Compare the 2020 Subaru Outback to the Toyota Highlander

When picking out a new crossover SUV, it can take a lot of research and time to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle. Here at Dean Team Subaru, we know that the 2020 Subaru Outback is one of the hardest-working, coziest, and well-equipped SUVs around St. Louis and not many mid-size models can match up with it. For instance, when the 2019 Toyota Highlander is compared to the Subaru Outback, the Subaru SUV comes out ahead in many categories. We're happy to help you decide on the model that is right for you, so we've taken these two top SUV options and put them head-to-head. Check out how the 2020 Subaru Outback comes out ahead of the Toyota Highlander.

2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

  • The Subaru Outback comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to handle tricky road conditions and winter weather with ease. The Toyota Highlander offers all-wheel drive, but it will cost you more to upgrade to it.
  • The Subaru Outback is more efficient than its Toyota counterpart, with 26/33 mpg city/highway to the Highlanders 20/24 mpg city/highway. These numbers are all the more impressive because the Subaru is standard with all-wheel drive.
  • When you need to tow the heavier loads, the Subaru Outback can tow a standard 2,700 pounds of maximum weight. The Toyota Highlander certainly can achieve more, but its standard model only has the capability of towing 1,500 pounds.
  • If you're the kind of driver who enjoys an intuitive experience from your infotainment system, the Subaru Outback is standard with a seven-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Highlander is only standard with a 6.1-inch screen and does not include either smartphone integration.
  • When all the seats are upright in the Subaru Outback, the cargo capacity is still 32.5 cubic feet of storage. The Toyota Highlander only offers 13.8 with all seats upright.

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When you want to explore the top of the line Subaru Outback in person, swing by our dealership, and we'll put you at the wheel. Loan or lease, our finance team is happy to help you with any of your needs!

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