Subaru Outback



Toyota Highlander

In a car market replete with crossovers, Mandan drivers who are interested in a new SUV may have one match-up playing in their heads: the Subaru Outback vs the Toyota Highlander. Read on to take a look at the pricing, performance, and tech that these two comparable cars offer with Kramer Subaru. It'll be clear why the Outback edges out its competition on multiple fronts. 

Subaru Outback vs Toyota Highlander: Pricing 

First, let's tackle one of the most important factors when buying a car: how much it will cost. The Toyota Highlander starts at $34,600 MSRP, making it almost $8,000 more expensive than the Outback, which starts at $26,645 MSRP. And you aren't missing out with the lower price, as Outback has plenty of standard features like its well-known all-wheel drive.

Subaru Outback vs Toyota Highlander: Performance 

The standard performance features of both SUVs are impressive, but the starter engine on the Outback gives you a lot for less money.

  • The Toyota Highlander's standard engine is a FWD 3.5L V6 Direct Shift 8-Speed Automatic. Those who want all-wheel drive will have to pay for it with an upgrade. 
  • The Subaru Outback comes standard with a 2.5L SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder engine that features Symmetrical All Wheel Drive. Having all-wheel drive on standard models means that, with the Outback, you don't trade affordability for control. An AWD starter engine makes the Outback a very useful vehicle for off-roadtrips outside of Bismark, or for extra power on your Dickinson commute.

Subaru Outback vs Toyota Highlander: Technology 

As you can imagine, there's a lot of technology features in the Highlander and the Outback. However, the Outback's newly-overhauled interior for 2020 gives you a set of modern tech that isn't available on the Highlander, including:

  • Remote Start 
  • PIN entry 
  • Cornering headlights
  • Auto-dimming side mirrors 

Subaru Outback vs Toyota Highlander: Safety

When comparing the Toyota Highlander vs Subaru Outback in terms of safety features, you can see how both companies have decked-out their vehicles. You'll feel assured about safety when you're driving with the family in Dickinson or Minot. Here's a list: 

  • Advanced Airbags on the driver and passenger side 
  • Blind Spot Detection and Monitoring
  • Rearview cameras with rear cross-traffic warnings 
  • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • And more!

It's worth mentioning the standout feature of backup collision brakesfor the Outback, which could save you a lot of trouble by automatically stopping the car before you back up into something. 

Test Drive the Subaru Outback 

Now that you've read about the Toyota Highlander vs Subaru Outback, you may think it's time to give the Outback a closer look. Kramer Subaru has even more information on the Outback for interested Mandan area drivers, featuring important topics such as trim options and towing capabilities. We also have the 2020 Subaru Outback ready for you to test drive! Online, you can also see how, through financing, we can put you behind the wheel of a new Subaru. 

*2019 models shown

Kramer Subaru

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Directions Mandan, ND 58554

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