2019 Honda CR-V LX 2WD

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i

2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Subaru Outback
$24,350 MSRP*

Starting Price

$26,345 MSRP
184 hp


175 hp
26 mpg**

MPG City

25 mpg
32 mpg**

MPG Highway

32 mpg
75.8 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

73.3 cubic feet
39.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space Behind Rear Seats

35.5 cubic feet

2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Outback: Who do you expect to win this showdown of crossover SUVs? While both vehicles fare admirably, the CR-V ultimately stands out in several categories, from price to efficiency. Which vehicle would you rather cruise around Naperville in—the Outback or CR-V? Don’t answer that until you read the comparison from our Valley Honda experts.

2019 Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V: MSRP

At $26,345 MSRP, the Subaru Outback price is about $2,000 more than the Honda CR-V price, which starts at $24,350 MSRP.* Does this difference guarantee that the Outback will outperform the more affordable CR-V? Not quite. Read our breakdowns below for a full look at fuel efficiency, performance, and cargo comparisons!

2019 CR-V on the road

2019 Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V: MPG & Performance

In this matchup of 4-cylinder engines, a new Honda CR-V has several positives over a new Subaru Outback:

  • Engine: The Honda CR-V is equipped with a 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine. The Subaru has a 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with AVCS.
  • Horsepower: The Honda CR-V base trim gets 184 hp, while the Subaru Outback only gets 175 hp.
  • Transmission and Drivetrain: Both SUVs include a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). While all-wheel drive is standard for the Outback, it’s optional on CR-V trims.
  • MPG Ratings: The CR-V gets 26 mpg city and 32 mpg** highway. The Subaru, meanwhile, gets 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
2019 CR-V at night

2019 Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V: Cargo

Both SUVs make space a priority, offering quite a bit of cargo room. With that said, if cargo space is a concern, the Honda CR-V has Chicago drivers covered. The Honda CR-V has 39.2 cubic feet of space behind its rear seats; the Subaru Outback has 35.5 cubic feet. Both vehicles have 60/40-split folding rear seats, with the Honda CR-V providing 75.8 cubic feet and the Outback offering only 73.3 cubic feet—that’s over 2 extra cubic feet of space!

Putting cargo in a 2019 CR-V

Our New CR-V Inventory

Test Drive a New 2019 CR-V at Valley Honda Today!

At the end of the day, the Honda CR-V is the more cost-effective, powerful, and spacious SUV for Bolingbrook drivers. If you can already imagine yourself behind the wheel of a new CR-V cruising down the highway, then it’s time to schedule a test drive with Valley Honda.

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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4173 Ogden Avenue Aurora, IL


Phone: (630) 851-5700

4173 Ogden Avenue Aurora, IL


Phone: (630) 851-5700

4173 Ogden Avenue Aurora, IL
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