Compare the New Subaru Outback to the All-New Honda Passport

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The Subaru Outback VS The Honda Passport

The Subaru Outback has been the go-to adventure SUV for many drivers, but there is a newcomer. The all-new Honda Passport is another adventure-ready SUV and how well does it compare to the legendary Outback when it comes to everything you have in mind?

Advanced Safety:

No matter where the road may take you, Taylorville drivers want to get there safely and safety is something the Outback has a stellar track record for. Year after year the Outback receives the highest possible crash test scores and is constantly named as a top safety pick. In addition to confidence behind the wheel with a commanding grip on and off the road, the Outback comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. The Honda Passport comes standard with Honda Sensing, a similar collection of advanced safety features. However, Honda Sensing isn't as highly awarded as EyeSight. Which has been proven to reduce rear-end collisions that result in injuries by 85%.

  • EyeSight: Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, and Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Honda Sensing: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist

In addition to EyeSight Driver Assist Technology the Subaru Outback has a number of other features that the Honda Passport doesn't offer. Like LED Steering Responsive Headlights, Reverse Automatic Braking, and Subaru STARLINK Safety & Security. Which includes another array of features like Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Automatic Collision Notification, SOS Emergency Assistance, and more.

Powertrain & Performance:

For many Jacksonville, IL who are in the market for an SUV, they are looking for capable and spirited performance. Fuel efficiency is an extra bonus. The Subaru Outback is ready to take the road less traveled with Subaru's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, X-Mode with Hill Descent Control, Active Torque Vectoring, Vehicle Dynamics Control, and Traction Control System standard on every model. The Honda Passport is only available with a less capable all-wheel-drive system that only turns on when it sense loss of traction. When it comes to power under the hood the Honda Passport has more to offer but it is not as fuel efficient as both BOXER engines powering the Outback.

Subaru Outback:

  • 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER: 175 horsepower, 174 lb.-ft. of torque, 2,700 lbs. max towing, 32 highway mpg.
  • 3.6L six-cylinder BOXER: 256 horsepower, 247 lb.-ft. of torque, 2,700 lbs. max towing, 27 highway mpg.

Honda Passport:

  • 3.5L V6: 280 horsepower, 262 lb.-ft. of torque, 5,000lbs. max towing, 24 highway mpg. with all-wheel-drive


When researching the Subaru Outback you will hear the word standard a lot; which we are confident that Springfield, IL drivers will love. Every Outback comes standard with STARLINK multimedia with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display and Apple CarPlay & Android Auto as well as Bluetooth Audio connectivity. You also have dual front USB ports and available dual rear USB ports. The Honda Passport is only available with one USB port with audio interface, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and touchscreen display on upper-level trim levels only. Another standout feature of the Subaru Outback is raised roof rails with integrated crossbars that fold out and lock into place when you want to attach roof accessories. Only the top two Honda Passport trim levels are equipped with roof rails, crossbars can be added for an additional cost.


Everyone wants to save money on their next SUV and once again the Subaru Outback comes out on top. Not only is the Outback better equipped than the Honda Passport, but it also costs almost $6,000 dollars less. To get a Honda Passport with all-wheel-drive you will need to pay an extra $2,000 dollars. Making the starting price of the Honda Passport nearly $34,000! The Subaru Outback starts at just $26,345.

With so many reasons to love the Subaru Outback make your way down to Green Subaru today for a test drive.

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