Compare the New 2021 Subaru Outback to the 2021 Honda CR-V

If you're looking for the right crossover SUV to take on any adventure around Bethlehem, PA, we invite you to check out our great selection of new 2021 Subaru Outback models at Faulkner Subaru - Bethlehem. The new 2021 Subaru Outback lineup offers seven trim levels, two engine options, and a bevy of cutting-edge features. With spacious seating for five, ample cargo space, and the ability to take you and your passengers anywhere around Bethlehem, the Outback is an ideal option for anyone that wants to get the most out of their next vehicle. Whether you're driving to work in the winter, exploring terrain off-road or taking on bad weather, the new 2021 Outback model lets you do it all with confidence.

We know that there are many different crossover SUVs available, and we want to help you make the most educated shopping decision possible. That's why we're going to compare the new 2021 Subaru Outback lineup to the 2021 Honda CR-V lineup, allowing you to see some of the ways that the Outback can fit your lifestyle and needs best.


2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Honda CR-V

Engine and Performance

  • The new 2021 Honda CR-V offers slightly more standard horsepower than the Outback does, coming equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 190-horsepower compared to the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 182-horsepower in the Outback. However, that's the only engine option offered in the new CR-V lineup. The new Subaru Outback is also available with a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 260-horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque.
  • To help you traverse any weather conditions in Bethlehem, and enjoy a confident, adventurous driving experience everywhere you go, all 2021 Subaru Outback models come equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing you with optimal traction, handling, and control wherever your travels take you. The new Honda CR-V comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available on all models, but at a higher price.
  • The new Subaru Outback allows you to tow much more weight than the CR-V does. The Outback offers 2,700 pounds of standard towing, with up to 3,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. The new Honda CR-V offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.
  • The Honda CR-V delivers slightly higher fuel economy than the new Subaru Outback does. However, the Outback lets you fill up 18.5 gallons of fuel capacity. The new Honda CR-V offers just 14 gallons of fuel capacity, allowing you to travel further around Bethlehem on a full tank in the new Outback.


  • Both the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V offers similar size and spaciousness, offering around 105 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to around 75 cubic feet of maximum cargo space with the second-row folded down.


  • Both the Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V offer a standard infotainment system. The new Outback pairs the Starlink multimedia system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, allowing you to seamlessly connect and control your mobile device while you drive. The Honda CR-V doesn't offer either feature standard.
  • The Outback pairs the Starlink multimedia system to either a standard 7-inch or available 11.6-inch touchscreen display. The new Honda CR-V uses either a standard 5-inch or available 7-inch touchscreen display.


  • Both the Outback and CR-V offer a suite of standard safety features. However, the Outback is the only one to offer standard LED steering responsive headlights that can bend when you're turning a corner.

Test Drive a New 2021 Subaru Outback Model Today

The best way to find out why the new 2021 Subaru Outback is the ideal vehicle for you is to come experience everything it can offer you first-hand during a test drive around Bethlehem.

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