable space, as when you fold the rear seats down you’ll get a maximum of 75.8 cubic feet, as opposed the the Outback which has just 75.7 cubic feet maximum space when folding the rear seats down.

Get Behind the Wheel of a New Honda CR-V at Underriner Honda

Now that you’ve compared the Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback, you can check out even more comparisons at Underriner Honda such as the Honda CR-V vs. Honda HR-V or Honda CR-V LX vs. EX, then make your way over to our dealership and experience this impressive SUV in person. Be sure to take a look at our inventory of new and used CR-V models for sale to see what suits you best in terms of price and style. Contact us today to get the car buying or leasing process started with a member of our finance team and schedule a test drive near Red Lodge!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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