How Does the 2018 Subaru Outback Compare to the 2018 Toyota Highlander?


Here at Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA, we're committed to helping our customers find the vehicle that's truly right for them. We don't believe that you should have to settle for anything less than exactly what you need, and when it comes to the new 2018 Subaru Outback, there's no type of driver that it isn't right for. The new Outback is stylish inside and out, offering rugged good looks and spacious comfort for five passengers and plenty of cargo space behind the rear seat. Its performance is unmatched, enabling you to take on the city streets around Oakland one day and adventure through the rugged back country and California hills the next. To provide you with some perspective surrounding how special the new Outback is, we're going to compare it to the new Toyota Highlander and let you see side by side how the Outback continues to set the bar for the competition.


2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

  • The 2018 Subaru Outback carries a far lower price tag than the new Highlander. The Outback starts at $25,895 MSLP while the 2018 Highlander starts at $31,030 MSRP, allowing you to save over $6,000 choosing the Outback.
  • Every Subaru Outback model comes equipped with standard all-wheel drive. The Highlander offers available all-wheel drive, but it will cost you extra on top of the already steep starting price.
  • The Highlander offers slightly larger engine options than the Outback, but this allows the Outback to offer a higher fuel economy, with a combined 28 mpg on the base model compared to a combined 22 mpg on the base Highlander model.
  • Both vehicles offer standard multimedia systems, but the new 2018 Outback offers standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity on the standard Starlink multimedia system while the Toyota Entune system uses its own for of Bluetooth connectivity.

Check Out the New 2018 Subaru Outback in Person Today!

The only way to figure out which new Outback model is the right fit for you is to come take one out for a test drive today at Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA! Our dealership is conveniently located in Oakland and we proudly serve drivers from all over the Bay Area, including San Francisco and Hayward!

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