Comparison - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2021 - vs - Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2021

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Average Price: 
$
39,945
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
$
27,995
Updated: 
09 Aug 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
16.60gals
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: 
Crystal White Pearl
#F8F9F9
Pure Red
#961E1E
Plasma Yellow Pearl
#E5DB79
Lagoon Blue Pearl
#2688AC
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#5B5E64
Ice Silver Metallic
#DFDFDF
Horizon Blue Pearl
#7C9BB8
Cool-Gray Khaki
#8C99A7
Crystal Black Silica
#0E0E0E

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

New 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides more power.More standard driver assist features on automatic-equipped Crosstreks.Part of the second Crosstrek generation introduced for 2018.

Pros
High ground clearance for enhanced off-road capability
Spacious seating for a hatchback of its size
Comfortable ride quality
Easy to see out of

Cons
Slow acceleration on the highway with base engine
Mediocre cargo space
Handling isn't as precise as that of some rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.

Pros
Excellent CVT
Off-road capable, rugged looks
Standard AWD
New Sport trim
Standard safety tech

Cons
Cramped USB ports
Limited-release hybrid
Manual transmission omits more than it adds
Limited trim not a value

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Along with a light visual refresh that includes new front bumper and grille designs, the 2021 Crosstrek gains a Sport model and a more powerful engine option. The new 2.5-liter flat-four has been lifted from the mid-size Legacy sedan and Outback station wagon and plopped under the hood of Sport and Limited models of the Crosstrek; the languid 2.0-liter engine is still in the mix, but relegated to the base and Premium models only.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
27.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
34.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
2.50L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
35.40Feet

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
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio 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 Access with Push-Button Start and PIN-code vehicle access
3-spoke steering wheel with integrated controls
Lineartronic® CVT paddle shifters
Leather-wrapped shifter handle
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Electric Power-Assisted Rack and Pinion Steering (EPAS)
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.30in
176.50in
Width: 
73.00in
71.00in
Height: 
66.10in
63.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.80in
61.00in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
61.20in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
104.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.70
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
36.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
55.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
56.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.40in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.70cu.ft
55.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
32.50cu.ft
20.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3937.00lbs
3298.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
speedometer
Color multifunction display

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
Power side mirrors
Power front and rear windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down
Hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors

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
Center console with armrest lid
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Dual front USB input ports
Power driver's seat
Heated front seats (All-Weather Package)
Leather-trimmed upholstery with orange contrast stitching
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Power Driver Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated
Folding rear seat armrest with dual cup holders
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear independent
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
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
Sun visors with concealed illuminated vanity mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
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
4G LTE Wi-Fi capability
6 speakers
STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Plus
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Auto-on/off headlights
Raised roof rails: black finish
Single-speed rear window wiper with fixed-intermittent mode
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable-intermittent mode and mist feature
Windshield wiper de-icer and heated side mirrors (All-Weather Package)
Roof spoiler
LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH)
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
18 x 7.0-inch
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary use T145/80 D17 spare tire
all-season tires
Wheel arch cladding
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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
Ventilated Front Disc
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
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
Brake Override System
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
Reverse Automatic Braking (RAB)
Blind-Spot Detection/Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
High Beam Assist
EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
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
Power moonroof
Power moonroof • STARLINK® 8.0-inch Multimedia Navigation • Harman Kardon® audio system
Optional Package
Sport Package - 18" Wheels
Popular Package #5
Popular Package #4
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
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
Rear Bumper Cover
Thule Cargo Carrier
Thule Bike Carrier - Hitch Platform - 2 bikes
Body Side Molding - Plasma Yellow Pearl
STI Roof Spoiler
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Cool Gray Khaki
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Plasma Yellow
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
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
All-Weather Floor Liners
STI Leather Shift Knob - CVT
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors W/Homelink
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Map And Dome Lights
Exterior And Interior Auto Dimming Mirrors
Rear Seatback Protector
Footwell Illumination Kit
Sunshade - Windshield
Side Sill Plate
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Gray, leather
#BFBFBF