2010 Honda Crosstour vs Subaru Outback: The Numbers
October 21, 2010
This isn't a comparison test, but rather a simple numbers comparison between the Honda Accord Crosstour and a vehicle I deem would be a much more sensible purchase. And given how much more discounted the Crosstour is than the Subaru Outback (according to Edmunds TMV), it would seem that consumers agree with me.
The Crosstour might be a tad more refined and have a nicer nav system, but beyond that, I can't think of a single reason to buy one instead of the Outback. I could comment further, but I think the specs below speak for themselves.
Keep in mind this is our long-termer versus a similarly equipped Outback. With a sunroof and nav, the Outback would actually be a bit more expensive than the Crosstour at $35,215, so perhaps that's a reason? (UPDATE: Someone has correctly pointed out that the above Crosstour is FWD, all-wheel drive would make it more expensive than the Outback). Also, keep in mind you can get a four cylinder with the Outback, which you can't get with the Crosstour.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor