Comparison - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2021 - vs - ISUZU MU-X LS-M 2022

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,945
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
$
38,616
Updated: 
06 Aug 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2022
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Magnetic red mica
#771B1B
Basalt black mica
#292929
Cobalt blue mica
#1B3D79
Mercury silver metallic
#9B9B9B
Obsidian grey mica
#414549
Mineral white
#BABEBB

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The MU-X may look and feel a bit more basic than the Everest or Fortuner, but its tough Isuzu truck underpinnings is this SUV’s secret weapon. Isuzu also builds big commercial engines, designed to be reliable and robust, and that DNA is this engine.

Pros
Great new engine
Capable off-roader
Decent third row

Cons
Cabin is starting to age
Boot is smaller than some rivals
No advanced safety equipment

By: 
carsguide.com.au

Like the D-MAX ute on which it's based, the evolution of Isuzu UTE's MU-X seven-seat SUV has remained relatively slow, its latest update headlined by extra torque from its 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel (now 130kW and 430Nm, up from 380Nm) and a new six-speed automatic transmission (previously five).

Pros
Rugged and practical
Very comfy ride
Drop-down rear video unit

Cons
Lacking some new safety tech
Turbo lag from a standing start
Rather basic cab trim

By: 
motoring.com.au

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
3.00L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
331ft-lbs
at 2 600rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
187hp
at 3 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
no
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: 
yes
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.30in
190.90in
Width: 
73.00in
73.60in
Height: 
66.10in
71.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
9.20in
Front Track: 
61.80in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
112.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.70
40.10
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
42.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
57.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.60degrees
28.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.70degrees
27.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3937.00lbs
4706.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
keyless entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
passenger seat adjustment
Bucket front seats
Adjustable headrests for all seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding door assist-grips for rear passengers
3rd row assist-grips

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Double wishbone, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Multi-link system, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual zone climate control air-conditioning with integrated heater/demister
Manual air-conditioning with integrated heater/demister
Pollen and fine particle air filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
4 Speakers
USB connection
I-pod connectivity
CD/VCD/DVD/Tuner/USB/MP3 compatible, Bluetooth
Built-in satellite navigation with MID turn-by-turn directions
7 inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rails
Rear privacy glass
Bi-LED projector headlights with auto-levelling feature
Black power door mirrors
Colour-coded power fold-in door mirrors with integrated turn indicators
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
16
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Tyre Repair KIT
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R16

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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Drum
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: 
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
height adjustable headrests
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Side anti-intrusion bars inside all doors
Post-Collision Braking (PCB)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane Departure Prevention (LDP
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM)

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
Color: 
Black
#232227
Grey
#636162