2018 Subaru Outback vs. the Competition

How Does the 2018 Subaru Outback Stand Out in a World of Crossovers in Killeen?

Subaru fans are known for their passion, and models such as the 2018 Subaru Outback make it easy to see why. Rugged and reliable, the Subaru Outback will get you wherever you want to go, and you'll even enjoy the ride. While it does face some competition from models such as the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander, these are one-sided rivalries at best. The Subaru Outback pulls ahead as the superior vehicle; here are just a few reasons why.

 

Subaru Outback vs Honda Pilot

  • Like every Subaru vehicle (except for the Subaru BRZ), the 2018 Subaru Outback comes with standard Subaru all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive costs extra on the Honda Pilot.
  • The standard 2018 Subaru Outback gets an EPA-estimated 25/32/28 city/highway/combined mpg. The most fuel-efficient trim of the 2018 Honda Pilot gets 20/27/23 city/highway/combined mpg, and that only drops further with the addition of all-wheel drive. Subaru lets you spend more time on the road, and less time at the pump.
  • Both the 2018 Subaru Outback and the 2018 Honda Pilot received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. However, the Subaru Outback received a five-star frontal crash rating; the 2018 Honda Pilot received only four stars.
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback received a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2018 Honda Pilot received a Top Safety Pick.
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration on its standard 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay cost extra on the 2018 Honda Pilot.
  • The 2018 Honda Pilot has one available engine option. The 2018 Subaru Outback has two available engines. Subaru believes in giving you plenty of choices.
  • Subaru gives you standard roof rails with crossbars, making it even easier to carry your cargo. Roof rails cost extra on the 2018 Honda Pilot.

Subaru Outback vs Toyota Highlander

  • Like the 2018 Honda Pilot, the 2018 Toyota Highlander only received a four-star frontal crash rating.
  • The 2018 Toyota Highlander received a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It's a good score, but not as good as the 2018 Subaru Outback.
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are not available on the 2018 Toyota Highlander, or on any other Toyota model.
  • While all-wheel drive is standard on the 2018 Subaru Outback, it costs extra on the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Subaru believes that everyone should be able to enjoy the extra power and control that all-wheel drive provides.
  • The most fuel-efficient trim of the 2018 Toyota Highlander gets 21/27/23 city/highway/combined mpg. Like the Honda Pilot, it just can't match Subaru.
  • The standard 2018 Toyota Highlander can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The standard 2018 Subaru Outback can tow up to 2,700 pounds.
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback has a starting MSRP of $25,895. The starting MSRP of the 2018 Toyota Highlander is $31,030-over $5,000 more.
  • Roof rails cost extra on the 2018 Toyota Highlander.
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback has a standard 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. The 2018 Toyota Highlander has a standard 6.1-inch infotainment touchscreen.

Come See for Yourself

In the crossover world, Subaru is king. The 2018 Subaru Outback does it all and more; other brands just can't compete. Of course, while reading about the Subaru Outback is one thing, the best way to really get a feel for it is by getting being the wheel and taking one for a spin. Just give us a call at (888) 446-6063 and we'll help you schedule a test drive, or come pay us a visit here in Killeen, TX, to set one up in person. We can't wait to meet you.



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