How Does the New Subaru Outback Compare to the Competition?

For many drivers Alpharetta and Gainesville, mid-sized is the right size when it comes to SUVs. When you lay out the benefits of a mid-sized model, it's not hard to see why.

Mid-sized SUVs like the Subaru Outback offer a winning combination of "just-right" size, comfortable interiors, impressive features, and high performance. This is only truer when you go home in the new 2020 model. Equipped with a number of the market's latest and most coveted features, the 2020 Outback combines the manners of a family-friendly SUV with the rugged performance of an all-terrain champion.

The Subaru Outback isn't alone in the mid-sized segment, however. Mid-size competitors like the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander are also popular options that many drivers love. The big question for you? Why is the Subaru Outback better? Let's take a look!


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The 2020 Subaru Outback

While the Subaru Outback's five-seat interior doesn't offer comparable seating compared to many of its competitors, it makes up for it with its rugged design and versatile command of the road.

Its chassis design is built to take a beating and offers high ground clearance to boot. Combined with its high-performance turbocharged engine options and standard all-wheel, the Outback is well-equipped to handle even the most ambitious of all-terrain adventures. Its large cargo hold and impressive feature suite likewise leave it well-suited to the everyday errands that every driver has to indulge. From your commute and grocery runs to weekend adventures, the Subaru Outback has everything you need to thrive.

Performance: 2.5-liter flat-4 (182 horsepower, 176 pounds-feet of torque, 26/33 miles per gallon), 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 (260 horsepower, 277 pounds-feet of torque, 23/30 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Subaru Starlink Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Built-in Navigation, Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Keyless Entry, Heated Seating, Ventilated Seating, Push-Button Start

Safety Features: Driver Attention Warnings, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Reverse Automatic Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping Assistance, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Starting Price: Around $27,500

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai lineup is defined, in no small part, by its dedication to value. The Hyundai Santa Fe is a great example of what that means. Comfortable on the inside and attractive to look at it, it offers a worthwhile suite of standard features, rich optional equipment, and solid engine options. The Santa Fe can seat up to five.

For all it does offer, however, the Santa Fe lacks the gritty abilities of the Subaru Outback. All-wheel-drive doesn't come standard, and its engine options can't reach the same peaks of performance as the Outback's.

Performance 2.4-liter inline-4 (185 horsepower, 178 pounds-feet of torque, 22/29 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (235 horsepower, 260 pounds-feet of torque, 20/27 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Heated Front Seats, Leather Upholstery, Ventilated Seating, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Push-Button Start, Heated Side Mirrors, Standard 7-Inch Touchscreen, Built-in Navigation, Wireless Phone Charging

Safety Features: Driver-Attention Warnings, Rear Cross Traffic Alerts, Blind Spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Assist, Lane-Keeping Assist, Smart Cruise Control, High Beam Assistance

Starting Price: Around $27,000


The 2020 Toyota Highlander

Space is the name of the game when it comes to the Toyota Highlander. With seating for up to eight, it offers some genuine advantages over the smaller mid-sized design of the Subaru Outback. Its engine options, as well, can deliver higher levels of performance.

You'll have to pay substantially more to go home in even a base level Toyota Highlander, however. And while its design might be well-suited to the carpool, you won't find many Alpharetta or Dahlonega drivers taking a Highlander off-road, like they might in a Subaru Outback.

Performance: 3.5-liter V6 (295 horsepower, 263 pounds-feet of torque, 21/29 miles per gallon), 2.5-iter inline-4 w/ electric motor (186 horsepower, 175 pounds-feet of torque, 36/35 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Tri-Zone Climate Control, Heated Seating, Ventilated Seating, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Built-in Navigation, Keyless Entry, HD Radio, JBL Audio

Safety Features: Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Departure Warnings, Forward Collision Warnings

Starting Price: Around $34,500

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