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2018 Subaru Outback vs 2018 Toyota Highlander Comparison Research from Carter Subaru Ballard

A new midsize SUV is a great choice for getting around the greater Seattle area, and you'll be faced with no shortage of good options when shopping for your next new SUV. At Carter Subaru Ballard, we think a new 2018 Outback from our huge selection of all the latest Subaru models is the ideal choice, but we want you to know why. So, we did the research to compare Subaru models to the industry's toughest competition like that of Toyota. For instance, how does the new 2018 Toyota Highlander compare to the 2018 Subaru Outback? We found key advantages in design, performance, and safety that come with a new Subaru Outback. Find out more below, and schedule your test drive easily online. If you're in the area, stop by without an appointment at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 to learn more at Carter Subaru Ballard.

2018 Subaru Outback2018 Toyota Highlander
$25,895Starting MSRP$31,030
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
32 Highway - 25 CityEntry-Level Fuel Economy (MPG)24 Highway - 20 City
Standard with Foldaway CrossbarsRoof RackAvailable Upgrade (Crossbars Extra)
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How Does the Design of the New 2018 Subaru Outback Compare to the 2018 Toyota Highlander?

The new 2018 Subaru Outback and 2018 Toyota Highlander come with exterior dimensions that differ by three inches at the most, but these two midsize SUVs do very different things with their space. The Subaru Outback invites up to five occupants with a comfortable 108.1 cubic feet of passenger space that still allows up to 35.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space. Inside the new Toyota Highlander, things are a bit different with a third row of seats that offer just 27.7 inches of legroom. That's not much room for the average child in middle school, much less an adult. What's more, generous standard features like roof rails and included foldaway crossbars come with every Subaru Outback. The far more expensive Toyota Highlander charges extra for roof rails and again for crossbars. Clearly, the new 2018 Subaru Outback is designed to give you more for your money.

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How Does the Performance of the New 2018 Subaru Outback Compare to the 2018 Toyota Highlander?

It's important that your next new midsize SUV has the performance you need for everything from daily errands to weekend adventures, and we think you'll agree that the new 2018 Subaru Outback delivers in a big way. At the start of the lineup, the new Subaru Outback comes with nearly the same power as the much heavier Toyota Highlander. The result is a more responsive throttle and far better fuel economy in the new Subaru Outback. You may find a far more expensive price tag with the new Toyota Highlander, but it's with the new Subaru Outback that you'll enjoy the renowned traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for a better driving experience no matter what the roads look like. You'll have to spend even more to upgrade a new Toyota Highlander with their version of all-wheel drive.

New 2018 Toyota Highlander Model

How Does the Safety of the New 2018 Subaru Outback Compare to the 2018 Toyota Highlander?

Whether you have the whole family in your next new midsize SUV or you're headed to work by yourself, nothing is more important than safety. This year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raised their standards, and just 15 vehicles managed to earn their highest Top Safety Pick + distinction. The new 2018 Subaru Outback is among this elite class of safe vehicles, but the new Toyota Highlander is not. When government officials at the NHTSA tested the safety of these two SUV models, the new Subaru Outback emerged with the top 5-star safety rating in the event of a frontal crash where the Toyota Highlander only managed a 4-star rating. Of course, the superior traction of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is a significant safety advantage in the new 2018 Subaru Outback, and it all comes with a far more affordable price tag.

Discover the Advantages of a New Subaru in the Greater Seattle Area

No other name in the automotive industry offers what you'll find in a new Subaru. From the proven traction of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that comes standard on all but one Subaru model to the unique flat BOXER® engine, nothing competes with the drivability and value of a Subaru. Of course, powerful and efficient performance is just the beginning. The standard STARLINK™ infotainment system offers impressive connectivity without taking your attention off the road, which makes every drive safer. In fact, Subaru is one of the safest names in the business, especially with the available EyeSight® driver assist technology. Come see us to find out more at Carter Subaru Ballard where we proudly serve West Seattle and Bellevue.

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