Subaru v. Honda v. Toyota

Wondering how Subaru compares to the competition? Fear not, we'll cover each brand to compare and contrast Subaru against other brands. Whether you're interested in seeing how Subaru SUVs compare to Honda models or you're curious about Subaru v. Toyota, we have you covered!

Subaru Models

The Subaru vehicle lineup offers Truro area drivers an ample selection of SUV, hatchback, and sedans. The standout feature that comes with Subaru vehicles is all-wheel drive. Almost every model in the Subaru lineup comes outfitted with standard all-wheel drive. There are only a handful of Toyota models that make all-wheel drive standard. Standard all-wheel drive isn't the only standard highlight that (almost always) comes standard with Subaru models. Subaru models also come equipped with a bundle of driver assistance features (Subaru EyeSight). Subaru EyeSight includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, sway warning, pre-collision braking, and pre-collision throttle management. Subaru offers up a hard-to-top set of standard driver assistance features that also makes advanced adaptive cruise control and available upgrade. The Subaru Impreza, Crosstrek, WRX, Forester, Legacy, Outback, and Ascent all comes standard with Subaru EyeSight.

Model Highlight: Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback is an excellent example of Subaru capability. The spacious and versatile SUV includes seating for up to five passengers, standard symmetrical all-wheel drive, and Subaru EyeSight. The base trim level also includes dual 7-inch infotainment displays, automatic climate control, roof rails, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. That's just the base trim! Stepping to the Outback Premium trim provides Truro drivers with even more capability, offering up dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and rear seat USB ports. Near the top of the trim lineup, Falmouth drivers can look forward to a seriously impressive set of features with the Touring trim. The Touring trim includes a power sunroof, Nappa leather-trimmed seats, a heated steering wheel, and a navigation system. The Subaru Outback features two engine options: a 2.5-liter flat-4 and a 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 engine. The base 2.5-liter flat-4 engine makes 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque while the available 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 engine makes 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.

Honda Models

While Honda models also boast an impressive track record for reliability, they require extensive upgrades to achieve the standard set of features that come with Subaru models. Honda models match up with Subaru models in several ways, with the most notable probably being a standard set of driver assistance features. Many Honda vehicles come equipped with Honda Sensing, which is a bundle of driver assistance features Honda Sensing driver assistance features include frontal-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, and automatic high beams. That's about where the similarities end, though. Many Honda model base trims don't come standard with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a touchscreen infotainment display, or all-wheel drive.

Model Highlight: Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V slots in as compact SUV with a decently spacious cabin and rear cargo storage area. The Honda CR-V is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that makes 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. The CR-V LX also includes a continuously variable transmission along with standard front-wheel drive. The LX also includes automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and an easy fold 60/40 split rear seat. Compared to the base trim of the Outback, the Honda CR-V falls short in a few areas. The Outback includes standard all-wheel drive while the CR-V includes front-wheel drive. While the Honda includes a five-inch infotainment display, the Subaru Outback touts a standard 6.5-inch infotainment display that includes Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Both models include a standard package of driver assistance features along with seating for up to five passengers.

Toyota Models

Toyota takes offers Barnstable drivers well-rounded vehicles that feature a decent selection of standard features along with stylish exterior design. However, if you're more concerned with functionality and less with sleek styling, then Toyota might not be the best option for you. Sure, Toyota vehicles often provide Falmouth drivers with a standard set of driver assistance features and a robust set of tech offerings, but most still don't come equipped with standard all-wheel drive. The separating difference between Toyota and Subaru comes down to performance. Toyota, like Subaru makes a package of driver assistance features standard with almost every model. The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package offers drivers standard driver assistance features like pre-collision (with pedestrian detection and low-speed automatic emergency braking), adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert (with steering assistance), automatic high beams, lane-tracing assistance, and roadside assistance.

Model Highlight: Toyota RAV4

While the Toyota RAV4 includes a slightly larger infotainment display and comparable interior features, it can't match some of the standard features offered by the Subaru Outback. Well, just one feature in particular: symmetrical all-wheel drive. The Toyota RAV4 provides Truro drivers with decent power thanks to a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that manages 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The RAV4 LE also includes roof rails, satellite radio, and 17-inch alloy wheels. However, the Toyota RAV4 requires upgrades to get all-wheel drive. Bourne, MA drivers have to jump to Adventure to TRD Off-Road trims in order to get it as a standard feature.

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