Should You Choose the Subaru Outback or the Ford Edge for Driving in Oakland, CA?

The SUV market in Oakland, California, is as competitive as ever with best-sellers like the Subaru Outback and Ford Edge battling it out for the spotlight. However, prospective car buyers must pick just one model to keep despite the appeal they both possess. The easiest way to determine which option is most suitable for you is to compare the two. In doing so, you will come to see why the Downtown Subaru of Oakland team stands by the new Outback.

Why You Ought to Pick the Subaru Outback over the Ford Edge

Critics and consumers alike approve of the Subaru Outback because they know that this SUV is consistent in its delivery of an exceptional driving experience. Backed by awards like the U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cars for Families" and sales figures that recognize it as the "best-selling all-wheel drive crossover" within for seven consecutive years, this model is a reigning champ of its segment in many ways. Top rivals like the Ford Edge can hardly keep up!


One of the reasons the Subaru Outback such a desirable SUV is because of the exclusive innovations that come with it. For instance, models are often armed with a SUBARU BOXER® engine, a Lineartronic® CVT, and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. In fact, select trims of the 2017 iteration boast performance ratings as impressive as 256 horsepower and 32 highway MPG, which means this vehicle offers a nice balance of strength as well as efficiency.

Better still, the new lineup is also bundled as a standard with features like Vehicle Dynamics Control, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and more, bestowing it with the benefit of increased proficiency on or off the road. As a standard, a Rear-Vision Camera is even included! Upgrade further still with EyeSight® Driver-Assist Technology which features Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and other safety advantages, there is no doubt about it: this Subaru is a well-rounded ride.


Another reason for the popularity of the Subaru Outback is its design. The newest selection is available array of six trims, giving drivers more opportunities to find one that matches their personal preferences. For example, higher trims are more luxurious, furnished throughout with leather-trimmed upholstery and advanced amenities like a Harmon Kardon 12-speaker audio system.

Of course, every model is made to offer all occupants onboard a delightful experience, regardless of trim. Higher ground clearance and lower center of gravity means a smoother ride. Flexible elements like roof rails and 60/40-split fold-down rear seats mean more convenient storage space too. In fact, the 2017 cycle is regarded as the roomiest one yet, with a max cargo volume of 73.3 cubic feet! Put that together with the SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia center which is compatible with both iOS and Android platforms, and you will always have the convenience of connectivity on your trips.

Get the Subaru Outback Today at Downtown Subaru of Oakland

These qualities are some reasons why you will appreciate the Subaru Outback. In contrast, competitors like the Ford Edge-which is now for sale at a higher base MSRP, without the same exclusivity-can hardly keep up! Still on the fence? Then we urge you to take a test drive to find out for yourself what this SUV can do. Just visit us today at Downtown Subaru located in Oakland, California.

Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA

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Directions Oakland, CA 94611

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