Crossovers and compact SUVs like the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V are great options for both families and commuters. So, which one is right for you? To help drivers in Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope decide, Subaru of Mobile looks at what each one has to offer in this 2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Honda CR-V comparison.

Specs & Capability

The Subaru Outback keeps you in control with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. You'll also be able to driver over potholes, streams, and rocky trails with confidence thanks to its 8.7-inch ground clearance.

The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive, but front-wheel drive comes standard. With all-wheel drive it has a ground clearance of 8.2 inches, but with front-wheel drive it only stands 7.8 inches above the ground.

The Outback can also haul more cargo. It offers two engines that are capable of pulling your trailer, ATVs, or boat. The first option is a 2.5L 4-cylinder that can tow up to 2,700 pounds. The more powerful engine is a turbocharged 2.4L 4-cylinder that can haul up to 3,500 pounds.

While the Honda CR-V also offers two engines, neither one of them can carry as much cargo. Both powertrains only have a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Safety Features

On top of its standard all-wheel drive, the Subaru Outback protects you with eight airbags. It also comes with lots of safety features that can help prevent accidents. The standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system gives you more awareness with features such as:

  • Pre-collision Braking
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management

There's also an available DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System. It can detect when you're drowsy or not paying attention and send you alerts to remind you to focus on the road.

The Honda CR-V only has six airbags. While it does offer its own driver assistance system, Honda Sensing®, it isn't standard on every trim level. Plus, it doesn't offer anything that can tell when you're tired or distracted.

Infotainment System

The Outback also comes with technology that'll make your drive more fun and convenient. The dashboard is home to a touchscreen display that can sync up with your smartphone via Bluetooth®. You'll be able to stream music, safely make hands free calls, and use your apps through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. A 7.0-inch touchscreen comes standard for the system, but an 11.6-inch screen is also available

The Honda CR-V also offers a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, but it's not available on every trim level. While the standard system on the base trim is Bluetooth® compatible, it only comes with a 5-inch LCD screen.

Test Drive a Crossover

Visit Subaru of Mobile to learn more about this 2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Honda CR-V comparison and take a test drive. The Outback offers peace of mind, more standard features, and a capable performance to drivers and families in Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope.

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