2020 Subaru Outback vs. Its Competition

2020 Subaru Outback - Best Car To Buy 2020
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Among wagons, the Subaru Outback is closer to the Buick Regal TourX and Volvo V60, that offer versatile shapes and turbo-4 power.

The Buick doesn’t have the same off-roading abilities as the Outback, and the V60 and V60 Cross Country are more expensive than the Subaru.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is no stranger to the wilderness but isn’t as efficient.

The Santa Fe is a similar value, but opting for the turbo-4 adds to the bottom line.

The Forester is just across the showroom, and is closer to a typical crossover in looks.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.
7.0
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a sure bet for safety, space, and swiftness.
6.5
The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee impresses with style and performance, but lags behind in safety and fuel economy.
6.8
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
MSRP From   
$26,645$26,275$32,150$24,495
Gas Mileage   
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class   
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name   
CVTSE 2.4L Automatic FWDAltitude 4x2CVT
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission   
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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