2020 Subaru Outback vs. Its Competition

2020 Subaru Outback
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
6.4
The 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.
6.2
The 2019 Buick Regal is a new idea on an old name. Available as a fastback or wagon this time around it's certainly sharp, but could use a little more polish.
6.7
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a convincing crossover SUV with room for families and cargo.
6.8
The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a hugely capable off-roader—or track warrior—wrapped in a smart package.
6.8
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.
7.2
The 2019 Volvo V60 is the rational choice in a market of irrational crossover SUV temptations.
MSRP From     
N/A$25,070$25,750$31,945$24,295$38,900
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/ATurbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ALarge CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDMid-Size Station Wagon
Style Name     
N/A4-Door Sedan FWDSE 2.4L Automatic AWDAltitude 4x22.5iT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASedanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityWagon
Transmission     
N/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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