Page Loading

Subaru Outback vs. Buick Envision

When comparing the Subaru Outback to the Buick Envision, the Subaru Outback has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Buick Envision has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Subaru Outback versus the Buick Envision, the Subaru Outback is a better car than the Buick Envision.

Subaru Outback versus Buick Envision Pricing

A used 2023 Subaru Outback ranges from $32,997 to $43,990 while a used 2023 Buick Envision is priced between $32,015 to $47,037. For a new model, the Subaru Outback's price is between $33,319 and $44,417, with the Buick Envision priced between $33,642 and $48,505.

Subaru Outback versus Buick Envision Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Subaru Outback is 8.8 out of 10 while the Buick Envision's quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the Subaru Outback being ranked 2 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Buick Envision being ranked 9 out of 29 Best Luxury Small SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Subaru Outbackā€™s base engine makes 182 horsepower, and the Buick Envision base engine makes 228 horsepower. The Outback is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 592 miles. The Envision is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 493 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/compact SUVs, the Subaru Outback has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Subaru Outback has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance than the Buick Envision.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Subaru Outback and the Buick Envision have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

See More See Less

2023 Subaru Outback

Change Vehicle

2023 Buick Envision

Change Vehicle

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$33,319 - $44,417

Used Asking Price:

$32,997 - $43,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$33,642 - $48,505

Used Asking Price:

$32,015 - $47,037

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 61
2 / 61
2 / 28
2 / 24
2 / 14

Most Reliable Small SUVs

3 / 24
6 / 61
7 / 24

Small SUVs with Best Resale Value

9 / 24

Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

14 / 61
15 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 29

Most Reliable Luxury Small SUVs

14 / 29
24 / 67

Luxury Small SUVs with Best Resale Value

27 / 29

Most Reliable Luxury Crossover SUVs

35 / 67

Luxury Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

49 / 67

Summary Review

The Subaru Outback has been a staple on American roads since its inception in 1994. Two different Subaru models, sold side-by-side, bore the Outback name: the wagon-style crossover-SUV we associate with the name today, and the Outback Sport, which eventually became the Crosstrek. The Outback is best known for its standard all-wheel drive, excellent utility, and all-weather capability. New models of the Outback average $36,354 and 3-year-old models average $25,939.

See More See Less

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Utilitarian with easy entry and exit and highly function cargo space
  • Comfortable ride quality with an upscale interior
  • Excellent all-weather and light off-road capability

  • Not always fast or inspirational for driving enthusiasts
  • Similarly-sized SUVs often have more cargo and passenger room
  • Fuel economy can be less than expected

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Limited, Limited XT, Onyx Edition, Onyx Edition XT, Premium, Touring, Touring XT, Wilderness

Trim Levels

Avenir, Essence, Preferred

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

182 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

176 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.062 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 32 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

481 / 592 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

23 / 31 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

366 / 493 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.4 inches

Cargo Space:

32.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

75.6 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

141.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

25.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

52.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

125.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3641 lbs

Width:

82 inches

Height:

66.4 inches

Length:

191.1 inches

Wheelbase:

108.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3692 lbs

Width:

74.1 inches

Height:

64.6 inches

Length:

182.5 inches

Wheelbase:

109 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

P235/60R18