2018 Subaru Outback vs Toyota Highlander


Colorado is Subaru country! They are proven to go through any conditions this state throws at a vehicle. This is why the Subaru Outback is the most popular off-road in this state.


How does it match up with its rivals? Here is how the Outback is compared to the Toyota Highlander.



2018 Subaru 

Outback 2.5i

2017 Toyota 

Highlander LE V6 AWD

Engine (Standard)

2.5 Liter H-4 - 170 HP

3.5 Liter V6 - 185 HP

Curb Weight

3622 lbs.

4398 lbs.

Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Up)     

35.5 cu. Ft.

42.3 cu. Ft.

Ground Clearance

8.7 inches

8.0 inches

Fuel Economy (City/Highway Est.)

25 MPG/32 MPG

19 MPG/26 MPG

Towing Capacity

2700 lbs.

5000 lbs.

Base Price




Beyond this simple graph, the Outback offers these advantages over the Highlander:


  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive offers the advantage of a more balanced drive system with a lower center of gravity keeping the Forester planted in any condition.
  • Higher ground clearance helps to tackle the roughest terrain, along with a suspension system designed to ensure balance off of the highway.
  • Better fuel economy for longer trips between fuel stops.
  • Lighter weight and a smaller body mean more flexibility on and off the highway.
  • It remains one of the best values in the class - period!

Which vehicle would you want for year-round use in Colorado's climate and terrain: The Subaru Outback!


Come see one at Greeley Subaru today! Test drive and decide which SUV is the one for you!


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