2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Honda CR-V exterior front fascia and passenger side in driveway vs 2018 Subaru Outback front fascia and drivers side on road

We’ve already compared the 2018 Honda CR-V to some of its competitors, including the Toyota Rav4 and the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. But what about the 2018 Subaru Outback?

Finding a powerful, fuel-efficient SUV can be difficult. We hope to help make your car shopping experience easier for you. In order to do so, we have dug up some research on the 2018 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Subaru Outback. Now, you’ll be able to compare both vehicles to each other in a side by side comparison. Afterwards, we’ll explain what these specs and features mean for a potential driver.

Specifically, we are looking at the 2018 Honda CR-V LX 4dr SUV with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder CVT against the 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i 4dr SUB AWD with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder CVT. By the end of this comparison, you will hopefully have a better idea on what vehicle is the right fit for you.

2018 Honda CR-V


2018 Subaru Outback

184 hp Horsepower 175 hp
180 ft-lbs Torque 174 ft-lbs
39.2/40.4 in Rear Head/Leg Room 38.9/38.1 in
39.2 cu. ft. Cargo Space 35.5. cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2018 Honda CR-V

As you can see in the table above, the 2018 Honda CR-V has more power altogether than the 2018 Subaru Outback. It generates 9 horsepower more than the Outback, and has 6 ft-lbs more torque. For anyone looking for power, you may want to consider the Honda CR-V over the Subaru Outback.

However, the 2018 Honda CR-V also pulls away from the 2018 Subaru Outback when it comes to available space. It offers 39.2 inches in the rear for head room, and 40.4 inches for rear leg room. So, anyone with a plan for toting around passengers, you may want to look at the 2018 Honda CR-V over the 2018 Subaru Outback.

The Honda CR-V also has 3.7 cubic feet more than the Outback. For those who travel a lot, or have items that often need to be stored in the vehicle, the 2018 Honda CR-V has more space to do so. This will enable you to store more things in the CR-V than in the Outback.

Interested in the 2018 Honda CR-V? Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.