Compare Your Favorite Subaru SUVs

2020 Subaru Outback Vs Subaru Crosstrek

Split image of the 2020 Subaru Outback and the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder

182 hp @ 5,800 rpm

176 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Lineartronic® CVT

DRIVETRAIN

All-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

26/33

STARTING MSRP

$26,645

2020 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0L

2020 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0L

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder

152 hp @ 6,000 rpm

145 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-Speed Manual

DRIVETRAIN

All-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

22/29

STARTING MSRP

$22,145

The Outback and the Crosstrek Both Offer Stylish Versatility

When comparing the 2020 Subaru Outback with the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek, there are many differences. First, we’ll begin with size and classification. The Outback is a mid-size crossover SUV and the Crosstrek is a compact crossover SUV. Those with a family or who want a roomier vehicle may lean toward the 2020 Outback. Meanwhile, those who want an agile, compact vehicle may prefer the 2020 Crosstrek.

See the differences between the 2020 Outback and the 2020 Crosstrek in person at Rivertown Subaru in Columbus, GA.

Unlike the majority of their competitors, both models feature standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This AWD system makes both the Outback and the Crosstrek very capable in any driving conditions. Discover the versatility of the 2020 Outback and the 2020 Crosstrek with a test drive at Rivertown Subaru today.

Style Meets Modern Functionality

The 2020 Subaru Outback and the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek are both stylish sport utility vehicles. When comparing size, the Outback features a slightly longer wheelbase than the Crosstrek. Since the Crosstrek is a compact SUV and the Outback is an SUV, the Outback is slightly larger than the Crosstrek. Both models feature the same exceptional ground clearance at 8.7 inches, but the Outback is has a wider body.

Overall, the 2020 Outback is a slightly larger vehicle than the 2020 Crosstrek. Both models offer stylish exterior designs with smooth lines and modern features.

The 2020 Subaru Outback features raised roof rails with enhanced tie-downs. Raised roof rails are also featured on the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek. This means both vehicles offer exterior cargo convenience.

Powering the Outback and Crosstrek

Subaru’s legendary BOXER® engines power both the 2020 Outback and the 2020 Crosstrek. BOXER engines feature a lower center of gravity when compared to a conventional design. This is part of the reason why these models feature exceptional handling performance.

The 2020 Outback lineup features two engine options. A 2.5L BOXER four-cylinder is the standard engine in the Outback lineup. This engine produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque while achieving an EPA-estimated 26/33 city/highway MPG.

Select configurations of the 2020 Subaru Outback feature a turbocharged 2.4L BOXER four-cylinder engine producing 260 horsepower with 277 lb-ft of torque. Outback models featuring this engine achieve an EPA-estimated 23/30 city/highway MPG. All Outback models feature a Lineartronic® CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic transmission.

The 2020 Crosstrek features a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment in the base and Premium models. Meanwhile, a CVT automatic transmission is available as an option. All 2020 Subaru Crosstrek models feature a 2.0L BOXER four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 152 horsepower with 145 lb-ft of torque while achieving an EPA-estimated 22/29 city/highway MPG with the manual transmission.

Crosstrek models equipped with the CVT automatic transmission achieve an EPA-estimated 27/33 city/highwayMPG. There is also a limited Crosstrek Hybrid model available. It features a total system net power of 148 horsepower (estimated) while achieving an EPA-estimated 90 MPGe/35 MPG. Both the Outback and the Crosstrek offer outstanding all-wheel drive performance capable of handling any driving conditions. Getting behind the wheel of both of them will help you determine which model is right for your driving needs.

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

Both the 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Subaru Crosstrek offer EyeSight Driver Assist technology with Automatic Pre-Collision Braking. EyeSight is standard on all 2020 Outback models and available on all 2020 Crosstrek models.

EyeSight also includes the all-new Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering. This intuitive technology helps drivers maintain a safe distance behind traffic ahead. Lane Centering helps drivers stay in their lane and notifies drivers if they start to stray. Lane Keep Assist helps steer drivers back into their lane if they begin to drift away.

Pre-Collision Braking helps drivers reduce and avoid frontal collisions by applying full brake force in emergency situations. EyeSight also includes Pre-Collision Throttle Management. This technology detects objects drivers are likely to hit in front of the vehicle. When necessary, it will drain the power from the engine to reduce the potential impact force and frontal damage.

Split image of the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2020 Subaru Outback interiors

Advanced Technology Inside the Outback and Crosstrek

Comfort and modern convenience come standard in both the 2020 Subaru Outback and the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek.

Drivers of the 2020 Outback and the 2020 Crosstrek will enjoy the user-friendly STARLINK® Multimedia system. This touchscreen offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity. STARLINK also gives drivers access to their contacts, messages, apps, music and navigation through the touchscreen.

Occupants of the Outback and Crosstrek can both enjoy listening to their favorite music through the available Harman/kardon® premium audio system. An eight-channel class-D amplifier cranks out 576 watts of power through 12 speakers in the Outback and eight speakers in the Crosstrek. Harman/kardon’s Clari-Fi technology refines audio fidelity, allowing your favorite music to sound better than ever.

Visit Rivertown Subaru Today

Both the 2020 Outback and 2020 Crosstrek offers stylish versatility. Visit our car dealership in Columbus to test-drive an Outback or Crosstrek today. Our friendly sales staff are more than willing to help you get into the vehicle of your dreams. We look forward to working with you!