Comparison - Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350

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Average Price: 
32,695
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
41,551
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
17.40gals
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: 
Black
#000000
Diamond Silver Metallic
#B6BEC4
Dolomite Brown Metallic
#413A3C
Iridium Silver Metallic
#9C9BA0
Lunar Blue Metallic
#49515A
Mars Red
#9C3E52
Obsidian Black Metallic
#0E0E0E
Palladium Silver Metallic
#767676
Pebble Grey Metallic
#4F4848
Polar White
#DCDCDC
Steel Grey Metallic
#0E0C16
designo Diamond White Metallic
#5D6262

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
273ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
302hp
at 6 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
38.20Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission controls and audio 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
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.60in
178.30in
Width: 
72.40in
74.30in
Height: 
66.50in
66.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
62.90in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
108.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
39.00
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
53.20in
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
41.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
55.20in
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
39.70
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
52.50in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
35.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.30cu.ft
54.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2700lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.50cu.ft
16.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3893.00lbs
4068.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
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
Remote keyless power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
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
8 -way power passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Leatherette
Height adjustable driver seat
10 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Heated
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts

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
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
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 total speakers
100 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input
USB connection
Radio data system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In
19 x 8.5
Wheels more: 
All season tires
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc 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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
PARKTRONIC w/Active Parking Assist
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Brake drying
Emergency braking preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system

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 Assistance Package
Lane Tracking Package
Parking Assistance Package
Leather Package
Appearance Package
Premium 1 Package
Lighting Package
Multimedia Package
Sport Package
Premium 1 Package
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
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Trailer Hitch
Roof Spoiler
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
Illuminated Door Sills
Becker MAP PILOT
Media Interface w/Cable
Heated Front Seats
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Front Seat Storage Box (SPC)
Interior Ambient Lighting Package
Heated Steering Wheel
Harman/kardon Sound System
KEYLESS-GO
Pre-wiring for Becker MAP PILOT
Rear Seat Entertainment

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth, cloth
#29292B
Warm Ivory Cloth, cloth
#8C867E
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Black, leatherette
#191919
Grey/Dark Grey, leatherette
#797979
Mocha/Black, leather
#82695F
Sahara Beige/Mocha, leather
#A19286
Sahara Beige/Mocha, leatherette
#A5968A