Compare Subaru Outback to the Competition

The Outback beats the CR-V and RAV4 in design and features for your trips around Chicago. Learn more today!

How Does the Subaru Outback Stack Up to the Competition?

If you're looking for a new crossover SUV that's designed to take on any adventure around Chicago, we invite you to come check out our great selection of new Subaru Outback models at The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside. The Subaru Outback remains one of the most versatile and capable vehicles available, allowing it to fit the lifestyle and needs of any Broadview area driver. Enjoy the performance of standard all-wheel drive on every model to take on snow winters in Oak Lawn with greater confidence and ease than ever before. With seven different trim levels and so much offered in each, we're sure that there's a new Outback model to fit all your needs both today and down the road. To help demonstrate why the new Subaru Outback is a great option for you, we're going to compare it to the new Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, providing you with the perspective you need to see which vehicle is right for you.

Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V

  • Every new Subaru Outback model comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing you with the utmost capability to take on snow, ice, mud, dirt, and every road around Chicago, giving you the freedom to leave the city and explore new adventures on the weekend. The Honda CR-V comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive as an available option on most models. The Toyota RAV4 also comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive available on all models.
  • The Honda CR-V offers slightly more standard horsepower than the Outback does. However, if you're looking for the most strength under the hood, the new Outback offers an available 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 260-horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque. The Honda CR-V falls short with its largest engine option a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that achieves 190-horsepower and 179 pounds-feet of torque. The only engine option offered on the RAV4 is the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 203-horsepower.
  • If you need a vehicle that can tow your trailer around Oak Lawn, the Outback is the right choice. The Outback offers 2,700 pounds of standard towing power, with up to 3,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity. The new Honda CR-V tops out at 1,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity. The RAV4 can also achieve up to 3,500 pounds of towing when properly equipped.
  • Although the CR-V gets a slight nod in fuel economy, the new Outback offers 18.5 gallons of fuel capacity, allowing you to fill up and travel further on a single tank than with the 14.5 gallons offer in both the CR-V and RAV4.
  • Design

    • Roof rails come in handy whether you attach a roof rack for bicycles or need to bring your holiday tree home. That's why the Outback comes with standard raised roof rails, while the CR-V and RAV4 offer them as an option.
    • All Subaru Outback models now come with LED steering responsive headlights that can illuminate the road ahead, even when you're turning a corner. A similar feature isn't offered on either the RAV4 or CR-V.


    • Passenger volume is similar in both the Outback and the CR-V, with just over 105 cubic feet of space, while the RAV4 offers 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.
    • Multiple type of leather upholstery are offered in the new Subaru Outback lineup. The RAV4 doesn't offer genuine leather in any trim level.


    • Both the Subaru Outback and Toyota RAV4 come equipped with standard infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The CR-V offers both features as well, but they don't come standard.
    • For easy control of features on the go, the Outback offers a standard 7-inch or available 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen display. The largest touchscreen offered in the RAV4 is an available 8-inch display and an available 7-inch display in the CR-V.


    Safety features are similar among all models, with all offering a standard suite of driver assist technologies like pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more.

    Learn More About the New Subaru Outback Lineup During a Test Drive

    We invite you to visit us at The Autobarn Subaru of Countryside to view our wide selection of new Subaru models in person. Shop our Outback specials and test drive the Outback trim levels that interest you most.

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