2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Competitors

$25k car, designed in Japan, built in U.S.A. 19 city / 27 hwy 351-499 mile range, gas engine
170 hp 152 cu. in. 4-cylinder 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other cars, the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is also often compared to full-size SUVs, minivans, minivan and SUVs and luxury cars. The 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium's top rivals come from Kia (such as the Soul and the Rio LX) and Toyota (such as the Sequoia Limited and the Sienna )

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Outback 2.5i Premium compared to other car competitors include: it gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (500 miles vs 396 miles), has much more cargo space (71.3 ft3 vs 20.6 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (57.2 ft3 vs 52.5 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 43.3 ft3) and has better traction (all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (19 mpg vs 25 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 33 mpg), has a significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 5 year), has a significantly shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile) and less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars).

2011 Kia Soul

2011 Kia Soul
$13,995

Significant advantages of the Soul (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Soul (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Power mirrors not available
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Soul and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Lots of cargo room: 53.4 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 49.2 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Soul vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Honda Fit

2011 Honda Fit
$15,870

Significant advantages of the Fit (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Better city mileage: 27 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the Fit (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much less cargo room: 20.6 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Worse brakes
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the Fit and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both have an absurd number of cupholders: 10 vs 8
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Fit vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Ford Taurus SHO

2011 Ford Taurus SHO
$38,950

Significant advantages of the Taurus SHO (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 13.7 s s @ 103.0 mph mph vs 18.2 s s @ 79.0 mph mph
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.2 seconds vs 10.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Taurus SHO (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much less cargo room: 20.1 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Taurus SHO and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both have spacious back seats: 47.4 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.8 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3
arrow Compare the 2011 Ford Taurus SHO vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Nissan cube

2011 Nissan cube
$15,500

Significant advantages of the cube (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Significantly more cupholders: 11 vs 8

Significant disadvantages of the cube (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Worse brakes
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the cube and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Lots of cargo room: 58.1 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan cube vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Kia Rio LX

2011 Kia Rio LX
$15,690

Significant advantages of the Rio LX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 36 mpg vs 27 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Rio LX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much less cargo room: 11.9 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • No electronic stability control
  • Worse brakes

common strengths of the Rio LX and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Rio LX vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Kia Forte EX

2011 Kia Forte EX
$17,590

Significant advantages of the Forte EX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Much longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile

Significant disadvantages of the Forte EX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much less cargo room: 19.4 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive

common strengths of the Forte EX and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.8 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Kia Forte EX vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

compared to full-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Outback 2.5i Premium compared to full-size SUV competitors include: it is much more fuel efficient in the city (19 mpg vs 13 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 18 mpg), costs less ($25,220 vs $69,730), has slightly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 36.5 ft3) and has smoother suspension (independent vs live).

However, on average it has slightly less cargo space (71.3 ft3 vs 108.9 ft3), is much less powerful (170 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM), slightly less ground clearance (8.7" vs 10"), slightly less towing weight (1,157 lb vs 1,510 lb) and has much fewer seats (5 vs 8).

2011 GMC Yukon Denali

2011 GMC Yukon Denali
$54,600

Significant advantages of the Yukon Denali (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more powerful: 403 HP @ 5,700 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • Significantly more cargo room: 108.9 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,620 lb vs 1,157 lb

Significant disadvantages of the Yukon Denali (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 14 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack

common strengths of the Yukon Denali and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 39.0 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Both come standard with roof rails
arrow Compare the 2011 GMC Yukon Denali vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited

2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
$55,240

Significant advantages of the Sequoia Limited (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more powerful: 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • Significantly more cargo room: 120.1 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Significantly more ground clearance for rough terrain: 10" vs 8.7"

Significant disadvantages of the Sequoia Limited (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 13 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Much more expensive: $55,240 vs $25,220

common strengths of the Sequoia Limited and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 39.2 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.5 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
$55,520

Significant advantages of the Tahoe LTZ (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more powerful: 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,705 lb vs 1,157 lb
  • Significantly more cargo room: 108.9 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Tahoe LTZ (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 21 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly worse city mileage: 15 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Rougher suspension: Live vs Independent

common strengths of the Tahoe LTZ and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 39.0 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Both come standard with roof rails
arrow Compare the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Lexus LX 570

2011 Lexus LX 570
$80,330

Significant advantages of the LX 570 (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more powerful: 383 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • Many more airbags: 7 vs 5
  • More seats: 8 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the LX 570 (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 12 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Much more expensive: $80,330 vs $25,220

common strengths of the LX 570 and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 38.7 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Both come standard with roof rails
  • Rock on in the {better}; but prepare to pay to get a CD player in the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus LX 570 vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged

