Many competitors to the Subaru Outback have come and gone during the wagon's three decades on sale.
The Audi Allroad has been around for most of it (although in two different configurations) and can out point the Outback on interior amenities, if you're willing to pay the price.
Ford's Explorer has the benefit of three rows of seating, but doesn't offer the same kind of advanced safety as the Outback.
Volvo's XC70 and XC60 are quality competitors, but start well above the Outback's base $25,000 price—in the case of the XC70, about $11,000 more.
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|2017 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2017 Jeep Grand CherokeeBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volvo XC60Browse Used Listings||2016 Volvo XC70Browse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|2.5i||Base FWD||75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*||T5 FWD Dynamic||FWD 4-Door Wagon T5 Drive-E|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Wagon|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Subaru Outback vs. 2017 Ford Explorer||2017 Subaru Outback vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee||2017 Subaru Outback vs. 2017 Volvo XC60||2017 Subaru Outback vs. 2016 Volvo XC70|