Compare Subaru Outback in Tilton, NH

 

Compare the 2017 Subaru Outback

In New England it's important to know that you have a reliable car or SUV that can get you through the notoriously difficult winters, which is why Tilton, Concord, Manchester, Laconia, and Plymouth customers choose Subaru vehicles. There are many benefits to the Subaru Outback aside from the all-wheel drive, backup camera, and other modern technology, but a test drive will really show you why it's a great fit for you.

Part of deciding whether the 2017 Subaru Outback is right for you is comparing this model to the closest competitors in its segment. Other popular choices in this crossover segment are the Honda CR-V and the Ford Edge. Let's take a look to see how the Outback stands out.


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Compare the Subaru Outback and the Honda CR-V

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Outback was built from the ground up with all-wheel drive. Honda started as a front-wheel drive model and added on AWD capability later. Subaru's more sophisticated system responds more quickly to a loss of traction.
  • Powertrain. The Outback has a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a manual shift mode mated to a standard 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Checking the box for the Outback 3.6R boosts horsepower to 256 horsepower with a boxer six-cylinder motor; the only one you'll find on the market outside a Porsche showroom.
  • Safety.  Both the Outback and the CR-V offer their own versions of pre-collision warning and braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection and lane departure warning. Exclusive to the Outback is which includes "rear cross traffic alert" (uses rear-facing radar to detect vehicles approaching from either side - e.g., when backing out of a parking space) and "pre-collision throttle management" (senses the presence of obstacles in front of the vehicle and will reduce available power to lessen or potentially avoid a collision).
  • Ground Clearance. Living in New Hampshire means rough weather and rough terrain are part of life. The Outback is well-known for its remarkable 8.7-inches of ground clearance, while the Honda CR-V only clears 6.8 inches.
  

Compare the 2017 Subaru Outback and the Ford Edge

In New England, with its rough weather and rough terrain, all-wheel drive (AWD) can be a must-have option. While there are a number of great crossovers that have AWD as an available option, the Subaru Outback offers AWD as a standard feature.  The Ford Edge, a compact crossover SUV, is another strong candidate that has available AWD as an option. How do the two compare? Let's take a look.

  • Standard AWD. Again, the usefulness of AWD in New Hampshire winters can't be overstated. It's a standard feature on the Outback, but only an available option on the Ford Edge. The Outback also is known for its X-Mode, another standard feature that helps the crossover maintain its composure under difficult off-road circumstances. It also includes Hill Descent Control.
  • Fuel Economy. The Subaru Outback has 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine standard that makes 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rates the Outback's fuel economy at 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. Meanwhile, the Edge's standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four delivers EPA-rated fuel economy of just 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for the AWD model.
  • Rooftop Cargo Hauling. The Outback includes a pivoting roof crossbar. Normally the roof rails run lengthwise along the length of the car, but when you need crossbars to actually carry something, the rails pivot outward, snapping into place on either side, and can even be adjusted fore and aft.
  

Compare the Subaru Outback and the Hyundai Tucson

The Subaru Outback and the Hyundai Tucson are two highly-rated crossovers that should appeal to anyone with an adventurous spirit. But only one - the Outback - offers symmetrical all-wheel drive standard. If you live in an area of the country with rough winters, this can make the choice between the two models an easy one. But the Tucson is still a very capable vehicle with great styling and many innovative features. How else does the Outback compare with the Tucson?

  • Powertrain. The Outback has a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a manual shift mode mated to a standard 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Checking the box for the Outback 3.6R boosts horsepower to 256 horsepower with a boxer six-cylinder motor; the only one you'll find on the market outside a Porsche showroom.

  • Safety.  Both the Outback and the Tucson offer their own versions of pre-collision warning and braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection and lane departure warning. Exclusive to the Outback is which includes "rear cross traffic alert" (uses rear-facing radar to detect vehicles approaching from either side - e.g., when backing out of a parking space) and "pre-collision throttle management" (senses the presence of obstacles in front of the vehicle and will reduce available power to lessen or potentially avoid a collision).
  • Ground Clearance. Living in New Hampshire means rough weather and rough terrain are part of life. The Outback is well-known for its remarkable 8.7-inches of ground clearance, while the Hyundai Tucson only clears 6.4 inches.
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Belknap Subaru has a full inventory of new 2017 Outback models in stock, and our experienced sales team is ready to answer any other questions you have about the Outback's standout features and how it compares to its peers. We offer a number of finance specials on new Subaru vehicles, as well as specials on Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Subarus.


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