Outback vs. Crosstrek Comparison With Subaru of Olathe


In your search for the best AWD vehicles for sale, do you continually find yourself landing on the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek and Subaru Outback? If so, you’re clearly on the right path toward upgrading your behind-the-wheel experience.

But when it comes to comparing the Outback vs. Crosstrek, there are a few differences to note. Fortunately, the Subaru of Olathe team has put together a detailed new Crosstrek vs. Outback comparison just for you.

Check out this Subaru AWD review online, then stop by our Subaru dealership near Lee’s Summit once you’re ready to see both Crosstrek and Outback models in person!

A 2023 Outback driving on a dirt road near a mountain stream.

2023 Subaru Outback

Premium shown in Ice Silver Metallic with accessory equipment

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Outback MPG, Engine & Performance

When it comes to what’s underneath the hood, no manufacturer can replicate the legendary Subaru AWD performance. Whether you buy a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek or sign a new Outback lease in Olathe, you’ll gain a SUBARU BOXER® engine that’s optimized for more strength and efficiency.

While the Outback horsepower delivers more muscle, the new Crosstrek mpg ratings provide you with up to 34 highway mpg -- there’s also a Crosstrek Hybrid trim available for anyone interested.

Want to know if the Crosstrek and Outback come with AWD? No matter the Outback Limited or Crosstrek Sport you have your eye on, you’ll enjoy better traction with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

2023 Subaru Outback

  • Standard Engine: 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER®
  • Standard Horsepower: 182
  • Highway MPG: 33
  • All-Wheel Drive: Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

  • Standard Engine: 2.0-liter SUBARU BOXER®
  • Standard Horsepower: 152
  • Highway MPG: 34
  • All-Wheel Drive: Standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

2023 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Outback Is the Subaru Outback or Crosstrek Bigger?

The 2023 Subaru Outback is slightly larger than the Crosstrek. The total length of the Outback is measured at 191.9 inches, giving it the edge over the Crosstrek and its 176.5 inches. In terms of storage space, the Outback wins out with 75.6 cubic feet of cargo volume, while both the Outback and Crosstrek offer more than 100 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Plus, with exceptional ground clearance numbers for both models, Greater Kansas City Subaru Outback and Crosstrek drivers will have an easy time taking their vehicles off the beaten path.

A front-facing view of the interior of the 2023 Outback.

2023 Subaru Outback

Limited interior shown in Gray Leather

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

2023 Subaru Outback

  • Body Style: Midsize SUV
  • Length (in.): 191.9
  • Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 75.6
  • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 109
  • Ground Clearance (in.): 8.7

2023 Subaru Crosstrek

  • Body Style: Compact Crossover
  • Length (in.): 176.5
  • Cargo Volume (cu. ft.): 55.3
  • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.): 100.9
  • Ground Clearance (in.): 8.7

If you want to compare new Subaru Outback vs. Crosstrek dimensions, towing capacities, safety ratings and more with an expert, contact Subaru of Olathe. We’ll set you up with an Outback Wilderness test-drive or Crosstrek Limited review, so you can determine which new Subaru near Lee’s Summit best fits your needs!

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