Subaru Outback Takes on the Competition

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Even Luxury-Vehicles From Audi & Volvo Struggle To Keep Up with the 2018 Subaru Outback

When you are shopping around for a crossover or compact SUV model in today's marketplace, there are indeed many varying factors to consider. With such a wide range of price points, automakers, driving characteristics, desirable features, and exterior designs to choose from, it certainly can be quite tough to decide which make and model is the best one for your needs.

However, one vehicle in particular that has a real knack for standing out from the crowd of competition is none other than the 2018 Subaru Outback, and for very good reason why. And even when you closely compare it to rival models coming from luxurious and exotic brands there, the new Outback always holds its own surprisingly well.

For many of our customers living in Natick, Boston, Belmont, Norwood and beyond, the new Subaru Outback sure does a lot more than simply 'holding its own'. This very well could be the crossover SUV that you have been waiting for, and it is a far wiser choice than both the competing 2018 Audi Q5 as well as the 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV models! Keep reading to learn why.

2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Volvo XC60

  • Strangely enough, the MSRP for the 2018 Volvo XC60 is just as expensive as the Audi Q5, with the exact same MSRP of $41,500. The new Outback's extremely competitive starting price of only $25,895 will keep a good $15K or so in your bank account.
  • In true Subaru fashion, even the base trim-level of the new Outback comes equipped with the brand's capable and proven Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System. While the new Volvo XC60 does indeed come with AWD too, it fails to be as praised and effective as Subaru's.
  • If you prioritize your fuel economy while driving around the greater Boston area, you'll choose the 2018 Subaru Outback that boasts a fantastic EPA-estimated rating of 25/32 city/hwy mpg. Drivers have to pay more at the gas pump with the Volvo XC60, that earned a lesser 22/28 city/hwy mpg rating.

2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Audi Q5

  • When comparing price tags, it is really not even close for the new Outback and the new Q5. Subaru likes to keep things more affordable, as the 2018 Outback has an MSRP of only $25,895, while the 2018 Audi Q5 is way on the other end of the spectrum, beginning at a staggering $41,500.
  • Let's talk cargo capacities, because that indeed is important to shoppers in this segment. The new Q5 offers 60 cubic feet of interior cargo space, which is decent, yet it still doesn't come close to the whopping 73 cubic feet belonging to the new Outback. That's a real big difference in size to sacrifice.
  • The automotive experts over at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) officially awarded the new Subaru Outback with a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ Award, the highest honor they have. Unfortunately for Audi-fans, the 2018 Q5 was not able to win this award from the IIHS.

Visit MetroWest Subaru Today To Test-Drive the 2018 Outback!

Adventurous, affordable, well-equipped, connected, capable and safe - do you really need any other reasons to test-drive the 2018 Subaru Outback here in Natick?

Well we'll give you another one. The Subaru Outback is officially the longest-lasting vehicle in its entire class. The same is simply not true for the new Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. So stop by MetroWest Subaru today to get behind the wheel!


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