2023 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback: Which SUV Is Right for You?

2023 Honda CR-V vs. 2023 Subaru Outback
2023 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT


2023 Subaru Outback Base with CVT
$28,410 MSRP*


$28,395 MSRP
190 hp


182 hp
28 mpg**

MPG City

26 mpg
34 mpg**

MPG Highway

32 mpg
76.5 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

75.6 cubic feet
39.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space Behind Rear Seats

32.6 cubic feet

Shopping around Gastonia for a reliable SUV? Two of the most highly sought-after options on the greater Kings Mountain auto market are the 2023 Honda CR-V and the 2023 Subaru Outback. Both of these models provide you with a cozy interior and strong engine specs at an affordable price. But which SUV is better suited for your Hickory commute: the new Outback or CR-V? Compare the 2023 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback with the experts at Renaldo Honda to find out!



2023 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback: Starting MSRP

The first factor you’ll want to consider during your new SUV search is the sticker price. Whether you’re eyeing the 2023 Outback or CR-V, you’ll find that the starting MSRPs are essentially the same:

  • 2023 Honda CR-V LX CVT 2WD: $28,410 MSRP*
  • 2023 Subaru Outback: $28,395 MSRP*

2023 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback: Performance Specs

So, what type of performance can we expect from the latest CR-V and Outback? The 2023 Honda CR-V’s 2.4L engine offers superior horsepower, torque, and fuel efficiency compared to the 2023 Subaru Outback’s 2.5L engine. But don’t just take our word for it! Compare the engine specs for both SUVs for yourself:

2023 Honda CR-V

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with turbocharger
  • 190 hp
  • 179 lb-ft of torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • 28 mpg city/34 mpg highway**

2023 Subaru Outback

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 182 hp
  • 176 lb-ft of torque
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway

2023 Honda CR-V vs. Outback: Cargo Capacity

SUVs are a great choice if you’re in need of extra room during your grocery runs and weekday errands. If you need an abundance of space for your precious belongings, you’ll find that the new CR-V is your best bet.

In comparison to the new Outback, you’ll find that the 2023 CR-V provides you with more overall storage space:

2023 Honda CR-V:

  • Maximum cargo space: 76.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo space behind rear seats: 39.3 cubic feet

2023 Subaru Outback:

  • Maximum cargo space: 75.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo space behind rear seats: 32.6 cubic feet

Check out the interior of the Honda CR-V here.

Find Your New Honda CR-V at Renaldo Honda

It’s plain to see that the 2023 Honda CR-V offers better performance output and a larger cargo capacity than the 2023 Subaru Outback. So, if you’re ready to get the financing process started on your very own brand-new CR-V, we encourage you to reach out to us at Renaldo Honda today! Our team members are more than happy to help you fill out our secure auto loan application either over the phone or in person!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,245 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.

**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX and EX-L. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX and EX-L. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for 2WD Sport. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport and Sport Touring. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims), and other factors.

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