When we compare the Ford Fusion's and the Subaru Outback's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Subaru Outback has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Fusion's and the Subaru Outback's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fusion is a better car than the Subaru Outback.
Ford Fusion vs. Subaru Outback Pricing
A used 2007 Ford Fusion ranges from $2,991 to $9,990 while a used 2007 Subaru Outback is priced between $3,595 to $9,100.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Fusion’s base engine makes 160 horsepower, and the Subaru Outback base engine makes 175 horsepower. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. The Outback is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 413 miles. This gives the Ford Fusion the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Subaru Outback. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Fusion has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Subaru Outback has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Ford Fusion has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.