Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$25,895
$31,230 - $34,740

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
185 - 295 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC 16 Valve 4
3.5L V6 w/D
2.7L 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

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
42.9 in.
44.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
39.9 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/65HR17
P245/60TR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.1 in.
109.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
189.6 in.
192.5 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
75.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3622 lbs.
4165 - 4535 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
185 - 295 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
184 - 263 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2700 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
270 lbs.
150 - 500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
19 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
24 - 27 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
Subaru Outback
Toyota Highlander

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

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

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
8

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
108.1 ft³.
144.9 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3622 lbs.
4165 - 4535 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 mpg.
22 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 mpg.
19 - 20 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 mpg.
24 - 27 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2700 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
270 lbs.
150 - 500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2700 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
270 lbs.
150 - 500 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2700 lbs.
1500 - 5000 lbs.

Engine Type

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

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
2.7 L/163 - 3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Port/Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6 - 8

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62
3.30 - 5.52

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67
1.90 - 3.18

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11
1.42 - 2.05

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490
1.00 - 1.49

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3
0.71 - 1.23

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110
0.61 - 1.00

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
4.15 - 4.22

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone
3.00 - 4.36

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
7.7 - 8.0

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
150

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17
Strut

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17
Double Wishbone

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Strut

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
Double Wishbone

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
P245/60TR18

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
P245/60TR18

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
18 X 7.5 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Compact in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft.
Aluminum

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Aluminum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Steel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Rack-Pinion

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
38.7 ft.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 in.
4-Wheel

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
Yes

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.8 in.
Yes

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
12.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in.
12.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
19.2 gal.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 in.
40.7 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.1 in.
44.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.3 in.
59.3 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55 in.
57.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.1 in.
39.9 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
189.6 in.
38.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.1 in.
57.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.8 in.
35.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in.
27.7 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in.
55 in.

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
77.7 in.
45.6 in.

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
41.8 in.
109.8 in.

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
46.3 in.
192.5 in.

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.5 in.
75.8 in.

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
32.5 in.
68.1 in.

Liftover Height

Liftover Height
27.9 in.
64.4 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
73.3 ft³.
64.2 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.5 ft³.
8 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
35.5 ft³.
83.7 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Outback
42.3 ft³.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
13.8 ft³.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
0.80

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
0.67

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
Highlander

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
Intermediate Sport Utility

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
Sport Utility

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
2.7 - 3.5