2021 Subaru Outback Limited vs 2021 Honda Passport Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

The Subaru Outback has a reputation of being a sturdy, durable vehicle and statistics show 97% of Subarus sold in the last ten years are still on the road. With standard all-wheel drive and award-winning safety features, the 2021 Subaru Outback is the obvious choice for your next family SUV. We've done the work for you and put together a side-by-side comparison of the Subaru Outback and the 2021 Honda Passport below. When you're ready to meet your new Subaru, come to Shingle Springs Subaru for your test drive.

Subaru Outback interior features

2021 Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Interior Utility & Comfort

Both vehicles are similar in size so it makes sense that the legroom and headroom inside would be almost identical. And while it's true that the 2021 Honda Passport comes out ahead on passenger volume and cargo space, you still get impressive numbers from the 2021 Subaru Outback. 109.0 cubic feet of passenger room means everyone is comfortable on long trips and with an impressive 75.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down, you'll have room for whatever you have to carry.

When it comes to comfort, both vehicles are again somewhat alike, both offering an array of features to make your journey enjoyable. Both the 2021 Outback and Passport offer heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel on all trim levels but the base model. They both offer available ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear outboard seats. The Subaru Outback does offer something that the Honda Passport does not: voice-controlled climate control, to make it easier to change the cabin temperature without taking your eyes off of the road.


Subaru Outback technology specs

2021 Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Technology

The standard infotainment center on the 2021 Honda Passport may offer an 8-inch touchscreen but the 2021 Subaru Outback has dual 7-inch high resolution touch screens with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® capability, plus the option to upgrade to an 11.6-inch touchscreen with available navigation. Dual USB ports come standard in the Subaru Outback while the Honda Passport only offers 1 USB port, and only on the higher trim levels. You get two audio system options on the 2021 Passport, but three on the 2021 Outback, including a Harman Kardon® 12-speaker audio system for a true musical experience.

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Subaru Outback performance specs

2021 Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Performance

The 2021 Subaru Outback has two engine options compared to the standard V6 engine in the 2021 Honda Passport. The Passport's V6 may generate more horsepower but the Outback has the advantage with the Subaru BOXER® engine. It's low center of gravity makes for better handling, especially in off-road situations, which the Passport isn't equipped to handle as well. Add in standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the 2021 Subaru Outback has the biggest advantage. The 2021 Honda Passport has standard two-wheel drive with all-wheel drive as an available option that will not only cost you an extra $2000, but will also severely impact fuel economy.


Subaru Outback safety features

2021 Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Safety & Awards

Both the 2021 Subaru Outback and 2021 Honda Passport were awarded five stars by the NHTSA, but the Passport only received 4 stars in the frontal crash tests where the Outback received five stars. The 2021 Outback also outperformed the 2021 Passport when it came to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; the Passport was named a Top Safety Pick while the Outback was named a Top Safety Pick+.


Subaru Outback driver assist features

2021 Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Driver Assist Features

When it comes to driver assist features, both vehicles are quite similar. The 2021 Subaru Outback offers the standard EyeSight® suite of technology that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, High-Beam Assist, Pre-Collision Braking, and Lane Departure Warning. An available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert assists when reversing out of a tight spot. While the 2021 Honda Passport offers these features as well, it does not provide the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System. This available Subaru Outback feature alerts the driver when it detects that they have become drowsy or distracted while on the road.

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2021 Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport: Value

At a starting MSRP of just $26,795, the 2021 Subaru Outback is almost $6000 less than the 2021 Honda Passport. Add in the fact that the Outback has standard all-wheel drive where it costs an extra $2000 for the option of all-wheel drive on the Passport, the Subaru Outback is the clear choice. Stop by Shingle Springs Subaru today for a test drive and see how the 2021 Subaru Outback is the ideal SUV for your family.

2021 Subaru Outback2021 Honda Passport
$26,795Starting MSRP*$32,790
33 Highway / 26 CityStandard Fuel Efficiency (MPG)25 Highway / 20 City
182Standard Horsepower280
176Standard Torque (lb.-ft.)262
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
260-HP Turbo EngineEngine UpgradeNone
3,500Maximum Towing Capacity (lbs)5,000
8.7Ground Clearance (in.)7.5
Dual 7" TouchscreensStandard Multimedia Screen8" Touchscreen
Standard FeatureRoof RailsAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.