Comparison - Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2018 - vs - Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 2016

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Average Price: 
32,695
Updated: 
01 Feb 2018
38,857
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
5-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
23.00gals
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: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#68070E
Classic Silver Metallic
#8E8E8E
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#38373C
Midnight Black Metallic
#03020C
Nautical Blue Metallic
#464A50
Super White
#DADADA

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 2017 Toyota 4Runner ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Toyota 4Runner has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 49 pieces of research and data elements using various sources

It offers all the hardware necessary for rock crawling on the weekend, and on the weekdays it can seat up to seven or pack away a tremendous amount of cargo. It’s also a high scorer when it comes to predicted reliability. That said, this SUV is a lot friendlier off-road than on. You’ll find that rivals like the Jeep Grand Cherokee offer a better mix of on-road comfort and all-terrain performance. Alternatively, models like the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander are much more practical – and affordable – options for cruising suburbia

Since the 4Runner doesn’t offer many high-tech convenience features, you can largely ignore the pricey 4Runner Limited

Pros
Impressive off-road capability
Great overall cargo space

Cons
Firm ride
Poor fuel economy
Cramped third-row seats
So-so interior materials and features

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The Toyota 4Runner is known for being true to its roots. It's one of the last remaining old-school SUVs, which is to say it's still a truck. It has not crossed over to being a tall car. Its body is bolted to its rugged chassis, like they used to do, back when SUVs were tough and before they were gentrified. If you want one of those, buy a Toyota Highlander. If you intend to go off road, get the 4Runner

The 4Runner is comfortable for long trips, with a reasonably smooth ride and very little road noise, although the cabin doesn't quite match the refinement of the Ford Explorer or Dodge Durango. And its narrower body and taller floor steal some cargo space, compared to those models that aren't body-on-frame.

The 4Runner is comfortable for long trips, with a reasonably smooth ride and very little road noise, although the cabin doesn't quite match the refinement of the Ford Explorer or Dodge Durango.And its narrower body and taller floor steal some cargo space, compared to those models that aren't body-on-frame

If you need a new full-sized SUV and don't want no namby-pamby crossover, the 4Runner is the hot setup in this price range.

By: 
autoblog.com

With the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, you'll trade off a little refinement and on the road finesse for true SUV capability, off-road prowess, and unparalleled style

The 4Runner has a certain Tonka-truck charm, with its squared-off corners and remarkably straight surfaces, by today's standards

The Toyota 4Runner isn't as uncomfortable on-pavement as it used to be; yet it's kept all the off-road prowess

The 4Runner has a surprisingly quiet ride, and its cabin is good for four adults.

The 2016 4Runner earns respectable ratings, though small-overlap test results bring down its GPA.

ust as it should, the Toyota 4Runner puts the focus on off-road gear and useful hardware.

Gas mileage isn't exactly the focus here—and if it is, you shouldn't be considering the 4Runner.

The 4Runner is authentic, and that's part of what makes its rugged style work so well. It's not just an image conjured up for marketing purposes; this truck family has had the same basic wagon shape for years

Pros
An SUV like no other
Perfectly matched powertrain
Rugged yet comfortable cabin
Trail model's handy off-road electronics
Off-road-ready TRD Pro Series

Cons
Third-row seat is for kids only
Cargo space isn't at all plentiful
Choppy ride in base versions
Pricey in Trail and Limited trim

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner is a rugged body-on-frame SUV with more off-road capability than almost any rival, but as a daily driver it's lacking a bit of refinement.

Rowdy, off-road ready, truck-based SUVs were once the hottest segment in the market. But shoppers soon discovered that bouncy rides and poor fuel economy were also part of the deal. That ushered in the crossover, an easy-riding, car-based light utility vehicle that looks a lot like an SUV but lacks its truck-based ruggedness. There are only a few traditional SUVs left these days, and the 2016 Toyota 4Runner stands proudly among them. Boasting available three-row seating, a spacious cargo hold and Toyota's reputation for reliability, the 4Runner stays true to its roots as a hairy-chested SUV that's ready for almost anything

The 4Runner has a difficult time smoothing out potholes in the city with its busy ride, and its fuel economy is woeful compared to most V6-powered crossovers. And its optional third row seating is best reserved for kids, so if you want adult-sized space back there, you'll need to look elsewhere.

pros
Outstanding off-road capability
Strong V6 engine
Ample cargo capacity
Optional third-row seat.

cons
Busy ride
Third row is for kids only
Poor fuel economy
Low towing capacity for a traditional SUV
Cumbersome setup process for Entune system.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
4.00L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
278ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
270hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
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
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.60in
190.20in
Width: 
72.40in
75.80in
Height: 
66.50in
71.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
9.00in
Front Track: 
61.80in
63.00in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
63.20in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
38.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
38.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
32.90in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
56.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
57.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
55.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
57.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.30cu.ft
89.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2700lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.50cu.ft
47.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
26.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3893.00lbs
4400.00lbs

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
4 one-touch power windows

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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
4 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette
Bucket front seats
6 -way power driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Heated
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front independent suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front and rear stabilizer bar

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
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
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)
8 total speakers
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In
17 x 7.0 in
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R17

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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
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
TOYOGUARD Selec
TOYOGUARD Plus
TOYOGUARD Elite

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
Preferred Accessory Package
Convenience 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
Exhaust Tip
Hitch Ball Mount
TRD 17" Forged Beadlock Wheels
Mudguards
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Clear Paint Protection - Hood Package
Clear Paint Protection - Hood Package
Rigid Running Boards
Hood Protector
Wheel Locks
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
Cargo Tray
Carpet Floor and Cargo Mat Set
Dual Headrest DVD System
Carpet Floor Mats, Carpet Cargo Mat, All Weather Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Mats and Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Connectivity Package (4 Piece)
10" Overhead DVD System (req moonroof)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Slate Black Cloth, cloth
#29292B
Warm Ivory Cloth, cloth
#8C867E
Color: 
Graphite, leatherette
#313131
Sand Beige, leatherette
#B5AEA1