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Subaru Outback
2021 Subaru Outback
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$26,795
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9.1
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Toyota Highlander
2021 Toyota Highlander
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Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Other
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Other
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
N/A
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
37.4 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
18" x 8"
N/A

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
N/A
Rear Tire
P225/65HR17
P235/65VR18
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
24 MPG
N/A
City
26 MPG
21 MPG
N/A
Highway
33 MPG
29 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
17.9 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
481 miles
375.9 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
610.5 miles
519.1 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.3 in
194.9 in
N/A
Height
66.4 in
68.1 in
N/A
Max Width
73 in
76 in
N/A
Front Width
61.8 in
65.3 in
N/A
Rear Width
62.8 in
65.4 in
N/A
Wheelbase
108.1 in
112.2 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
8 seater
N/A
Front Seat Leg Room
42.8 in
40.4 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
40.1 in
39.9 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
59 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
55.5 in
57.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.5 in
41 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
39.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.4 in
58.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
54.8 in
57 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
27.7 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
N/A
36.1 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
55 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
45.6 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,635 lbs
4,145 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,700 lbs
5,000 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
75.7 ft³
84.3 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.5 ft³
48.4 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
32.5 ft³
16 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
N/A