2018 Subaru Outback VS 2018 Toyota Highlander Comparison in Olympia, WA

2018 Subaru Outback VS 2018 Toyota Highlander Comparison in Olympia, WA
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Comparing the 2018 Outback to the 2018 Toyota Highlander at Hanson Subaru in Olympia

Why compare the hulking, 8-seat 2018 Toyota Highlander to the comparably-petite, 5-seater 2018 Subaru Outback? We think potentially saving thousands of dollars is reason enough. When considering the next big family car, don't overlook the 2018 Subaru Outback, which has the rare combination of fuel economy, comfort and expandability to have you re-considering how badly you need that cramped third row. We did the research and the 2018 Outback can punch above its weight class, thanks to the brilliant engineers at Subaru. Already convinced? Schedule a test-drive right here on our website, or browse our huge selection of brand-new 2018 Subaru Outback crossovers.

2018 Subaru Outback 2018 Toyota Highlander
$25,895 Starting MSRP $31,030
2,700 lbs Base Towing Capacity 1,500
Standard All-Wheel Drive Available Upgrade
2018 Top Safety Pick+ IIHS Safety Awards 2018 Top Safety Pick
2018 Subaru Outback VS 2018 Toyota Highlander Interior Design Comparison
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Design and Features of the 2018 Subaru Outback VS the 2018 Toyota Highlander

While the 2018 Toyota Highlander includes a third row of two additional seats, it sacrifices cargo space for the privilege. With all seats up, the Highlander offers just 13.8 cubic feet of trunk space. The 2018 Subaru Outback has 35.5 cubic feet. Standard roof rails and a base towing capacity of a stout 2,500 pounds give you even more options for hauling - and all without having to fold away a single seat. The 2018 Subaru Outback enjoys an ultra-low center of gravity, thanks to a horizontally-oriented BOXER® engine. This plus standard Symmetrical All Wheel Drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance makes the Outback extremely stable, comfortable and fun to drive. Meanwhile, Car and Driver magazine observes, "Winding roads will have the Highlander listing from side to side."

2018 Subaru Outback

Technology & Efficiency in the 2018 Subaru Outback VS the 2018 Toyota Highlander

Despite achieving 10 fewer horsepower, the base 2018 Subaru Outback can keep up with a stock 2018 Toyota Highlander - both reaching 60 mph in about 9 seconds. The Outback weighs about 500 pounds less than a similarly-equipped Highlander. This holds true at the higher trim levels, too: A V6-equipped 2018 Toyota Highlander demands 295 horsepower to bring it to 60 mph in 7 seconds. The 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring uses 256 horsepower to perform the same feat. When you factor in the superior fuel economy of the Outback, it's easy to see why bigger isn't always better.

2018 Toyota Highlander

Safety Facts & Features of the 2018 Subaru Outback VS the 2018 Toyota Highlander

The 2018 Subaru Outback was selected as a 2018 Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Thanks to available technology including Steering-Responsive Headlights - headlights which turn with your vehicle to help peer around bends and corners at night - the 2018 Subaru Outback received the highest accolade from the IIHS. The 2018 Toyota Highlander received an "Acceptable" score for its headlights. What's more, the 2018 Outback also boasts the Subaru-exclusive Active Torque Vectoring, which measures steering and braking inputs to provide maximum control and traction through the All-Wheel Drive system.

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With a peerless reputation for durability and capability, a brand-new Subaru is a smart choice for you and your family. Kelly Blue Book gave Subaru more lowest cost-to-own awards than any other manufacturer. That's because Subaru engineers their cars to last - in fact, the market experts at ALG say that a Subaru will hold its value over time better than any other vehicle in its class. To discover what makes a Subaru a Subaru, and why millions of Americans trust no other automaker with their precious cargo, stop by our showroom. Hanson Subaru is located just 10 minutes West of Lacey. Our sales team can't wait to get you behind the wheel of a brand-new Subaru - and once you take a test drive, we're confident you'll agree that Subaru is always the right choice for a new car, crossover or SUV.

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