Black 2020 Honda CR-V - Comparison

2020 Honda CR-V

2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 CR-V

2020 Outback
$25,050 MSRP*

Starting Price

$26,645 MSRP
2.4L 4-cylinder engine


2.5L 4-cylinder engine
190 hp


182 hp
28 city mpg / 34 hwy mpg**

Fuel Economy

26 city mpg / 33 hwy mpg
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

75.7 cubic feet
39.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space Behind Rear Seats

32.5 cubic feet

An SUV can be a great option if you’re looking for more power and space behind the wheel on Redmond roads. With options like the 2020 Honda CR-V or 2020 Subaru Outback hitting the market, drivers want to make sure they have all the information they need to get the right SUV they’re looking for at a price they can appreciate. Discover which is the right fit for your lifestyle with the 2020 Subaru Outback vs. CR-V brought to you by the automotive experts at Honda of Kirkland.

2020 Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V: Price

Since one of the first things customers will want to do when comparing their potential SUV options is the price, many will be impressed to see that they will save more when they opt for the Honda CR-V over the Subaru Outback. The base Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT starts at $25,050 MSRP,* while the base Subaru Outback trim with CVT starts at $26,645 MSRP. The Outback lineup does come with more trim levels to choose from over the CR-V lineup, but as you move up the trim levels, you’ll find yourself stretching your wallet too thin when you can take advantage of similar features and capabilities for much less with the more reasonable Honda CR-V configurations.

Red 2020 Honda CR-V turning a corner

2020 Outback vs. CR-V: MPG and Performance

A strong performance and reliable fuel economy are another factor Woodinville drivers want to take into consideration when shopping for their next SUV. That’s why Honda continues to live up to its reputation of providing high-performing vehicles. Despite the fact that it has a slightly smaller engine configuration than the Subaru Outback, the Honda CR-V tops its competitor in terms of horsepower, torque, and MPG ratings. See how the performance specs for both base models compare below:

2020 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT:

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • 190 hp
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 city mpg / 34 hwy mpg**

2020 Subaru Outback with CVT:

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 182 hp
  • 176 lb-ft of torque
  • 26 city mpg  / 33 hwy mpg

2020 Outback vs. CR-V: Interior Space

SUV drivers also count on plenty of interior space to help them easily tackle their essential trips around Kirkland. When you step inside the cabin of both SUVs, you’ll see they both come with standard 60/40-split-folding rear seats to help you easily utilize your interior space to fit your needs. Those who opt for the Honda CR-V LX will have more cargo space and better interior measurements over the Outback no matter if you choose to keep your rear seats folded up or down. Take a look at the cargo room available in both models below:

2020 Honda CR-V LX:

  • 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats up
  • 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats down

2020 Subaru Outback:

  • 32.5 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats up
  • 75.7 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats down

2020 CR-V cargo area with rear seats folded down

Find the 2020 CR-V and More SUVs at Honda of Kirkland

After you’ve compared the two SUVs, are you ready to hit Seattle roads, behind the wheel of a new 2020 Outback or CR-V? At Honda of Kirkland you’ll find a stellar online inventory of new and pre-owned CR-V models for sale to meet your needs and fit your budget. We also offer used Subarus. Explore your financing and leasing options then set up a time to test drive your favorite Honda SUV from our dealership near Lynnwood!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD 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 and other factors.

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