Drivers in Freehold, Englishtown, Manalapan, and Marlboro want a safe and reliable SUV to travel around with their families. Thankfully, they'll be able to do so easily with either the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek or the 2017 Subaru Outback. 

To find out just how dependable these vehicles are, read our side-by-side comparison of the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Outback, where we'll go over performance, interior features, and safety. Afterwards, be sure to contact us at Freehold Subaru to schedule a test drive.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback: Specs

Both vehicles have the performance you need to easily get from point A to point B. The 2017 Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with a 148-horsepower 2.0L four-cylinder BOXER® engine and a five-speed manual transmission (a continuously variable transmission is an available option). The 2017 Subaru Outback comes standard with a 175-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER® engine with automatic transmission. Plus, both models come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

The Crosstrek and Outback both come with impressive fuel economy ratings: EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG for the Crosstrek, and 25 city/32 highway MPG for the Outback. With these ratings, there will be no need to constantly stop at the pump for gas, and you'll get your kids to school or soccer practice quicker.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback: Interior Features

There's nothing worse than going on long car rides and hearing your backseat passengers fighting for space. Luckily, both the Crosstrek and Outback have enough room for five people to be comfortable as well as enough space for all your cargo, from sports equipment to groceries.


2017 Subaru Crosstrek

2017 Subaru Outback

Front headroom

39.8 inches

40.8 inches

Front legroom

43.5 inches

42.9 inches

Rear headroom

37.7 inches

38.9 inches

Rear legroom

35.4 inches

38.1 inches

Cargo room behind second row

22.3 cubic feet

35.5 cubic feet

Maximum cargo room

51.9 cubic feet

73.3 cubic feet


Overall, the dimensions are close, and either vehicle will be a great option for all your comfort and cargo needs.

The technology in both Subaru models are also very impressive. Each vehicle comes with Subaru STARLINK™, which allows you to access all your favorite apps without removing your hands from the steering wheel. Make hands-free phones calls using Bluetooth® or access music, navigation, podcasts, and other content through Pandora®, Aha™, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and more.

Check out other features of the Subaru Crosstrek here.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback: Safety

Impressive performance and notable interior features are great, but most (if not all) families would agree that safety is of the upmost importance.

Both the 2017 Crosstrek and 2017 Outback come with remarkable safety features to keep your vehicle and your loved ones safe by including the following features: 

  • Automatic Collision Notification
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report

You'll also get Blind-Spot Detection, which gives a visual indicator in each side mirror if it senses a vehicle in your blind spot. With Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, too, you'll hear an audible warning when an object is approaching your vehicle while you're backing out of your driveway or a spot in a busy parking lot.

Read more about the Subaru Outback here.

Test Drive Either Subaru Model Today!

After reading this comparison, it's obvious that both the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek and 2017 Subaru Outback are noteworthy vehicles for families in Freehold, Englishtown, Manalapan, and Marlboro.

To test drive one or both models, call us today or visit our dealership and we'll help you find the perfect SUV for all your driving needs.

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