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Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Venza

When we compare the Subaru Outback to the Toyota Venza, the Subaru Outback has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota Venza has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Subaru Outback versus the Toyota Venza, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Subaru Outback versus Toyota Venza Pricing

A used 2015 Subaru Outback ranges from $12,587 to $23,999 while a used 2015 Toyota Venza is priced between $13,996 to $24,606.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Subaru Outbackā€™s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Toyota Venza base engine makes 182 horsepower. The Outback is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 611 miles. The Venza is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 460 miles. Both models use gasoline.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Toyota Venza has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Subaru Outback, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Subaru Outback has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance, while the Toyota Venza has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Subaru Outback has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2015 Subaru Outback

2015 Toyota Venza

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$12,587 - $23,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$13,996 - $24,606

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

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:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

Not available

Safety:

Not available

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

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.

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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

2.5i, 2.5i Limited, 2.5i Premium, 3.6R Limited

Trim Levels

LE, Limited, XLE

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:

2 years

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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

175 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

174 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

1000 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

182 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

182 foot-lbs @ 4200 rpm

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

0.048 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

1000 lbs

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):

25 / 33 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

463 / 611 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Gasoline

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.7 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

20 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

354 / 460 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Gasoline

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Cargo Space:

35.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

73.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

143.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

60 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Cargo Space:

36.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

70.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

144.2 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3593 lbs

Width:

72.4 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

189.6 inches

Wheelbase:

108.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3760 lbs

Width:

75 inches

Height:

63.4 inches

Length:

189 inches

Wheelbase:

109.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.1 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/55R19