2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Honda CR-V exterior front fascia driver side in city road on sunny day vs 2020 Subaru Outback exterior front fascia passenger side on highway at night

The 2020 Honda CR-V is a popular SUV choice here in Berrien County, MI, but with the numerous SUVs available, there’s bound to be plenty of competition too. So, we take a look at one of this models competitors in the 2020 Subaru Outback. Let’s take a look at the base trims of both models, meaning the 2020 Honda CR-V LX and the 2020 Subaru Outback Base.

To begin, you’ll have a bit more horsepower and torque in the Honda CR-V LX. It gives you 190 hp and 179 lb.-ft. of torque, which is a bit more than the 182 hp and 176 lb.-ft. Because of the little difference, the horsepower may not be enough to convince you one way or another. However, if you’re looking to get the most out of your SUV, then you may want to opt for the CR-V LX, which has over 7 cubic feet more of cargo space. Let’s take a closer look.

2020 Honda CR-V LX


2020 Subaru Outback Base

190 hp & 179 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 182 hp & 176 lb.-ft.
39.2 cu. ft. Cargo Space 32.5 cu. ft.
N/A Cooled/Ventilated Seats Available on other trims
28/34 mpg* Fuel Economy* (city/hwy) 26/33 mpg

Advantages of the 2020 Honda CR-V

When it comes to technologies, you may feel more comfortable in the Subaru Outback, at least when it comes to cooled/ventilated front seats. This particular feature isn’t available in the base trim of the Outback, and not available at all in the CR-V.

Even so, the CR-V does have the potential to be a solid model not only for vacations and longer drives, but normal city driving as well. The CR-V has an EPA-Estimated fuel economy* of 28 mpg* in the city and 24 mpg* on the highway.

When it comes to color options, you’ll have the choice of Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, and Radiant Red Metallic. If you go up a trim you’ll have the option to choose the Sonic Gray Pearl and Agean Blue Metallic.

Give your friendly Tyler Honda a call if you have any further questions. Our expert team would love to tell you more about this or any other Honda model.

*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.