Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Subaru Outback

2014 Ford Explorer Change
2014 Subaru Outback Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style FWD 4-Door Base
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Emissions

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 22 29 $22,123 $23,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $22,431 $23,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 30 $23,040 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 30 $23,349 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,289 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,602 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 30 $25,208 $26,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 30 $25,520 $27,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 30 $27,281 $29,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 30 $27,589 $29,395
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 17 25 $30,034 $32,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,288
$22,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,015
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$392 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. Above all else, the 2014 Subaru Outback remains an eminently practical and capable vehicle, with generous interior space both for people and their gear.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 151.7 105.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 56.3
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) 40.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61 56.1
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 43
Third Head Room (in) 37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 54.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 37.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 67 61
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 107.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 67 61
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 189
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 65.8
Liftover Height (in) - 28
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 34.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 42.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 70.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - 44.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 29.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 41.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 11.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 405
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4534 3423
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code 998-1 NA
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500 173 @ 5600
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.95
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Subaru Outback
Body Style Sport Utility Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.