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2016 Ford Transit Connect vs. 2016 Subaru Outback Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Transit Connect than the Subaru Outback. The Ford Transit Connect will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Outback.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Transit Connect, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Transit Connect will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Transit Connect is much higher than that for the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The Ford Transit Connect is about the same width as the Subaru Outback. When looking at overall length, the Ford Transit Connect takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Transit Connect and the Subaru Outback do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Ford Transit Connect has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Ford Transit Connect has less horsepower than the Subaru Outback, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Ford Transit Connect offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Outback, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Transit Connect will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Outback.

Warranty
The Ford Transit Connect comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Outback.

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2016 Ford
Transit Connect

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MSRP*: $24,825 - $29,300

2016 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*: $24,995 - $33,395
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,700 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.49%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.88%
City MPG: 19 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 27 27 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,708 - $27,982 $23,499 - $31,227

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.