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2019 Subaru Outback 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Versus

2019 Subaru Outback


2019 Subaru Crosstrek

25 city / 32 hwy

Fuel Economy

23 city / 29 hwy
175 hp


152 hp
174 lb-ft


145 lb-ft

Difference Between the 2019 Subaru Outback and 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

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Subaru produces some of the most adventurous SUVs on the market. Designed to seat up to five people, the 2019 Subaru Outback is destined to remain a popular choice. Drivers appreciate its car-like handling and impressive off-road capabilities. For 2019, all Outback trims now come standard with an EyeSight safety package. If you have a bigger family, take a look at the seven-passenger Subaru Crosstrek. It’s the first three-row SUV ever produced by Subaru. Let’s see how these two SUVs compare to each other.


The 2019 Subaru Outback gives you two different engines to choose from. The base power source is a 2.5-liter, “Boxer” four-cylinder. It develops a satisfying 175 horsepower while returning up to 32 mpg. To experience more performance, step up to the more potent flat-six engine. Subaru tuned it to develop a muscular 256 horsepower. All versions of the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek come equipped with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Its 152-horsepower output gives the Crosstrek a strong punch under the hood. Like the Outback, the Crosstrek features a Lineartronic CVT transmission. While the smaller Crosstrek can tow up to 1,500 pounds, the Outback’s towing capacity tops out at 3,000 pounds.

2019 Subaru Outback Interior

Off-Road Capabilities

Both of these SUVs are tough enough to be taken off the beaten path. They come standard with Subaru’s renowned Symmetrical AWD system. By seamlessly transferring power to all four wheels, this advanced AWD system ensures the maximum traction. You can also take advantage of Subaru’s X-Mode feature. At the touch of a button, the X-Mode system immediately gives you greater control on rough terrain. Whether you’re climbing a steep hill or traveling on a muddy trail, you’ll be inspired with confidence. Impressive ground clearance also helps these SUVs to deliver a beastly performance in deep snow.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Interior


Subaru is committed to developing safe vehicles. Both the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2019 Subaru Outback are expected to earn a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. Impressive outward visibility and excellent impact protection give you an extra sense of security. Of course, you also can’t forget about Subaru’s standard EyeSight safety package. It rewards you with some important driver-assist technologies. While automatic emergency braking can bring you to a stop during panic situations, lane departure warning gives you a greater sense of awareness on the highway. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available as well.

A lot of shoppers will have a hard time choosing between the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. While the Outback will satisfy most drivers, some families will need the Crosstrek’s extra passenger room. To experience a real-world comparison of these SUVs, contact Subaru of Gwinnett to schedule a test drive.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.