Compare the 2022 Subaru Outback and 2021 Toyota Highlander

When picking out a new SUV in the St Louis area, it can take a lot of research and time to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle because the SUV class covers a lot of styles. Well, at our St Louis county Subaru dealership, we know that the 2022 Subaru Outback is one of the hardest-working, coziest, and well-equipped SUVs for sale near St. Louis, and not many mid-size models can match up with it. We're ready to prove this with our Subaru Outback comparisons against models such as the 2021 Toyota Highlander. 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 2022 Subaru Outback comes out ahead of the new Toyota Highlander.


Subaru Outback

Toyota Highlander

All-Wheel DriveStandardOptional
Standard Cargo Space32.5 cubic feet16 cubic feet
Ground Clearance9.5 inches8 inches
Fuel Economy26 city/33highway21 city/29 highway
Roof RailsStandardNot Standard
DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation SystemAvailableNot available
Reverse Automatic BrakingAvailableNot available

2022 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 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.
  • Standard all-wheel drive helps to highlight the value of the 2022 Subaru Outback, which it also does with a starting price that is over $8,000 less than the new Toyota Highlander.
  • The Subaru Outback is more efficient than its Toyota counterpart, with 26/33 mpg city/highway to the Highlanders 21/29 mpg city/highway. These numbers are even more impressive when you remember that the Subaru Outback is standard with all-wheel drive.
  • Every new Subaru Outback for sale near Belleville, IL has 8.7 inches of ground clearance and items like Hill Start Assist, which help it be the more capable of these two SUVs.
  • If you're looking for a modern SUV, the Subaru Outback offers Chesterfield, MO drivers items like lane centering for the Adaptive Cruise Control feature, which the Toyota Highlander doesn't have.
  • 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 16 cubic feet with all seats upright.

Experience the Benefits of the 2022 Subaru Outback in Ballwin

When you want to explore the new Subaru Outback in person, swing by our Ballwin dealership, and we'll put you at the wheel. If you decide that it's the right fit among new SUVs for sale, then our Subaru finance team is here to help you start the loan or Subaru Outback lease process online! Our Subaru dealership proudly serves the St Louis area and we look forward to working with you.

  1. Dean Team Subaru

    15121 Manchester Rd
    Ballwin, MO 63011

    • Sales: (636) 227-0100
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Dean Team Subaru

15121 Manchester Rd
Directions Ballwin, MO 63011

  • Sales: (636) 227-0100
  • Service: (636) 227-0100
  • Parts: (636) 227-0100