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You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Outback, Honda Accord Crosstour, Car Comparisons, Hatchback, Wagon
#11 of 48 Re: Subaru or Honda [xwesx]
Sep 20, 2010 (11:29 am)
Late to the party, can I join?
I was going to bring up fuel economy as well. Consumer Reports recently tested the V6 Accord and H6 Legacy, and surprise - the Subaru was more fuel efficient, even with the AWD handicap.
For me though, it's this: take a tape measure with you, and measure between the wheel wells. The CrossTour only give you 31" of cargo width. Even the compact Forester gives you 42". The Outback has a whopping 43" between them, a whole foot wider.
If the whole point is the great utility these things offer, why make major sacrifices in the cargo area? In fact while you're at it, measure an Accord sedan, I bet the cargo area is more useful.
You may also want to check out a CR-V/Forester, or Acura RD-X.
#12 of 48 Re: Subaru or Honda [ateixeira]
Sep 20, 2010 (11:45 am)
"If the whole point is the great utility these things offer, why make major sacrifices in the cargo area? In fact while you're at it, measure an Accord sedan, I bet the cargo area is more useful."
Let's not forget the sloped roof that the CrossTour has. That could limit some large items being put back there; and again, the rear visibility of the CrossTour is terrible.
Speaking of which... the rear wiper becomes pretty a moonroof wiper, as that (upper) rear window is almost horizontal. Plus the lower rear window (below) the spoiler, is useless in the rain, as there is no wiper for it.
The design aft the C-pillar is very poor, and not well thought out.
#13 of 48 Re: Subaru or Honda [rsholland]
Sep 20, 2010 (11:55 am)
That's just it - if the cargo area is not well shaped, you may as well save a ton of cash and get the sedan and save both money and fuel.
You can't get AWD, though.
BTW, another option is the Venza, if you like cushy isolation.
#14 of 48 Re: Subaru or Honda [rsholland]
Sep 20, 2010 (12:34 pm)
The Outback doesn't have a moonroof wiper! But the 2.5i does have a quadrozontal engine!
Hi guys, welcome to the party. how are you?
I may purchase rather than lease. That is why I'm considering other models. I will keep this for as long as it runs - which you know can be a long time.
Should I be waiting for 2012?
#15 of 48 Re: Subaru or Honda [css1]
Sep 20, 2010 (1:29 pm)
Hey Charlie! How's life treating you?
2012? I don't know. Rumor has it that at the Sydney Motor Show (next month), Subaru may be announcing something. Most people think it might be a Forester WRX, but I'm not so sure. Why? Because SOA recently sent at least one executive to Australia, for a 3,000-mile drive into the Outback—driving an Outback. Now why would they do that, with the current Outback only a year old?
My guess is it may be a stretched 7-passenger version, to replace the Tribeca. We'll know more in a few weeks. The show opens 10/15.
#16 of 48 Re: Subaru or Honda [rsholland]
Sep 20, 2010 (1:36 pm)
I have time.
I think the new boxer 4 motor is going in the Outback. Either way the 3.6 has to get direct injection. It needs more HP to move a 7P car.
#17 of 48 Re: Subaru or Honda [css1]
Sep 20, 2010 (1:56 pm)
They're updating the Forester engine first, so I can't imagine the pricier Outback isn't far behind.
#18 of 48 Re: Outback vs. Accord CrossTour [pcguys]
Sep 22, 2010 (4:45 pm)
I got pretty much the same numbers 390 and 410, 12-15k with no money down, 36 months, 29,000. I think it's the best numbers for that type of car that I've been offered and I think I'm going to go for it. I find I get a good price for the car but then the lease quotes throws me for a loop. What gives? Most are in the high 400's to high 500's but Honda's are very, very competive!
#19 of 48 Re: Outback vs. Accord CrossTour [carmelbythesea]
Sep 22, 2010 (6:27 pm)
I was about to pull the trigger on this great Honda Crosstour lease, but then I found out that:
The Honda Crosstour has the 2nd worst rating for roof strength in a roll over, failing to get the IIHS 'safe-pick' status:
Though the Honda leased great, it's now off my list.
Just wanted to let you know,
#20 of 48 Re: Outback vs. Accord CrossTour [pcguys]
Sep 23, 2010 (8:56 am)
Wow, looks like the Element is the only Honda on that entire list!