2018 Honda CR-V LX

2018 Honda CR-V

2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i

2019 Subaru Outback

2018 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Outback

Compare the Honda CR-V vs Subaru Outback to determine which is best for your Ipswich drive. While the Outback has plenty to offer, the Honda CR-V is a great SUV thanks to its performance and superior cargo space. Compare the Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback below, and learn more about why the highly reviewed Honda CR-V remains a must-drive for Lynn families.

Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V: MSRP

The 2018 Honda CR-V has a starting MSRP of $24,250.* On the other hand, the 2019 Subaru Outback starts at $26,345 MSRP. That’s a price difference of over $2,000. However, as you’ll see below, a higher price doesn’t always equal greater performance or value.

2018 Honda CR-V blue exterior

Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Both models deliver an entertaining driving experience, but the new Honda CR-V boasts better engine power and fuel economy.

  • Engine: The Honda CR-V has a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that generates 184-hp. The Subaru Outback in comparison has a 175-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder.
  • Transmission & Drivetrain: Both SUVs include a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
  • MPG Ratings: Both models have impressive and similar fuel economy, but the Honda CR-V gets 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway** vs. 25 mpg city/32 mpg highway from the Outback 2.5i.
2018 Honda CR-V red exterior

Cargo and Dimensions

The Honda CR-V interior comes with 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and so does the Subaru Outback. However, the Honda CR-V packs more space. Ipswich drivers will find 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Subaru Outback offers 35.5 cubic feet behind its rear seats.


When looking at maximum towing capacity, though, the CR-V has 75.8 cubic feet. The Outback delivers only 73.3 cubic feet maximum.

2018 Honda CR-V interior

See a New CR-V at Honda North in Danvers!

For more information on the new Honda CR-V, compare it to Honda SUVs like the Pilot and Passport, or to see it for yourself stop by Honda North! Schedule a test drive so you can experience it firsthand, and see how it can be a great choice for your Lynn family!


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

*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2018 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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