2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback Information in Salt Lake City, UT

Your next new SUV is a big decision, and it pays to know what you're getting for the money. As one of the most popular brands in the greater Salt Lake City area, it's no surprise to find Subaru at the top of many wish lists. So, which Subaru SUV is right for your daily drive and weekend adventures? We want to help with Subaru SUV comparisons like this one between the new 2021 Crosstrek and Outback models. Below, you'll find a preview of some more noticeable distinctions between these models, and we invite you to discover both in greater detail at Nate Wade Subaru.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback Exterior

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback: Size

Size may very well be one of the most significant differences between the Subaru Crosstrek and Outback. They both sit with a capable 8.7 inches of ground clearance, but the Subaru Crosstrek has a slightly shorter wheelbase and is over a foot shorter overall than the new Subaru Outback. From the outside, this may not seem like a big difference, but take a seat inside for a better perspective.

There, you'll find 100.9 cubic feet of passenger space in the new Subaru Crosstrek compared to 109 cubic feet for passengers in the new Subaru Outback. Behind the rear seats, the Crosstrek offers 20.8 cubic feet for cargo where the Outback has 32.5 cubic feet. And, when you fold down the rear seats, the Crosstrek reveals a max cargo capacity of 55.3 cubic feet compared to the 75.7 cubic feet in the back of the Subaru Outback.

As far as compact SUVs go; these are impressive numbers in the new Subaru Crosstrek. The new Subaru Outback, on the other hand, continues to embody the iconic adventure wagon design that put Subaru on the map with a size and price that's competitive with small SUVs. If you don't need its extra room for family and cargo, the new Subaru Crosstrek is a great way to save some money and still get Subaru capability and value.

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Standard & Available Features

On the exterior, the new Subaru Crosstrek and Outback share standard features like alloy wheels, roof rails, and wheel arch cladding for when your adventure runs out of pavement. However, the new Subaru Outback also comes standard with LED Steering Responsive Headlights, which are an available option at the top of the Crosstrek lineup.

Inside, you'll find further advantages in the Subaru Outback including dual touchscreens and reclining rear seats standard. Step up beyond the entry-level model, and you'll enjoy an 11.6" tablet-like touchscreen. None of this is available in the new Subaru Crosstrek. There are also a variety of available features in the Subaru Outback, like heated rear seats, cargo area underfloor storage, and dual automatic climate control, that you won't find in a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. When you consider all that you get for the money, the price difference between these two SUVs makes sense with each model providing outstanding value for your investment.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback: Performance

As the Subaru Outback is a larger SUV than the Subaru Crosstrek, it makes sense that you'll find a bit more power under the hood. The Crosstrek is equipped standard with a 152-horsepower BOXER® that's paired with a six-speed manual transmission that sending power to every wheel thanks to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. When equipped with the available automatic transmission, the Crosstrek gains up to 33 MPG. If you'd like a bit more power, upgrade to the available 2.5-liter BOXER® engine that puts you in command of 182 horsepower. This is the same engine that comes standard in the new Subaru Outback.

The Subaru Outback also comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel drive, and every model is equipped with an automatic transmission that can be controlled with the steering-wheel paddle shifters. If you'd like even more power in your next new AWD SUV, you may want to drive a new Outback equipped with the turbocharged engine that pumps out 260 horsepower.

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Award-Winning Safety

Crash tests from independent experts have proven the Subaru Outback and Crosstrek to be among the safest SUVs on the road. The flat engines and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive also provide outstanding control when reacting to surprises on the road, and that's just the beginning of how Subaru helps you avoid dangers on the road. When equipped with an automatic transmission, every Subaru Crosstrek is equipped with EyeSight ® driver assistance technology. This advanced technology includes automatic pre-collision braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist to name a few. It's like having an extra set of eyes on the road, and EyeSight® is standard on every new Subaru Outback.

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2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback: Summary

A starting MSRP of $22,245 makes the new 2021 Subaru Crosstrek a great investment for those looking to downsize from a larger SUV, upgrade to a compact SUV, or for college students and recent graduates. You get a lot for your money including all-wheel drive, generous standard features, and award-winning safety. If you or your family needs an SUV with a bit more room and some of the finer things that make long drives a bit more pleasant, you simply can't go wrong with the new 2021 Subaru Outback at a starting MSRP of $26,795. Come experience both models to be certain which is best for your needs at Nate Wade Subaru in Salt Lake City, UT.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek2021 Subaru Outback
$22,245Starting MSRP*$26,795
33 Highway / 28 CityFuel Economy (MPG) With Automatic Transmission33 Highway / 26 City
152Standard Horsepower182
182-Horsepower BOXER® EngineEngine Upgrade260-Horsepower BOXER® Engine
100.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space109.0 Cubic Feet
20.8 Cubic FeetCargo Volume32.5 Cubic Feet
55.3 Cubic FeetMax Cargo Volume75.7 Cubic Feet
AvailableEyeSight® Driver Assist TechnologyStandard
HalogenStandard Headlight TypeLED
36.5 InchesRear Legroom39.5 Inches

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price 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.