New Subaru Outback vs New Honda CR-V in Indianapolis

2018 Subaru Outback Indianapolis

Compare the New Subaru Outback to the New Honda CR-V

The 2018 Subaru Outback has a lot of competitors in the crossover SUV market, but none of them give Brownsburg shoppers what the Subaru Outback does. The distinctive look, capable engine, and convenient features help to set it apart from other models like the 2018 Honda CR-V. We've compared several aspects of these two models to provide you with a simpler car-buying process. So, what makes the 2018 Subaru Outback a better crossover option for Plainfield car-buyers?

2018 Subaru Outback Zionsville

2018 Subaru Outback


2018 Honda CR-V

New Honda CR-V Indianapolis


The Outback has a higher starting MSRP, but it comes with standard features that aren't found in the CR-V. For instance, every Outback comes with all-wheel drive, which gives you greater control and makes you more capable of handling rough terrain. The CR-V comes with front-wheel drive, and it costs an extra $1,500 for all-wheel drive.

Fuel Efficiency

The Outback also keeps your yearly fuel spending down. It gets more miles to the gallon during highway and city driving than the CR-V with all-wheel-drive. Plus, the Outback has a larger gas tank, so you'll frequent the gas station less.


The standard all-wheel drive isn't the only part of the Outback that makes it capable of conquering adverse weather and roads. It is available with an engine that puts out 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque, so Terre Haute drivers won't struggle to accelerate quickly. The CR-V's top specs of 190 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque don't give you the same powerful drive.

This engine also allows the Outback to tow nearly twice as much as the CR-V. If you have camping or adventure gear to bring along, the Outback is the better option.

2018 Subaru Outback Terre Haute
New Honda CR-V Zionsville


The Outback lets you bring more gear for a memorable trip, and passengers will have more room to spread out and relax. Every Outback has 108 cubic feet of passenger room, which the CR-V can't match. Front seat passengers have more leg, head, and shoulder room in the Outback, so the driver never gets cramped.

Adding to the comfort, Zionsville shoppers will find that more Outback trim models have power adjustable seats for the front seat passengers and driver's seat memory function. The Outback makes it easier to find your ideal position while switching drivers.

To keep everyone cozy during winter driving, the Outback can be outfitted with heated seats for the front and rear. Heated seats can only be found in the front seats of the Honda CR-V.

Technology Features

There are several ways to connect your smartphone to the audio system in the Outback. Certainly more ways than the CR-V offers; for example, more USB charging ports for your smartphone. Plus, every trim of the Outback comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto compatibility. These features allow for amazingly simple connection between your car and smartphone, so you can take calls over Bluetooth®, use navigation apps, and listen to your favorite music. The Honda CR-V doesn't have this feature in every trim.

You can control these features with the Outback's 8-inch touchscreen display, which is larger and easier to use than the CR-V's. The Outback is also available with a Harman Kardon 12-speaker audio system that produces better sound quality than any system you'll find in the Honda CR-V.

2018 Subaru Outback Brownsburg
New Honda CR-V Terre Haute

The Subaru Outback is the Right Choice for Indianapolis Area Drivers!

Come down to Falcone Subaru to learn more about what sets our models apart from the competition, and for a test drive. You're sure to love what you find!

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