Comparison - MG HS Exclusive Plug-in Hybrid 2021 - vs - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
£
32,495
Updated: 
15 Nov 2020
$
39,945
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
White pearl
#E3E3E4
Black Pearl
#111111
Pimlico blue
#131649
Farringdon red
#700A0E
Color: 
Cinnamon brown pearl
#3F2927
Abyss blue pearl
#2B4566
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite gray metallic
#505666
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Autumn green metallic
#7C805D

Electric

Battery: 
16.6kWh
Full Charge Range: 
32mi
Full Charge Time: 
Estimated 7kW Charge Time (full charge) / hours - 3 hours
Top Speed: 
118mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Range-topping MG SUV big on value, and now available as a plug-in hybrid.

PROS
Roomy and practical interior
Comfortable seats and ride
Well equipped with loads of kit
Great value for money

CONS
Unresponsive, noisy engine
Uninspiring handling
Some hard interior plastics
Less than amazing finance deals

By: 
parkers.co.uk

PROS
Powerful and engaging driveline
Heaps of standard kit
Australia's cheapest PHEV SUV

CONS
Fuel figure on test far from claim
Misses out on seven-year warranty
Benefits may be misconstrued

By: 
caradvice.com.au

PROS
Smooth power delivery
Cheaper and better-equipped than rivals
Spacious interior

CONS
Shorter warranty than other HS models
Heavy steering
Infotainment set-up needs some finessing

By: 
carexpert.com.au

The 2021 Subaru Outback hangs on to its remarkably rugged stance as it grows more refined than ever.

Pros
Capable as ever
Big 11.6-inch touchscreen
A roomy interior
Excellent safety record
Rides very well

Cons
Careful styling
Moderate acceleration from base engine
Needs more small-item storage

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2021 Subaru Outback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.Adaptive LED headlights now standard on all trims.Seat-belt reminder standard for all passengers.Reminder to check rear seat added as standard safety feature.

Pros
Spacious cabin and smooth, comfortable ride
Optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Loading the roof or cargo area is easier than in most SUVs
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
Big touchscreen is slow to respond and buries many controls in complicated menus
Slow acceleration from standard engine
Native voice recognition system isn't very accurate

By: 
edmunds.com

The Outback was redesigned from the ground up for the 2020 model year, so for 2021 Subaru has made only three minor changes: Adaptive headlamps, a rear-seat reminder system, and a passenger's seatbelt warning light and chime are now standard across the lineup.

Pros
Ground clearance helps off-road or in snow,
spacious cabin,
tons of available tech.

Cons
Unhurried acceleration,
ho-hum driving dynamics,
indistinct exterior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Hybrid
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
273ft-lbs
at 3 700rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
254hp
at 5 500rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
12v Power Socket
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.00in
191.30in
Width: 
81.80in
73.00in
Height: 
65.50in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.90in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.30in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
107.00in
108.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.10in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.50cu.ft
75.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.80cu.ft
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3913.00lbs
3937.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power Tailgate
Front & Rear Electric Windows all with one-touch up/down
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Black or Red/Black Leather Upholstery
Sports Style Front Seats with One-Piece Back
Electric Driver's 6-way Adjustable Seat
Electric Passenger's 4-way Adjustable Seat
Heated Front Seats
Front Centre Sliding Armrest with Storage
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
2nd Row 60:40 Split Fold Seat
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Zone Auto Air Conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6-Speaker
10.1" Colour Touchscreen
Apple CarPlayTM
360 Parking Camera
USB Mobile Phone Charging Function
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Bi-Function Projection Headlights
Bi-Function LED Headlights
Front and Rear LED Sequential Indicators
Silver Roof Rails
Rear Parking Sensors
Front and Rear Aero Wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18"
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Tyre Repair Kit
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Active Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Traffic Jam Assist
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Intelligent High Beam Assist
ARP (Anti Rolling Protection)
Hill Launch Assist
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Front and Rear Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder
Front Seat Belt (3 point with Pretensioner and Load Limiter)
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Standard Model
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Autumn Green Metallic
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Splash Guards
Sport Grille - Turbo
Body Side Molding - Autumn Green Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Scuff Protectors
Rear Gate Trim - Chrome
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Interior Options: 
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Net
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Footwell Illumination Kit
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832