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Subaru Outback, Honda CR-V, Car Buying, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 28 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback
Jun 29, 2008 (3:51 pm)
I've seen some discussion on here between these somewhat similar cars, however I haven't heard much commented on regarding cargo space. I've narrowed my car buying search down to these two vehicles and am having a VERY hard time deciding. Went in very high on the outback, now I'm not so sure. Any comments would help, esp. re: cargo room. Thanks in advance!
#2 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [wicarbuyer1]
Jun 30, 2008 (8:07 am)
Out of curiosity, did you look at the 2009 Forester? It's more of a direct competitor for the CR-V.
Consumer Reports just tested one and it became their highest rated small crossover, though the CR-V and Outback and also recommended.
The Outback is lower and longer than these, a bit nicer inside. My wife liked the higher seating point of the Forester and it's a little shorter and easier to park, so we got that.
#3 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [wicarbuyer1]
Jan 12, 2009 (7:39 pm)
Interesting post, considering I had my choices narrowed down to the very same two. A 97 Outback vs a 97 CRV
I went with the Subaru. Only reason being, the seller wanted $3,800 vs the $8,000 the crazed woman selling her CRV wanted.
Having had my outback now for over a month, had the woman gone for $7,000 on the CRV, I think I would have gone for that instead. The Subaru is fine. It justs feels more of a tank (sluggish, heavy) than I prefer in my cars. The CRV seemed to have better pick-up, and somewhat better fuel economy (I'm only getting 18mpg -- 13L/100km) . I Like the Subaru fine, I just think I would have enjoyed the feel and gas savings of the CRV a little better.
#4 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [kidali]
Jan 13, 2009 (9:56 am)
It's cold in many places now - your mileage should improve as the weather warms up.
My 98 Forester never did that poorly - except when I was towing a heavy load.
#5 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [kidali]
Jan 13, 2009 (10:17 am)
Depending on mileage, the fuel economy issue (and power) may have to do with the overall engine/sensor health. The vacuum system may need attention, as well as plugs, wires, oxygen sensors....
#6 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [xwesx]
Jan 13, 2009 (11:43 am)
...add in the ignition coil while you're at it.
There's just one and it's $80 or so. I had to replace mine when some chipmunks chewed up my wiring harness!
#7 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [ateixeira]
Jan 13, 2009 (3:07 pm)
Hehehe... you're never going to forgive them, are you?
#8 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [xwesx]
Jan 14, 2009 (10:18 am)
Alvin? Alvin?! AAAAALVIIIIIINNN!
#9 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [wicarbuyer1]
Jan 30, 2009 (6:35 pm)
I am now looking to replace my 2007 Honda CRV which has been an exceptionally flawless car with a new Subaru Forester or Outback. The reason being is that I need to haul stuff and two large dogs in my travels, not people. Every time the CRV has been redesigned it has become more people friendly and less a utility vehicle. I need length, not height, and the fold and then roll-forward seat are nothing but a hinderence in carry dogs and anything with length. The outback was clearly more quiet and comfortable but at the moment, I am leaning toward buying the 2009 Forester with a manual transmission for added gas mileage and fun!
#10 of 28 Re: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Outback [cuddles1]
Feb 02, 2009 (1:48 pm)
Outback's cargo floor is longer, but the Forester is more square so it may fit a square crate better.
What I suggest is that you actually take your crates with you for a test fit.