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2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

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2021 Ford
Bronco Sport

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2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$27,215 to $38,160
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $26,806 to $36,824 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 21 - 25 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 30 - 33
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Bronco Sport offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Outback, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Bronco Sport offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru Outback, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Bronco Sport, 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 Bronco Sport 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 Bronco Sport is much higher than that for the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The Ford Bronco Sport is a little wider than the Subaru Outback, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Ford Bronco Sport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Bronco Sport does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Outback.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Ford Bronco Sport for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Bronco Sport greatly out-muscles the Subaru Outback.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Bronco Sport and the Subaru Outback. The Ford Bronco Sport has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Outback.

Warranty
The Ford Bronco Sport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Outback.