Compare 2013 Subaru Outback vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Subaru Outback
2013 Ford Explorer
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
Select style
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
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
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
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
Third Leg Room (in)
- 33.200
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.700
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.800
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 50.800
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.600
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/65R17
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 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
405 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3423 4534
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Transmission
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 -
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.000
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Ford Explorer
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
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
--

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue