Compare the Subaru Outback near Providence, RI

See how the Subaru Outback stands out from the pack with our competitor comparisons here at Anchor Subaru

At Anchor Subaru, we love our Subaru vehicles, and we always strive to demonstrate their value and show our customers all the opportunities they'll have behind the wheel. One of the premier ways we do so is through competitive feature analysis. We know that you're looking into Subaru vehicles now, but like any savvy shopper, you're also checking out the competition. That's why we want to show you how one of our most popular models, the Subaru Outback, stacks up against some other competitor models that you might have your eye on, specifically the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, Toyota Prius V, and Ford C-Max Hybrid. We're confident that once you've explored your options, you'll find that the Subaru Outback we have for sale here at Anchor Subaru is one of the most dynamic and capable vehicles on the road, and it'll prove a perfect fit for you and your family.

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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen

  • Performance: The Subaru Outback comes equipped with a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine that puts out up to 175 horsepower. The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen only manages 170 horsepower with its smaller 1.8-liter engine, yet both vehicles see comparable city fuel economy at 25 miles per gallon, making the Outback a smart bet for those who frequently commute around the greater Providence, RI area.
  • All-Wheel Drive: As with many new Subaru vehicles, the Subaru Outback comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, giving it confident handling on snowy or rain-slick roads, which we see quite frequently during winter and spring here in New England. Unfortunately, only front-wheel drive is available for the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen.
  • Size: The Subaru Outback is markedly larger than the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, with a significant advantage in width, length, and height. Not only does this make for a more comfortable interior for taller drivers and passengers, it also translates to more overall cargo room, with the Outback offering up to a maximum of 73.3 cubic-feet, relative to the Sportwagen's 66.5 cubic-feet. For those who lead active lifestyles and want more space for luggage and gear, the Subaru Outback offers ample space to accommodate all you might need out on the road or the trail.

Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Prius V

  • Pricing: The Subaru Outback is a smart bet for budget-conscious drivers, clocking in at $26,250 MSRP, whereas the entry point for the Toyota Prius V is over $1000 higher at $27,540.
  • Performance: For more money, you'd expect to get a lot more car, but unfortunately, that's not the case with the Toyota Prius V. Featuring a 1.8-liter engine and hybrid electric battery, the Toyota Prius V only ekes out a mere 134 horsepower. As mentioned above, the Subaru Outback features the capable 2.5-liter 175-horsepower SUBARU BOXER® engine and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which bests its less powerful competitor easily.
  • Towing Capacity: When properly equipped, the Subaru Outback can tow up to 3000 pounds. On the other hand, the Toyota Prius V, even in its most robust and powerful configuration, can't. This simple fact makes the Subaru Outback the clear choice for drivers with recreational vehicles or small to midsize camping trailers they want to take out during the warmer weather months here in Rhode Island.



Subaru Outback vs. Ford C-Max Hybrid

  • Safety Features: Safety has always been considered a hallmark of the Subaru brand, and the Subaru Outback is no exception. Coming available with Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technologies and the available Subaru StarLink Safety and Security Package, the Subaru Outback is adept at mitigating distractions and alerting drivers to obstacles on the road, making it a great vehicle for families here in Rhode Island. Conversely, the Ford C-Max Hybrid has very few active safety and driver-assistive features, only featuring an SOS Post-Crash Alert System as comparable technology.
  • Comfort: Looking for a vehicle to help battle the chill of blustery New England mornings? The Subaru Outback's available All-Weather Package features heated front and rear outboard seating, making it easy for you and your family to travel in total comfort, no matter what the weather is like outside. On the other hand, the Ford C-Max Hybrid only offer heated front seating.
  • Cargo Space: Much like the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen before it, the Ford C-Max Hybrid trails the Subaru Outback in carrying capacity. The only difference this time is that the deficit between these two models is even greater, with the Ford C-Max Hybrid only offering 52.6-cubic feet of cargo space as compared to the capacious Subaru, which boasts a whopping 73.3 cubic-feet. Once again, if you're looking to haul large, bulky, or long cargo in the back of your car, the Subaru Outback is the obvious choice.

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We hope that our comparisons above have helped you to better understand the strengths of the Subaru Outback relative to its competitors. However, there's so much more to Subaru's most iconic SUV than just what we've mentioned here. So, if you'd like to learn more about the Subaru Outback, make sure to visit us at Anchor Subaru in North Smithfield, RI at your earliest convenience. Conveniently located close by to the communities of Providence, Cranston, Johnston, Cumberland, RI and Attleboro, MA, we here at Anchor Subaru have been serving drivers from all over Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts for quite some time now, and we'd relish the chance to earn your business. Stop in to our showroom to browse our selection of new Subaru vehicles for sale and speak with our experienced staff about our latest Subaru Outback financing offers today.

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