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2024 Subaru Outback vs 2024 Honda CR-V Comparison in Columbus, OH

One of the most popular vehicles on the road today is the crossover SUV. Combining everything drivers love about SUVs with the handling of a sedan, the crossover is a wider, more spacious vehicle that offers amazing fuel economy and reliable power. Crossover SUVs handle the job of being a daily driver just as well as being a weekend adventurer and driving off-road just as easily as zipping up the highway. When you've made up your mind that it's time to get behind the wheel of one of these exciting vehicles, we understand that there are a lot of crossovers on the market to choose from. This is why Byers Airport Subaru has put together this helpful comparison page so you can easily see the difference between the 2024 Subaru Outback and the 2024 Honda CR-V. Below you'll take a deep dive into the specs and features of both vehicles and see which one checks all your boxes, from exterior features, connectivity, safety, and performance. When you're done reading, contact us by phone or online with any questions you may have or stop by our Byers Airport Subaru showroom. We're always excited to see you!

2024 Outback with two bikes on roof driving through sunny canyon.

2024 Subaru Outback vs 2024 Honda CR-V: Design & Exterior Features

Both the 2024 Outback and the 2024 CR-V offer standard 17-inch wheels paired with all-season tires, as well as the option to upgrade to 18-inch tires. Only on the Outback will you find the rugged Wilderness trim which comes standard with all-terrain tires as well as a higher 9.5-inch ground clearance to help you travel the unbeaten path with ease. The CR-V has a standard ground clearance of only 7.8 inches and increases to 8.2 inches while 8.7 inches standard on the Outback. Both SUVs offer an available glass moonroof but the similarities end there. Only on the Outback will you find standard LED steering responsive headlights, LED fog lights, and roof rails that can hold a 700 lb static capacity when you choose the Wilderness trim.

Close up of auto-dimming mirror in 2024 Outback showing a pretty view.

2024 Subaru Outback vs 2024 Honda CR-V: Comfort & Technology

When you slip inside the cabin of the 2024 Outback and the 2024 CR-V, you'll find comparable space all around. Both seat up to 5 comfortably and offer the available 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with heating functions on the higher trim levels. Leather-trimmed upholstery is also available on the upper trim levels for the utmost in comfort. Only on the Outback will you find available heated rear outboard seats, a heated steering wheel, and ventilated front seats. Both the Outback and the CR-V start off with a 7-inch display monitor for access to their standard multimedia systems but you get dual monitors on the Outback as well as the option to upgrade to an 11.6-inch display with navigation. The CR-V only offers an available 9-inch display.

White Subaru Outback parked at campsite with trailer, tent, and bikes.

2024 Subaru Outback vs 2024 Honda CR-V: Performance

When it comes to performance, the 2024 Outback is the clear winner. With a 2.5-liter BOXER® engine under the hood, it generates a solid 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. If you're hoping for more power, you can upgrade to the 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER® and see a mighty 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. The 2024 CR-V only offers a single powertrain option: the 1.5-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to a CVT automatic transmission but Symmetrical All-wheel Drive is standard only on the Outback. If you want all-wheel drive on your CR-V, you'll have to pay an extra $1,500.

Close up of Distraction Mitigation System inside 2024 Outback.

2024 Subaru Outback vs 2024 Honda CR-V: Safety

Subaru and Honda are two companies that put safety ahead of all else when engineering their vehicles and the 2024 Outback and 2024 CR-V are perfect examples. While the 2024 models have yet to be rated by the IIHS, both SUVs were named a 2023 Top Safety Pick+, their highest honor. THe NHTSA hasn't yet rated the 2024 CR-V but it has already awarded the 2024 Outback a perfect 5-star overall safety rating, proving this brand's trustworthiness all over again. The Outback offers the standard EyeSight® suite of driver assist technology while the CR-V comes standard with Honda Sensing®. Both vehicles come standard with Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, and the available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

2024 Subaru Outback vs 2024 Honda CR-V: Overall Value

With a starting MSRP of just $28,895, the 2024 SUbaru Outback is only $605 less than the 2024 Honda CR-V. Of course, that's before you add the extra $1,500 for all-wheel drive and consider all of the amenities the Outback offers that the CR-V doesn't like LED daytime running lights, ventilated front seats and heavy-duty standard roof rails. To see just how great a value the new Outback is, we encourage you to contact Byers Airport Subaru by phone, online, or stop by our dealership to get yourself on our books for a test drive. We can't wait to get you behind the wheel of a new Subaru.

Feature 2024 Subaru Outback 2024 Honda CR-V
Starting MSRP* $28,895 $29,500
Standard Horsepower 182 190
Standard Torque (lb/ft) 176 179
All-wheel Drive Standard Available
Fuel Economy (MPG) 36 Highway / 26 City 34 Highway / 28 City
Max Cargo Volume (Cubic Feet) 75.6 76.5
LED Steering Responsive Headlights Standard Unavailable
Reverse Automatic Braking Available Unavailable
Adaptive Cruise Control Standard Standard
IIHS 2023 Rating Top Safety Pick+ Top Safety Pick+

*MSRP does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title, and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features, and models subject to change without notice. Select colors may be subject to an additional charge. See your retailer for more information.


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