2022 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Honda Passport

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2022 Subaru Outback Overview

If you are in the market for a midsize crossover that can seat five, then there is a good chance that you are considering the Subaru Outback. The Outback delivers on everything that the average American wants from a crossover and manages to do it in a way that separates itself from the pack. Subaru continues striving for that goal with the 2022 Subaru Outback that is now available at North Coast Subaru with the introduction of the Outback Wilderness, which is equipped for the off-road. A great way to get a sense for what makes the Outback so special is to compare it to a top competitor, and there is perhaps no better comparison for this vehicle than the 2022 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Honda Passport.

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Exterior - Subaru Dealer serving Glen Cove NY

When looking at the 2022 Subaru Outback, the distinction between it and the usual crossover really jumps out. Automotive journalists often use the term station wagon when discussing the Outback, but perhaps that does not do it justice. It looks like no other crossover on the road, and while Honda has sought a similar goal with the 2021 Honda Passport, those minor differences seem to fade away in this comparison. In terms of the fundamentals, however, they are not all that much different. The Outback has a 108.1-inch wheelbase and measures 191.3 inches in overall length—almost 16 feet. The Passport, on the other hand, has a 111.0-inch wheelbases and measures 190.5 inches in overall length. The Passport stands taller—71.6 vs 66.9 inches—is wider—78.6 vs 74.6 inches—and is closer to the ground: 9.5 vs 7.5 inches.

Glen Cove NY - 2022 Subaru Outback's Exterior

Interior - 2022 Subaru Outback in Glen Cove NY

Both are five-passenger vehicles, and Honda markets the 2021 Honda Passport as having about 116 cubic feet of total passenger volume. On paper, that seems like quite a bit more than the Outback, but the practical differences do not hold up under scrutiny. Headroom is similar. The 2022 Subaru Outback offers 2 inches of additional legroom for the driver and front passenger. Second-row legroom is similar. One area where the Passport does have a notable advantage is dedicated cargo space. But even then, the on-paper measurements beg whether the two automakers used a different measuring technique. In terms of standard and optional interior features, you will find much of the same across both models with the biggest difference being that Subaru offers a waterproofing option that Honda does not.

Glen Cove NY - 2022 Subaru Outback's Interior
Subaru Outback Mechanical specs

One of the most notable differences in this 2022 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Honda Passport comparison, is the drivetrain. The Outback is an all-wheel drive vehicle. The 2021 Honda Passport is a front-wheel drive vehicle that offers all-wheel drive as an option. When it comes to the powertrain, our location serving Glen Cove Oyster Bay Long Island gives you two options: non-XT and XT. Non-XT models have a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 182 hp and 176 lb.-ft. XT models have a turbo 2.4L four-cylinder engine that makes 260 hp and 277 lb.-ft. Both are paired with a CVT. Honda does not offer an option. All models come with a nine-speed automatic paired with a 3.5L V6 that makes 280 hp and 262 lb.-ft.

Glen Cove NY - 2022 Subaru Outback's Mechanical
Tech - Subaru Dealership in Glen Cove NY

Both of these vehicles are comparable on the tech from. You will find state-of-the-art infotainment systems on both models with all the bells and whistles modern drivers expect. Subaru provides EyeSight, which is its suite of driver-assistance technologies. Honda includes Honda Sensing, which is its own similar package. If driver-assistance technologies are important to you, then we highly recommend some research into the reputation Subaru has earned. Its technologies in this area are widely considered to be among the best in the industry when it comes to user-friendliness and precision.

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Whether you are interested in the Wilderness or one of the other Outback trim levels, North Coast Subaru has what you need. You can visit us at your convenience at our Subaru dealership serving Glen Cove Oyster Bay Long Island to test-drive them, or you can schedule a personalized test-drive online through our website. If you want a quote or have any questions, you can reach us by phone, email or text. You can also shop with us online through our website. We offer live chat, and you can compare trim levels, explore current specials, value your trade-in and much more.

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