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2021 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback

2021 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback

2021 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT


2021 Subaru Outback with CVT
$25,350 MSRP*


$26,795 MSRP
190 hp


182 hp
28 mpg**

MPG City

26 mpg
34 mpg**

MPG Highway

33 mpg
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

75.7 cubic feet
39.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space Behind Rear Seats

32.5 cubic feet

Every day, Marlton drivers find themselves torn between the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback. Both models are known for reliability, affordability, and quality – but which is the king of the road? In this guide, we’ll go through the key differences that may influence your decision. Let’s take a look at whether the Outback or CR-V is your dream SUV.



Outback or Honda CR-V: Pricing

Budget is top priority for many Vineland shoppers, and both SUVs offer terrific value for your hard-earned money. The Honda CR-V LX starts at $25,350*, while the Outback base starts at $26,795 MSRP. Factor in offers and incentives, and the Honda CR-V is even more budget-friendly. So in terms of value, the Honda is hard to beat!


Outback or CR-V: Performance

Next up, how do the Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback compare in terms of performance? When looking through the specs, it becomes clear that the CR-V has more robust performance for the Vineland roads ahead. Not only does the CR-V have the higher horsepower, but it also has the better fuel economy. Check out the two below:

2021 Honda CR-V LX:

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • 190 hp
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • 28 mpg city/34mpg highway**

2021 Subaru Outback:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 182 hp
  • 176 lb-ft of torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway


Outback or CR-V: Dimensions

Finally, which model has the more spacious dimensions? Both SUVs have handy features like 60/40 split-folding rear seats for easy storage. But, the Honda CR-V has the edge when it comes to cargo space. Whether folding all seats down or packing the trunk for a Berlin day trip, the CR-V offers more versatility. Take a look:

2021 Honda CR-V LX:

  • Maximum cargo space: 75.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo space behind rear seats: 39.2 cubic feet

2021 Subaru Outback:

  • Maximum cargo space: 75.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo space behind rear seats: 32.5 cubic feet


Find Your Next SUV at Honda of Turnersville

While the Subaru Outback has its fans, it’s clear that the Honda CR-V is a best-seller for good reason! And if you’d like to learn more about this popular SUV, or about the Honda CR-V mpg, contact us at Honda of Turnersville. Visit our dealership in Turnersville for a test drive or preview our new Honda CR-V inventory from home!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 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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