Compare 2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Toyota 4Runner

2017 Subaru Outback
2017 Toyota 4Runner
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 2.5i 25 32 $24,131 $25,645
Outback 2.5i Limited 25 32 $30,343 $32,390
Outback 2.5i Premium 25 32 $26,076 $27,695
Outback 2.5i Touring 25 32 $33,656 $35,995
Outback 3.6R Limited 20 27 $32,696 $34,995
Outback 3.6R Touring 20 27 $35,635 $38,195
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Limited 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4Runner Limited 2WD 17 21 $39,123 $42,525
4Runner Limited 4WD 17 20 $40,994 $44,560
4Runner SR5 2WD 17 21 $31,473 $34,210
4Runner SR5 4WD 17 20 $33,198 $36,085
4Runner SR5 Premium 2WD 17 21 $33,157 $36,040
4Runner SR5 Premium 4WD 17 20 $34,882 $37,915
4Runner TRD Off Road 4WD 17 20 $34,348 $37,335
4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4WD 17 20 $36,150 $39,295
4Runner TRD Pro 4WD 17 20 $39,009 $42,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,131
$39,123

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$25,645
$42,525

Monthly Payment Estimate

$427 / month
$709 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
6.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Subaru Outback is a worthy competitor to many SUVs on capability alone—factor in price and it should be a no-brainer. If it's an exploration companion you're after, the Toyota 4Runner fits the bill exceptionally well.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

32 mpg 21 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD -

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

108.1 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.3 57.8

Front Leg Room (in)

42.9 41.7

Front Hip Room (in)

55.5 56.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.1 32.9

Front Head Room (in)

40.8 38.6

Second Hip Room (in)

55 55.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 57.8

Second Head Room (in)

38.9 38.6

Third Leg Room (in)

- NA

Third Hip Room (in)

- NA

Third Head Room (in)

- NA

Third Shoulder Room (in)

- NA

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

66.1 71.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.2 63.2

Wheelbase (in)

108.1 109.8

Liftover Height (in)

27.9 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.4 75.8

Track Width, Front (in)

61.8 63.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.7 9

Length, Overall (in)

189.6 190.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

73.3 89.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

41.8 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

35.5 47.2

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 47.2

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

46.3 -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

32.5 -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.8 12.3

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.4 13.3

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 23

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.1 37.4

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P245/60SR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/65HR17 P245/60SR20

Spare Tire Size

Compact Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2700 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2700 5000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

2700 5000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

270 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

270 500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3580 4525

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

- 3439

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

- 2998

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 6100

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 20 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 20 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

490 750

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

110 -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

- 750

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

174 @ 4000 278 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 4.0 L/241

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

175 @ 5800 270 @ 5600

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Engine Oil Cooler

- None

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

32 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 17

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.11 -

Trans Type

6 5

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.67 3.22

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.58 - 0.62 3.52

Transfer Case Model

- None

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.40

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.72

Trans PTO Access

- No

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 2.04

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- No

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

Subaru Outback Toyota 4Runner

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Body Code

- S

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Double Wishbone -

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut -

Axle Type - Front

- Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

- 3.73

Axle Type - Rear

- Rigid Axle

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

- 3.73

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 9.8

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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