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2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid vs. 2020 Subaru Outback Review

New 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2020 Subaru
Crosstrek Hybrid

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New 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$35,145
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$26,645 to $39,695
Invoice* $33,016 $25,049 to $37,011
MPG - City N/A 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy N/A 30 - 33
Engine(s) Horizontal 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid and the Subaru Outback.

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). The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid and the Subaru Outback have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid 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 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has much lower torque than the Subaru Outback, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Outback, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

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

Warranty
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Outback.