Subaru Outback Takes on the Competition

Subaru Outback vs. Volvo XC60 & Audi Q5

Living in New England you have to make sure your car can handle whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Especially snow. So, what car is best equipped to handle all of the seasons here in the Boston, Belmont and Natick area? Below we have compared the Subaru Outback to two other similar compact crossover vehicles.

2017 Subaru Outback vs. 2017 Volvo XC60

  • The biggest disparity between the Subaru Outback and the Volvo XC60 is the starting MSRP, with a price difference of nearly $15,000. This difference makes the Outback easily the more affordable option over the Volvo XC60.
  • The Outback comes standard with Subaru's legendary symmetrical all-wheel drive system while the Volvo XC60 has standard front-wheel drive unless you get the top level trim model.
  • When comparing the AWD Volvo XC60 estimated miles per gallon to any Subaru Outback model, the Outback will still be driving while the Volvo is refueling. The 2017 Outback can get up to 32 highway and 25 city mpg, for a combined 29 mpg. Meanwhile, the AWD Volvo XC60 gets 27 highway and 19 city for a combined 21 mpg.
  • Both vehicles can seat five passengers, but the Outback will be a more comfortable ride for your passengers seated in the back seat. The second row of the Subaru Outback has more head and leg room than the Volvo XC60.

2017 Subaru Outback vs. 2017 Audi Q5

  • With a starting MSRP of nearly $10,000 less than the Audi Q5, the Subaru Outback holds more apple for the value-conscious customer.
  • When it comes to fuel Economy the Audi Q5 is no match for the Outback; the Q5 gets 20 city mpg and 27 highways for a combined 22 mpg. As previously stated above, the Subaru Outback gets a combined 29 mpg.
  • Both the Outback and Q5 come standard with AWD, which is great for active life styles to get you where you want to explore. The Outback however, has the room you need to get all your gear there too. The Outback has 35.5 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Q5's 29.1 cubic feet of cargo space.