See How the 2022 Subaru Outback Compares to the 2022 Lexus RX

In many ways, the Subaru Outback exists in a class of its own, combining the smaller frame and flexibility of a hatchback, with the off-road capability and versatility of an SUV. Whether you're a parent or outdoor adventurer, you can find lots of value in this compact crossover. However, the SUV market is tough, and, despite the Outback's unique design, it has a fair few worthy challengers on the auto market today. Luxury automakers, such as Lexus, can prove stiff competition in terms of the features they offer, but are almost always more expensive than Subaru models. Let us show you how the Outback compares to one of its biggest challengers from Lexus, the RX SUV, here at Faulkner Subaru- Bethlehem.

Advantages of the Subaru Outback over the Lexus RX

  • Interior: The Subaru Outback comes available in one size and offers a lot more interior volume than its top competition from Lexus. The Outback contains up to 109 cubic feet of passenger volume with 32.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the back seats. The Lexus RX, despite being available as a three-row SUV, falls short on interior volume with up to 99.8 cubic feet of passenger space and only 16 cubic feet of cargo volume behind its third row.
  • Efficiency: While one might not expect an SUV to have much fuel economy to offer, the Outback proves to be an exception and can travel an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The Lexus RX travels up to 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Outback is also the more lightweight choice overall, with a curb weight of 3,673 pounds, versus the 4,222-lb. curb weight of the Lexus RX. The more lightweight SUV will naturally save more fuel in the long run.
  • Engineering: The Lexus RX's available engines might offer a bit more power, but the Outback has a big advantage with standard Subaru Symmetrical AWD and X-MODE to help enhance its off-road performance even more. The Lexus RX does come available with AWD, but this drivetrain costs extra to enjoy on an SUV that is already pretty high-priced.
  • Features: The Subaru Outback comes with a number of helpful features designed to give you a hand when travelling outdoors, including available splash guards, skid plates, a windshield wiper de-icer, and standard roof rails with integrated cross-bars enabling you to convert the roof to a rack capable of holding 150 lbs. While the Lexus RX comes available with these types of features, they are only available as accessories and cost much more than they would when purchased from Subaru.
  • Ratings: Both of these SUVs are classified as Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and come standard with a number of useful driver-assist features that prevent accidents. However, the Outback earned distinction as a Top Safety Pick+, thanks to its higher ratings in the categories of Headlights and Front Crash Prevention- Vehicle to Pedestrian. The standard LED Steering Responsive Headlights of the Outback are rated "Good" by IIHS while available headlights from Lexus for the RX rate as "Average" or "Poor."
  • Price: Above all, the Subaru Outback is the much cheaper option overall. The starting price of this compact wagon is less than $30,000 while even its highest trim level is priced well below $40,000. The Lexus RX starts out at a retail price over $45,000 while its highest trim level exceeds $50,000.

Test Drive the New Subaru Outback Today

While the Lexus RX might offer more opulence and power, those who prefer a more practical choice should consider the Subaru Outback. Even as a lower-cost crossover, the Outback offers lots of versatility, comfort, and safety for less! We invite you to see all that the 2022 Subaru Outback can do for you and test drive one here at Putnam Subaru- Bethlehem today We are conveniently located at 330 Stoke Park Rd in Bethlehem, PA. We hope to see you soon!

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