2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Outback Comparison Information in Seattle, WA

Two of the most rugged crossover SUVs on the market belong to Subaru: The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek compact SUV and the legendary 2019 Subaru Outback wagon.

When you need a comfortable crossover with a little more toughness and tenacity for rough roads and poor weather, either of these would be a great choice -- but which is the better choice for you and your loved ones? We'll help you answer that question on this page. We'll explain the key differences between these models in the areas of size, features, performance and safety.

What do you hope to accomplish with your new Subaru? Keep that in mind as you get to know these two award-winning SUVs a little better from the friendly experts at Carter Subaru Ballard.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Outback Exterior

Dimensions: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek or 2019 Subaru Outback?

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is actually based on the Subaru Impreza compact hatchback, lifted and with protective lower body paneling for an off-road-ready look and stance.

By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Outback is noticeably roomier inside, and built more like a station wagon. You'll notice a slightly roomier interior in the Subaru Outback as a result: The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek provides a comfortable 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the 2019 Subaru Outback offers up to 108.1 cubic feet of passenger space.

The difference is even more noticeable when it comes to cargo volume. Behind the rear seats, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek gives you 20.8 cubic feet of cargo storage; the 2019 Subaru Outback nearly doubles that with up to 35.5 cubic feet of cargo room behind the rear row.

Features: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek or 2019 Subaru Outback?

More than just larger than the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2019 Subaru Outback costs a bit more, too -- and you'll find premium available features inside for your investment. Only the 2019 Subaru Outback is available with heated rear seats, power lumbar adjustment for both driver and front passenger and woodgrain-pattern trim pieces for a classic luxury finish inside. It's also available with dual-zone automatic climate control, something you won't find on any 2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

By contrast, the sporty Subaru Crosstrek can be had with either cloth or leather upholstery with orange accent stitching for a youthful appearance. And for even better mobile connectivity, it's the only Subaru SUV in this comparison available with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Outback Interior

Performance: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek or 2019 Subaru Outback?

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is available with all the off-road technology that has made Subaru legendary for all-terrain toughness -- but that same technology comes totally standard on the 2019 Subaru Outback. To get Hill Descent Control and X-MODE® on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, you'll have to add them as options; they're included on each and every 2019 Subaru Outback.

What's more, the 2019 Subaru Outback has two engine options. The only engine available for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek makes 152 horsepower. That'll give you a similar experience behind the wheel to the base engine in the 2019 Subaru Outback which makes 175 horsepower -- but if you want even more quickness off the line and all-terrain guts, the 2019 Subaru Outback is available with a robust six-cylinder BOXER® engine upgrade. That engine puts out 256 horsepower!

Looking for Subaru toughness with a hybrid powertrain? Consider the brand-new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid!

Safety: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek or 2019 Subaru Outback?

In the event of an accident, government crash testing shows that both of these vehicles will protect you well -- the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave both the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2019 Subaru Outback perfect five-star overall safety ratings!

But when it comes to safety features, there are some differences. The advanced driver assistance of Subaru EyeSight® comes standard on the 2019 Subaru Outback -- on the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, it's available as an additional upgrade. Thanks to Subaru EyeSight®, you'll be protected by features like automatic pre-collision braking and lane keep assist, helping you avoid an accident before it happens.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Outback Feature Comparison

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You already know that Subaru builds amazing cars and SUVs -- but the Subaru Love Promise proves that Subaru is a company you want to do business with. It's their dedication to giving back to local communities through conservation and charitable giving. Here at Carter Subaru Ballard, we've been recognised by Subaru as an outstanding dealer. We're winners of the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award.

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