2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Subaru Outback

2016 Subaru Outback

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The 2016 Honda CR-V is one of America’s best-selling SUVs, so it should come as no surprise to College Place and Kennewick drivers to learn that it significantly outpaces competitors like the 2016 Subaru Outback. All it takes is a quick competitive comparison to demonstrate just how soundly the CR-V has risen above its rivals.

Powertrains and MPG

2016 Honda CR-V Exterior

Honda CR-V

Power, efficiency, and performance are all important considerations for crossover drivers, but it’s rare to find a vehicle that delivers across the board. The Honda CR-V stands out as one of them, and a quick comparison with the 2016 Subaru Outback demonstrates why:

  • Power: The CR-V’s 2.4L four-cylinder engine comes standard across all trim levels to provide drivers with up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. That’s markedly more than is delivered by the 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque from the Outback’s 2.5L four-cylinder engine.

  • Efficiency: Despite providing far superior power, the CR-V makes up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway* with FWD vs. the Outback’s 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, with both vehicles equipping continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard.

  • Performance: The CR-V’s extra horses and torque really makes an impact when you hit the road — according to Edmunds, it jumps from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.8 seconds, while the Outback achieves the same in a substandard 9.6 seconds.


Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda CR-V has been built to accommodate the varying and demanding lifestyles of modern American families, and it reflects that design philosophy well. College Place and Kennewick drivers will find that the interior boasts:

  • Larger rear doors for easier entering and exiting

  • Low load floor to make stowing heavier items easier

  • No protruding transmission tunnel to make the middle-rear seat uncomfortable

These are small changes that add up to a big difference, and they play a real part in separating the 2016 CR-V from competitors like the 2016 Subaru Outback.

There’s also noticeably more space in the Honda than there is in the Outback, with 35.5 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats of the Subaru vs. up to 37.2 in the CR-V, which includes spring-loaded, auto-folding rear seatbacks that fold down with the pull of a lever to reveal up to 70.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Comfort and Convenience Features

The 2016 Honda CR-V would be sufficiently impressive based around its smartly designed interior and state-of-the-art powertrain options, but it also carries a number of exclusive features for College Place and Kennewick drivers to take advantage of, including:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: The Outback offers a basic rearview camera as standard; the CR-V goes two steps further. The CR-V’s rearview camera includes guidelines to help you judge your reversing and three viewing modes (Normal, Wide, and Top-Down) are utilized to provide a more complete picture of the area behind your vehicle.

  • SMS Text Message Function: Both the CR-V and the Outback offer Bluetooth handsfree calling as standard, but the Honda can read your incoming text messages aloud.

  • HondaLink: This next-generation system allows drivers to connect their smartphones to the CR-V’s multimedia system, then use a number of functions — plus a growing selection of smartphone apps — as they drive.

Safety Features

Honda CR-V

Both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Subaru Outback offer a persuasive collection of available driver-assistance technologies, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System

  • Forward Collision Warning

  • Lane Departure Warning

  • Lane Keeping Assist System

  • Adaptive Cruise Control

However, the Outback misses out on a few of Honda’s own protection features, including:

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure: Directs impact energy away from occupants in the event of a collision.

  • Honda LaneWatch: A small camera beneath your passenger-side mirror plays on your touchscreen, showing close to four times more than the mirror alone.

Find Your 2016 CR-V in the Showroom at Walla Walla Valley Honda

The 2016 Honda CR-V outdoes the 2016 Subaru Outback across the board, so come to Walla Walla Valley Honda in Kennewick, WA to experience the difference for yourself. Our team members are always happy to answer your questions and arrange a test-drive.

* 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.