Compare 2019 Audi A4 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Audi A4
2019 Subaru Outback
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Premium 40 TFSI 27 34 $35,156 $37,400
A4 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 34 $39,480 $42,000
A4 Premium Plus 40 TFSI 27 34 $35,156 $37,400
A4 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 34 $39,480 $42,000
A4 Prestige 40 TFSI 27 34 $35,156 $37,400
A4 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 34 $39,480 $42,000
A4 Titanium Premium 40 TFSI 27 34 $36,848 $39,200
A4 allroad Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 29 $42,960 $45,700
A4 allroad Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 29 $42,960 $45,700
A4 allroad Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 29 $42,960 $45,700
S4 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 21 30 $47,188 $50,200
S4 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 21 30 $47,188 $50,200
S4 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 21 30 $47,188 $50,200
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 2.5i 25 32 $24,774 $26,345
Outback 2.5i Limited 25 32 $30,761 $32,845
Outback 2.5i Premium 25 32 $26,766 $28,445
Outback 2.5i Touring 25 32 $34,391 $36,795
Outback 3.6R Limited 20 27 $32,696 $34,995
Outback 3.6R Touring 20 27 $36,369 $38,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,156
$24,774
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,400
$26,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$623 / month
$439 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi A4 is hiding in plain sight as one of the automaker’s most complete and well-rounded cars. The 2019 Subaru Outback makes a sensible crossover SUV alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 58.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 57.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 108.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 55
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 189.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 108.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 73.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 41.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 35.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 35.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 46.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 32.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.4
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)
11.8 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3622
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 4200 175 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 -
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Subaru Outback
Body Style
Sedan Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 270
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

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