Ford Flex vs. Subaru Outback

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$30,575
$26,345

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.81 / 5
37 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
287 hp
175 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.8 in.
40.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
44.3 in.
38.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
38.9 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/60TR17
P225/65HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 in.
108.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.7 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
201.8 in.
189.6 in.

Width

Width
75.9 in.
72.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4439 lbs.
3622 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
287 hp
175 hp

Torque

Torque
254 ft. lbs.
174 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 lbs.
2700 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
270 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 mpg
29 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 mpg
32 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Flex
Subaru Outback

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
7
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
155.8 ft³.
108.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4439 lbs.
3622 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 mpg.
32 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
2700 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
270 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs.
2700 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs.
270 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 lbs.
2700 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
Regular Unleaded H-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
2.5 L/152

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48
3.58 - 0.62

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88
3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39
4.11

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650
490

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2
6.3

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175
110

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17
P225/65HR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17
P225/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in.
17 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.7 ft.
36.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in.
12.4 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in.
11.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.6 gal.
18.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.8 in.
40.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.8 in.
42.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.4 in.
58.1 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
55.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.5 in.
38.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
44.3 in.
38.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
58.1 in.
57.3 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55 in.
55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 in.
108.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
201.8 in.
189.6 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.9 in.
72.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
68 in.
66.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
65.4 in.
61.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
65.4 in.
62.2 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in.
8.7 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.2 ft³.
73.3 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.2 ft³.
35.5 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20 ft³.
35.5 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Flex
Outback

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
Intermediate Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
2.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4