Subaru Outback vs. Ford Flex

Crystal Black Silica
VS
Blue

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$23,574 - $27,775
$23,405 - $26,026

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.78 / 5
23 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
290 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4
3.5L Ti

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
40.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
41.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
44.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
40.5 in.

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.1 in.
117.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
40.7 ft.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
75.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3622 .lbs
4439 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
254 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2700 .lbs
2000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
270 .lbs
200 .lbs

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 16 mpg
8 - 12 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
23 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Optional

Safety Features

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback
Ford Flex

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

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

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
7

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
108.1 ft³.
155.8 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3622 lbs.
4439 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 mpg.
19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

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

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

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

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

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

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2700 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
3.5 L/213

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62
4.48

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11
3.39

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

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

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

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

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110
175

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17
P235/60TR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17
P235/60TR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

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

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
17 X 7.5 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
36.1 ft.
40.7 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
12.4 in.
12.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
18.6 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
41.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
40.8 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in.
58.4 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
55.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
40.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.1 in.
44.3 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.3 in.
58.1 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55 in.
55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.1 in.
117.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.1 in.
68 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.8 in.
65.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in.
65.4 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in.
5.9 in.

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
77.7 in.
Not Available

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
41.8 in.
Not Available

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
46.3 in.
Not Available

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.5 in.
Not Available

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
32.5 in.
Not Available

Liftover Height

Liftover Height
27.9 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
73.3 ft³.
83.2 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.5 ft³.
43.2 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
35.5 ft³.
20 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Outback
Flex

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
Intermediate Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4