2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Few brands can match up to the impressive stable of SUVs that Subaru offers. Two models that immediately stand out, the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, promise a premium comfort and useful capability. The experts at Napeton's Arlington Heights Subaru have highlighted these two family-friendly SUVs in our 2019 Outback vs. 2019 Crosstrek comparison guide. After reading, feel free to reach out to our Arlington Heights, IL Subaru dealership online or at (888) 459-1771 .

Price Comparison

The 2019 Subaru Outback's starting price ranges from $26,345 MSRP to $38,995 MSRP, and 2019 Crosstrek trim levels start at $21,895 MSRP to $34,995 MSRP. To help our customers stay on budget, our finance department gathers lease and finance deals on our incentives page . You can learn more about the different configurations, take a look at our Outback trims and Crosstrek trims pages.

Performance Specs & Towing Capacity Comparison

Ready for any adventure, the 2019 Outback and Crosstrek each feature two expertly crafted engine options. Whether you demand maximum power and utility or would prefer to lessen time and money spent at the pump, there's a powertrain that matches your needs.


Performance Specs

2.5L Boxer® 4-cylinder

(Outback 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring)

  • 175 HP
  • 174 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 25 city / 32 hwy MPG
  • Up to 2,700 lbs. towing capacity

3.6L Boxer® 6-cylinder

(Outback 3.6R Limited, 3.6R Touring)

  • 256 HP
  • 247 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 city / 27 hwy MPG
  • Up to 2,700 lbs. towing capacity

2.0L Boxer® 4-cylinder

(Crosstrek 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited)

  • 152 HP
  • 145 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 27 city / 33 hwy MPG
  • Up to 1,500 lbs. towing capacity

2.0L Boxer® 4-cylinder & AC Motor

(Crosstrek Hybrid)

  • 148 combined HP
  • 149 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 90 combined MPGe
  • Up to 1,000 lbs. towing capacity

Size & Cargo Space Comparison

Both of these Subaru SUVs seat five comfortably, but their cargo capacities is what sets these spacious interiors apart from each other. The Outback allows for 73.3 cu.-ft. of cargo space, while the smaller Crosstrek has a maximum volume of 51.9 cu.-ft.

2019 Subaru Outback Cargo

2019 Outback

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Cargo

2019 Crosstrek

Safety & Technology Features Comparison

Standardly equipped in all Outback trims and higher Crosstrek models, Subaru's EyeSight® Driver Assist package will add peace of mind thanks to adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and more. Additionally, upgrades like heated front seats and steering responsive headlights can be found in both vehicles. We've highlighted some of the notable differences in the Outback and Crosstrek's features below:

2019 Subaru Outback Technology

2019 Outback

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Technology

2019 Crosstrek

  • Both SUVs are available with leather-trimmed seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but the Crosstrek accents those appointments with blue or orange stitching.
  • Several 2019 Outback trims include a power rear gate, a feature that isn't available in the Crosstrek.
  • While high-end Outback models are standardly equipped with a StarLink™ Multimedia navigation system, that tech is only available in the Crosstrek through optional packages.

2019 Subaru Outback and 2019 Subaru Crosstrek for Sale in Arlington Heights, IL

Are you more intrigued by the midsize 2019 Subaru Outback or the compact 2019 Subaru Crosstrek? No matter which you prefer, Napleton's Arlington Heights Subaru has the model you need! Browse our Outback and Crosstrek inventories, and then schedule a test drive at our dealership in Arlington Heights, IL. If you have any questions, please call (888) 459-1771 .

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