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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
#21 of 48 Re: Outback vs. Accord CrossTour [ateixeira]
Sep 23, 2010 (8:10 am)
Interesting list. Lots of Hondas on the 2009 list that didn't make the 2010 despite it being the same vehicle.
I presume the IIHS changed the criteria?
#22 of 48 Re: Outback vs. Accord CrossTour [robr2]
Sep 23, 2010 (9:02 am)
Correct - they added the roof strength test.
All Subarus have performed well on that test, so every model was on the list in 2009 and remained on for 2010.
Exception - the fixed headrests on the WRX do not pass the rear impact tests because they lack the active headrests other models have.
#23 of 48 Completely subjective, I know....
Sep 23, 2010 (10:07 am)
I saw a "real life" CrossTour for the first time yesterday morning on my way to work. My goodness! That car is as ugly on the back end as the Outback is on the front! Honda is good at ugly, and I think the CrossTour now tops their list.
Sep 24, 2010 (10:54 am)
Hello all!!! If you have questions regarding the Crosstour vs the Outback, please let me know.
I currently work at Subaru in sales and have worked at Honda for four years selling as well.
I could give you a personal opinion as well having driven them on an almost daily basis.
#25 of 48 Re: Here to help [laurencesubaru]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:06 pm)
My impression, from those who have driven both of them, is that the Honda drives better than the Outback (a bit more sporty) and has the usual excellent Honda attention to detail. However it loses points to the Outback in utilitarian terms (somewhat compromised cargo area), rear visibility, AWD, and price.
If you plan on doing any sort of off-pavement driving, the Outback is the clear choice; but that good off-road ability (more ground clearance) hurts it a little bit in terms of on-road driving. It's not that the Outback is bad on road, because it's not. It's just that the CrossTour is better. It's a shame that Subaru has stopped importing the Legacy wagon, as that model has the same advantages of the Outback, plus excellent on-road capability.
#26 of 48 Re: Here to help [rsholland]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:19 pm)
However it loses points to the Outback in utilitarian terms (somewhat compromised cargo area)...
And in my opinion, that really may not be an issue. I don't know the statistics but I would guess most buyers of the Cross Tour are less interested in utility and more interested in styling and features. I see the Cross Tour as an attainable BMW X6.
#27 of 48 Re: Here to help [robr2]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:32 pm)
I'd put both of those in the "so ugly it frightens the children" category.
The X6 is the BMW I like the least, yuck.
Toss in the Acura ZDX, and even the Porsche Panamera and BMW 5 series Touring. What it is with the pregnant egg shapes?
Coupe = cool.
Hatchback = dorky.
Style is subjective, but ugly is running rampant lately.
At least the Outback looks wagon/SUVish and avoided the ugly hatch trend.
#28 of 48 Re: Here to help [ateixeira]
Sep 24, 2010 (12:59 pm)
I happen to like the styling of the X6.
...and BMW 5 series Touring.
I presume you mean the GT. The 5 series Touring was the station wagon which is no longer coming to our shores.
Toss in the Acura ZDX, and even the Porsche Panamera...
The ZDX I will agree with but the Panamera is one of the most beautifully styled vehicles I have ever seen.
#29 of 48 Re: Here to help [ateixeira]
Sep 24, 2010 (1:27 pm)
Actually I like all those.
#30 of 48 Re: Here to help [robr2]
Sep 24, 2010 (3:22 pm)
Yes, I meant GT, thanks.
The Panamera looks find until you see the back, then it looks overweight.
What do I know? It's the best selling Porsche...