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2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Outback

The crossover SUV class of the automotive industry has never been so packed with great options for a potential buyer to consider. A comparison of the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Outback will give customers a very clear idea of the kind of challenges they will face during the vehicle research process. Meridian Honda customers can choose among four 2020 CR-V trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Truth be told, the 2020 Honda CR-V and the competing Subaru Outback have more than a few similarities, but the Honda crossover SUV is able to demonstrate just enough of an advantage to make it feasible for buyers to take a closer look at the Meridian Honda inventory. Customers interested in knowing more about the 2020 Honda CR-V can start the pre-ordering process with a Meridian Honda product expert today by calling 601-693-4651.

Both the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Subaru Outback have two rows of seats that can easily accommodate five passengers. Owners of the 2020 CR-V will be able to use 39.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume when people are sitting in the backseat and as much as 75.8 cubic-feet when the seats are folded down. People who choose the 2020 Subaru Outback will have 32.5 cubic-feet with rear passengers in place and 75.7 cubic-feet with the rear seats folded down. When it comes to accommodating passengers, the 2020 CR-V is able to offer a few additional inches of legroom for front and rear passengers than what is available in the 2020 Outback. Both vehicles have infotainment systems that are compatible with the Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ suites of applications. Owners of the 2020 CR-V will need to choose the EX, EX-L and Touring models to have this capability.


2020 CR-V LX, 2WD


2020 Subaru Outback

Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
190/179 Horsepower/Torque 182/176
5 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers
75.8 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 75.7 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

All versions of the 2020 Honda CR-V will have a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood that will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. It will make 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque with front- and all-wheel-drive versions available. Versions of the 2020 CR-V with front-wheel-drive will be able to expect the vehicle to achieve up to 28 miles per gallon* in the city and 34 miles per gallon* on the highway. Buyers who pick the all-wheel-drive models can expect 27 mpg* in the city and 32 mpg* on the highway.

The base engine of the 2020 Subaru Outback is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will be mated to a CVT of its own. Owners of this version of the Outback will be able to use 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. Honda CR-V owners will have better fuel economy scores than the 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway demonstrated by the 2020 Outback. Subaru also offers a more powerful turbocharged engine option for the 2020 Outback, but it gets even lower fuel efficiency scores.

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid 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, battery-package/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.



A photo of the center console in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the rear cargo area in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the front seats in the 2020 Honda CR-V.
A photo of the touchscreen interface in the 2020 Honda CR-V.