2020 Subaru Outback 

2020 Subaru Outback

  2020 Honda CR-V 

2020 Honda CR-V


There are many SUVs and wagons you'll notice darting around Capitola Streets, not least among them the Honda CR-V and the 2020 Subaru Outback. How do you figure out which vehicle is better suited to your needs? At Santa Cruz Subaru, we're here to help you find that out with this handy CR-V vs. Outback comparison. Research capabilities and specs side by side and you'll be sure to have a better idea of which vehicle is your ideal for life in or around Aptos. Have questions along the way? Contact us!

2020 CR-V vs. Outback: Performance

Stack up the Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback near Monterey with regard to performance, and here's what you should know:

  • The Honda CR-V has one engine choice with 190 hp
  • The Subaru Outback standard engine is a 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® Engine with 182 hp
  • The Subaru Outback available engine is a 2.4L turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® Engine with 260 hp
2020 Subaru Outback going up a hill


2020 CR-V vs. Outback: Towing Capacity

Thinking about which vehicle out of the CR-V or Outback meets your needs, you'll also want to consider capability. Namely, towing capability. The Outback provides a lot more of that than the CR-V for your Watsonville area adventures. Explore more below. 

  • The Subaru Outback lets you tow up to 3,500 pounds when equipped with the available 2.4L engine, or up to 2,700 pounds when equipped with the standard engine.
  • The Honda CR-V lets you tow up to 1,500 pounds
2020 Subaru Outback on a coastal road


2020 CR-V vs. Outback: Capability

In the battle of CR-V vs. Outback, one is more capable than the other, thanks to these features:

  • The Subaru Outback offers standard X-MODE, which lets you adjust engine output, all-wheel drive engagement, and transmission ratio.
  • The Honda CR-V does not offer X-MODE technology, as it is exclusive to Subaru models
  • The Subaru Outback comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive. The Honda CR-V comes standard with front-wheel-drive.
  • The Subaru Outback offers an 8.7-inch ground clearance. The Honda CR-V offers an 8.2-inch ground clearance.
2020 Outback off-roading


2020 CR-V vs. Outback: Interior Amenities

The Honda CR-V and Subaru Outback are both spacious, refined vehicles inside that make every Scotts Valley commute or long-distance trip more enjoyable:

  • The Subaru Outback boasts up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo with the second row of seats folded - more than enough for a trunk-full of groceries, moving boxes, luggage, or oversized furniture pieces. The CR-V's cargo space is roughly equivalent.
  • The Subaru Outback boasts a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SUBARU STARLINK™ technology and smartphone integration. The Honda CR-V offers a smaller 5-inch standard touchscreen infotainment system.
2020 Subaru Outback cargo area

Find Your 2020 Outback With Santa Cruz Subaru

Ready to decide once and for all if the Honda CR-V or Outback is better for your unique needs?  Contact us today here at Santa Cruz Subaru serving Capitola and beyond, and we'll be more than happy to help! We're also here to assist you with Subaru financing questions. At Santa Cruz Subaru, getting you into the vehicle that best meets your needs is what we can't wait to do!