2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Outback

Next to the 2019 Honda CR-V, the respectable 2019 Subaru Outback’s relative flaws come into clearer view. Where the CR-V is a strong, spacious performer across its configurations, the 2019 Outback lacks in performance and cargo space. Moreover, the Subaru Outback is more expensive than the more well-equipped CR-V. Compare the price, specs, and features of each crossover SUV below.


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Starting Price

The 2019 Honda CR-V has a starting MSRP of $24,350*, while the 2019 Subaru Outback starts at $26,345 MSRP. That’s a price difference of over $2,000. However, if you choose the 2019 Outback, that higher price doesn’t give you greater value.

2019 Honda CR-V Parked on street

All-Wheel Drive, MPG, and Engine Specs

The new Honda CR-V delivers greater engine power and fuel economy ratings than the 2019 Outback, as we illustrate below:

  • Transmission & Drivetrain: All-wheel drive is standard for the Outback and available on the CR-V. Each of these crossover SUVs come with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
  • MPG Ratings: The efficiency ratings of the CR-V and Outback are comparable; however, the CR-V slightly edges out the Outback. With its base engine and 2WD, the CR-V LX earns 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway** vs. 25 mpg city 32 mpg highway from the Outback 2.5i.
  • Engine: The in-line 4-cylinder engine of the 2019 Honda CR-V generates, whereas the 2019 Outback gets 175-hp from its 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.
2019 Honda CR-V interior

Cargo and Passenger Space

The interiors of both the 2019 Subaru Outback and 2019 Honda CR-V boast 60/40-split-folding rear seats. However, the Honda CR-V has greater spaciousness for both passengers and cargo.

  • The CR-V has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind its rear seats, while the Subaru Outback offers 35.5 cubic feet behind its rear seats.
  • If you fold the rear seats down, you expand the CR-V cargo area to a maximum of 75.8 cubic feet, whereas the 2019 Outback provides just 73.3 cubic feet maximum.
  • Overall, the CR-V provides 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume while seating five.
2019 Honda CR-V Parked in Snow


Try a New CR-V at Honda of Lincoln

Still deciding whether the CR-V is right for you? Compare the LX or EX trim levels of the CR-V to learn more, or take a trip to Honda of Lincoln to compare it to the Honda HR-V. Schedule a test drive at Honda of Lincoln near Gretna and Bellevue.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

*Based on 2018 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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