Compare 2013 Subaru Outback vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Subaru Outback
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4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 21 28 $22,123 $23,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 21 28 $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 21 28 $23,553 $24,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 21 28 $23,864 $25,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 30 $24,472 $25,995
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 30 $24,782 $26,295
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,643 $28,495
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 18 25 $30,034 $32,095
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
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 $38,027 $40,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,123
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,495
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Subaru Outback is practical above all: it's capable in all kinds of conditions, and has great interior space and standard all-wheel drive. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 61.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 151.700
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 40.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 61.000
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 40.600
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 57.300
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 39.800
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 41.400
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.800
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.200
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.700
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.800
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.600
Length, Overall (in)
189.0 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
42.6 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 70.400
Liftover Height (in)
33.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 67.000
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
29.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 78.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.3 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 43.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
44.9 - TBD -
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)
11.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.750
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.200
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
405 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3423 4534
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 175
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5600 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.695 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.454 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.296 1.840
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.825 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.636 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.947 2.870
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.440 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.972 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.000
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Ford Explorer
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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