Comparison - Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2018 - vs - Ford Taurus Limited 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
32,695
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
39,050
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbide Gray Metallic
#505666
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Ice Silver Metallic
#B7B8C5
Lapis Blue Pearl
#294989
Tungsten Metallic
#BAB690
Twilight Blue Metallic
#566B99
Venetian Red Pearl
#8D1111
Wilderness Green Metallic
#97A497
Color: 
Burgundy Velvet
#612626
Magnetic
#676657
Shadow Black
#313131
Ruby Red
#AC1115
White Platinum
#D5CEC8
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
Oxford White
#FFFFFF
White Gold
#CABB85
Blue
#406A9A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Unless you really need three rows of seats, the 2018 Subaru Outback is the sensible SUV alternative.

Pros
Swiss Army knife utility
More refined than ever
Lots of safety tech
Comfortable, roomy interior
Good ride and handling

Cons
Optional 6-cylinder is thirsty
Short on high-end luxuries
No EyeSight on base Outback
Touring’s roof rack lacks cross bars

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Subaru Outback ranked #3 in Wagons. Currently the Subaru Outback has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Spacious seats
Lots of cargo space

Cons
Unimpressive base engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Outback receives a variety of changes. On the outside, the grille and front and rear fascias have been updated for a more aggressive look, and there are new headlights that feature LED daytime running lights. A new side mirror design reduces interior cabin noise. On the inside, the Outback features a new infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a new center console and steering wheel design. Premium and higher trims receive contrast stitching on the doors, seats and dash.

PROS
A more spacious and comfortable cabin than those of many rivals
Roof and cargo-loading heights are lower than those of most SUVs
Excellent visibility in all directions
Off-road ability is above average

CONS
Gas and brake pedal feel make it hard to drive four-cylinder smoothly
Acceleration is lackluster, especially with four-cylinder engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Taurus ranked #9 in Large Cars. Currently the Ford Taurus has a score of 7.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 58 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Smooth ride
Large trunk
User-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system

Cons
Dated cabin materials
Cramped interior
Cumbersome handling
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Ford Taurus is Ford’s flagship, but only on paper. Rivals are more up-to-date in every way, so shop the competition.

Pros
Soft ride
Comfortable front seats
Good infotainment system option
Big discounts available

Cons
Rear seat is surprisingly small
Subpar visibility
Bland styling inside and out
Mediocre fuel economy
Dated feel overall

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Steering feedback
Massive trunk
Seating comfort
Child-safety seat usability

Cons
Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
Undersized cabin for a full-size car
Visibility
Interior build quality

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
254ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
288hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
39.50Feet

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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric power steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.60in
203.00in
Width: 
72.40in
76.20in
Height: 
66.50in
60.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
39.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
38.10in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
56.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.30cu.ft
20.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2700lbs
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.50cu.ft
20.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3893.00lbs
4175.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled 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
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Heated
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
12 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
7-inch high-resolution touch screen
576 Watts Stereo Output
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
1 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
7 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In
19 In
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

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
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
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: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Self-Leveling Headlights
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
Protection Package 1
Popular Package 2
Standard Model- 2.5i Limited / 3.6R Limited
Eyesight + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Auto Brake
Driver Assist Package
Equipment Group 301A
Exterior Options: 
Door Edge Guards- Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards- Dark Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards- Wilderness Green Metallic
Body Side Molding- Dark Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding- Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding- Wilderness Green Metallic
Body Side Molding- Crystal White Pearl
Wheel Arch Moldings
Splash Guards
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
Wheel Locks- Alloy
Trailer Hitch
Door Edge Guards- Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards- Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards- Twilight Blue Metallic
Door Edge Guards- Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards- Magnetite Gray Metallic
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding- Tungsten Metallic
Body Side Molding- Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding- Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding- Twilight Blue Metallic
Body Side Molding- Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards- Crimson Red Pearl
Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Rear Spoiler
Power Moonroof
Interior Options: 
Rear Seatback Protector
Compartment Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
Footwell Illumination Kit
LED Upgrade- Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net
Sunshade
Cargo Net- Rear Seatback
All-Weather Floor Mats
Smoker's Pack
Voice-Activated Navigation System
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Organizer

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth, cloth
#29292B
Warm Ivory Cloth, cloth
#8C867E