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2016 MINI MINI-Clubman vs. 2017 Subaru Outback Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than the MINI MINI-Clubman, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the MINI MINI-Clubman and the Subaru Outback in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the MINI MINI-Clubman, 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). Based on MSRP, the MINI MINI-Clubman is clearly a better financial choice over 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 MINI MINI-Clubman and the Subaru Outback have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Clubman is much slimmer than the Subaru Outback, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Clubman, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the MINI MINI-Clubman doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Outback.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Clubman has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Clubman is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Outback. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the MINI MINI-Clubman and the Subaru Outback. The MINI MINI-Clubman has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Outback, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Clubman than that of the Subaru Outback.

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2016 MINI
MINI-Clubman

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MSRP*: $24,100 - $27,650

2017 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*: $25,645 - $38,195
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.06% As low as 3.72%
City MPG: 22 - 25 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 27 - 32
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $22,170 - $25,440 $24,131 - $35,635

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