2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Outback Comparisons in Shingle Springs, CA

If you're in the market for a new, powerful subcompact crossover SUV this year, then Subaru is the brand for you. Subaru is known for being an industry leader in capability, performance, and safety when it comes to cars and SUVs, and 2022 is no exception. The new lineup is stunning, including the capable 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and the robust 2022 Subaru Outback. But don't just take our word for it - we've got proof to back our claims. See how the Crosstrek and the Outback stack up against each other, and don't miss out on the powerhouse of exclusive Subaru-savvy features available for both vehicles. We've done the hard work for you with this head-to-head comparison, to help make your SUV selection a breeze. When you're ready to give the new Crosstrek or the Outback a test drive, stop in to our showroom here at Shingle Springs Subaru and experience firsthand what makes Subaru a Subaru.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Outback Exterior

2022 Crosstrek vs. Outback: Design & Exterior Features

As far as body design, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2022 Subaru Outback have very different styles. For handling like a car, with hatchback style lines in the crossover category try the robust, durable Crosstrek. Or go for a more outdoorsy, rugged appeal with the Outback, featuring  stylish, athletic curves and the drivability of a wagon. Both feature standard 17" wheels, or bump up the trim level and enjoy sporty 18" wheels for either model. LED Steering Responsive Headlights are standard fare for the Outback, but are only available on higher trim levels of the Crosstrek. Both SUVs feature standard roof rails for added cargo space, and have the optional Thule Bike Carrier add-on for even more versatility. A power moonroof is a luxe optional addition for the Crosstrek, and comes standard to higher trim levels on the Outback. For pet enthusiasts, take advantage of animal-focused additions from a collapsible pet kennel in a variety of sizes to a pet friendly cargo liner and even a pet ramp so your furry friend can easily access your ride.

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Outback Interior

2022 Crosstrek vs Outback: Interior Features

Enjoy cushy space for up to five passengers inside both the 2022 Crosstrek and the 2022 Outback. Although these models are compact, they aren't sacrificing space throughout the cabin. While the Crosstrek offers a plentiful 100.9 cubic feet of passenger space, the Outback beats it out with over 8 cubic feet more of space. Fold down the rear seats in either model for easy added space to hold luggage, groceries, and even sports equipment. Both the Crosstrek and the Outback offer heated front seats and leather-trimmed upholstery as standard, while available ventilated front seats and heated rear outboard seats are something you can only enjoy with the Outback.

Stay connected with ease inside both vehicles, featuring a standard multimedia system with touchscreen display. The Crosstrek offers a standard 6.5-inch display screen while the Outback offers a bit larger of a setup. Step up comfort and convenience as you climb trim levels, and see the standout differences between these two models; the Crosstrek expands its screen to 8-inches, while the Outback sports an 11.6-inch screen. Navigation is available for both as well. Experience an in-car concert with the available Harman Kardon® Premium audio system only with the Outback.

2022 Crosstrek vs Outback: Performance

The Subaru exclusive Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is standard on both the 2022 Crosstrek and the 2022 Outback. Both models offer more than one powertrain option to customize your ride to your specific needs. The Crosstrek has a 2.0L BOXER<®> engine pumping out 152 horsepower and 145 lb/ft of torque. If you're looking for more power from your engine, you can upgrade the Crosstrek to a 2.5L BOXER<®> and get a sturdy 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft of torque. This is the Outback's base engine, producing the same horsepower or you can bump up trim levels to the Outback Onyx Edition. This level offers a robust 2.4 turbocharged BOXER<®> engine, generating a mighty 260 horsepower and 277 lb/ft of torque. The Crosstrek has a 6-speed manual transmission standard to the base model, or upgrade to the deluxe Lineartronic<®> automatic, which is standard fare on all trim levels of the Outback.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Outback Features

2022 Crosstrek vs Outback: Driver Assist Technology and Safety

Both the 2022 Crosstrek and Outback received an overall five star safety rating from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both 2022 models were Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) but only the Outback was awarded the highest honor of Top Safety Pick+. The Subaru EyeSight<®> Driver Assist suite is standard to the Outback and comes standard on the Crosstrek's higher trim levels or is available as an upgrade on the base model. Pre-collision Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Sway Warning, and much more all come standard with the EyeSight<®> suite. While Rear Brake Assist (RAB) is available for both SUVs, the DriverFocus<®> Distraction Mitigation System is available only for the Outback. This helpful feature alerts the driver if the system detects drowsy or distracted driving.

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs Outback: Value

Trust a compact SUV from Subaru to outlast the competition and give you a smooth ride unmatched by other brands. The 2022 Crosstrek provides comfort and robust durability for city commuting and weekend getaways. The Crosstrek has a starting MSRP of $23,145, compared to the higher price point of the Subaru Outback, with a starting MSRP of $27,645. While the beginning price is higher, the Outback offers several advantages unavailable or only available as an upgrade with the Crosstrek. Both models offer advantages for a five-seat SUV, and with cutting edge technology and the latest safety features, you can't go wrong with Subaru. Come experience Subaru handling with us and give the Crosstrek or the Outback a test drive. Or browse our updated 2022 Subaru inventory right here at Shingle Springs Subaru.

Feature2022 Subaru Crosstrek2022 Subaru Outback
Starting MSRP*$23,145$27,645
Fuel Economy (MPG)33 hwy / 28 city33 hwy/ 26 city
Standard Horsepower152182
Roof RailsStandardStandard
Passenger Volume100.9 Cubic Feet109.0 Cubic Feet
Cargo Volume20.8 Cubic Feet32.5 Cubic Feet
Max Cargo Volume55.3 Cubic Feet75.7 Cubic Feet
EyeSight® Driver Assist TechnologyAvailableStandard
Standard Wheels17-inch Aluminum Alloy17-inch Aluminum Alloy
Rear Legroom36.5 inches39.5 inches

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.

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