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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
MSRP
$25,895
Invoice
$24,360
Average Price Paid
$23,343
1,063 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
MSRP
$28,450
Invoice
$26,707
Average Price Paid
$26,485
9,613 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Fair Price
$24,039
Good Price
$22,682
Great Price
$21,905
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Fair Price
$27,268
Good Price
$25,939
Great Price
$25,178

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,474
106 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
3 GOOD deals

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2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,039
66 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

One of the original “crossover” SUVs, the first Outback was a trim level for the 1995 Legacy station wagon. In 1996, in a stroke of sheer brilliance, Subaru jacked up the suspension, p...

2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Honda redesigned its compact CR-V crossover in 2017 to critical acclaim, earning it a case-full of industry awards. Fresh off of that successful launch, it slides into 2018 with no maj...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 4
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
70
writes:
I drove this vehicle before I purchased another car. I really disliked driving the Outback: (1) lousy brakes...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad better.
"Thats easy: just look at them."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad better.
"My girlfriend and son love the Audi A4 allroad."
240
writes:
Handles very well and feels very capable on our terrible dirt road with little side-to-side movement. Handles ...
Handling Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo worse.
"On both dirt road and pavement, the Outback was smoother and I felt more in control. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo worse.
"A little more room for legs of all sizes, and the seats are comfortable and durable."
writes:
Okay if you dont have money.
Power Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD better.
"Better engineering, higher quality."
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad 2.0T quattro Premium Plus AWD better.
"Better design, beautiful car."
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
290
writes:
Interior felt superior to the Forrester. It does have a regular size sunroof, but it feels more streamlined. ...
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring worse.
"Feels better all the way around. Best gas mileage, and streamlined interior. "
30
writes:
Fat and bulky, not very stylist or comfortable.
Family Car Ranked 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium better.
"Comfort, safety features, styling and overall performance. Toyota did it again, way to go!!"
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium better.
"Comfort, safety features, styling and overall performance. Toyota did it again, way to go!!"
190
writes:
Great family car for a family that will manly use as a small minivan. The styling leads to smaller windows an...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited better.
"The Forester has larger windows."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited worse.
"It simple has more capacity."

Specs

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed CVT Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
175 hp @ 5,800 RPM
190 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
174 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 35.5 cu ft 39.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,073 lbs 1,091 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,700 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.9 in 180.6 in
Width 81.3 in 73 in
Height 66.1 in 66.5 in
Wheelbase 108.1 in 104.7 in

Available Options

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i

Exterior Colors

  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Twilight Blue Metallic
  • Wilderness Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • Extended Thule Cargo Carrier
  • Exterior Interior HomeLink Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Trailer Hitch
2018 Honda CR-V
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Sandstorm Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

Option Packages

  • Tires: P235/55R19 101H
  • Wheels: 19" Diamond-Cut Alloy

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