2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Supercharged
$95,465

Significant advantages of the Range Rover Supercharged (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more powerful: 510 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 5.8 seconds vs 10.7 seconds
  • Sportier performance: 11.5 lb/hp vs 20.2 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Range Rover Supercharged (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more expensive: $95,465 vs $25,220
  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 12 mpg vs 19 mpg

common strengths of the Range Rover Supercharged and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both have spacious back seats: 47.2 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Rock on in the {better}; but prepare to pay to get a CD player in the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Land-Rover Range Rover Supercharged vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser

2011 Toyota Land Cruiser
$69,730

Significant advantages of the Land Cruiser (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more powerful: 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 170 HP @ 5,600 RPM
  • Higher towing capacity: 1,510 lb vs 1,157 lb
  • Many more airbags: 7 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the Land Cruiser (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much worse highway mileage: 18 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Much worse city mileage: 13 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • Much more expensive: $69,730 vs $25,220

common strengths of the Land Cruiser and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 38.7 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Both come standard with roof rails
  • Rock on in the {better}; but prepare to pay to get a CD player in the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

compared to minivan competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Outback 2.5i Premium compared to minivan competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 25 mpg), has better traction (all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive), slightly tighter turning radius (36.8 ft vs 39.6 ft), has standard roof rails (standard vs not available) and has standard power seats (standard vs not available).

However, on average it has significantly less cargo space (71.3 ft3 vs 141.5 ft3), has slightly less spacious front seats (57.2 ft3 vs 60.5 ft3), has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars) and has significantly fewer seats (5 vs 7).

2011 Toyota Sienna

2011 Toyota Sienna
$25,870

Significant advantages of the Sienna (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Much more cargo room: 150.0 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Sienna (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 24 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 2 stars vs 4 stars

common strengths of the Sienna and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Inexpensive: $25,870 vs $25,220
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both vehicles ride hide, good for off-roading: 6.7" vs 8.7"
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Sienna vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2012 Mazda 5 Sport

2012 Mazda 5 Sport
$19,990

Significant advantages of the 5 Sport (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Better city mileage: 21 mpg vs 19 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the 5 Sport (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more cramped back seats: 32.3 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • More trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 445 miles vs 500 miles

common strengths of the 5 Sport and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $19,990 vs $25,220
  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2012 Mazda 5 Sport vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Honda Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
$32,035

Significant advantages of the Odyssey EX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Safer in head-on crashes for the driver: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Much more cargo room: 148.5 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2

Significant disadvantages of the Odyssey EX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 4.5" vs 8.7"
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Odyssey EX and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Good highway range: 567 miles vs 500 miles
  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Odyssey EX vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2012 Kia Sedona LX

2012 Kia Sedona LX
$25,700

Significant advantages of the Sedona LX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more cargo room: 141.5 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 62.4 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Sedona LX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Much wider turning radius: 39.6 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Worse highway mileage: 25 mpg vs 27 mpg

common strengths of the Sedona LX and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
  • Good highway range: 528 miles vs 500 miles
  • Inexpensive: $25,700 vs $25,220
arrow Compare the 2012 Kia Sedona LX vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Outback 2.5i Premium compared to minivan and SUV competitors include: it less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 3 stars), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 24 mpg), costs less ($25,220 vs $36,405), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (500 miles vs 461 miles) and has slightly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 42.5 ft3).

However, on average it has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), is slightly more sluggish (20.2 lb/hp vs 17.1 lb/hp), is slightly less powerful (170 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 260 HP @ 6,000 RPM) and less safe in side collisions for the rear passenger (4 stars vs 5 stars).

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
$26,940

Significant advantages of the Santa Fe (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year
  • Sportier performance: 14.1 lb/hp vs 20.2 lb/hp

Significant disadvantages of the Santa Fe (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Only has all-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Premium radio not available
  • CD changer not available

common strengths of the Santa Fe and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 26 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 35.4 ft vs 36.8 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Nissan Murano

2011 Nissan Murano
$47,200

Significant advantages of the Murano (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 7.6 seconds vs 10.7 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Murano (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much less cargo room: 21.3 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly more expensive: $47,200 vs $25,220

common strengths of the Murano and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 123 ft vs 136 ft
  • Safer in side crashes for passengers in the rear: 5 stars vs 4 stars

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Less safe in side crashes for the driver: 3 stars vs 5 stars
  • Less safe in head-on crashes for the front passenger: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 428 miles vs 500 miles

common strengths of the CR-V and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both have electronic stability control
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Toyota Highlander Limited

2011 Toyota Highlander Limited
$36,405

Significant advantages of the Highlander Limited (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Significantly more cargo room: 95.4 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Highlander Limited (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much more cramped back seats: 34.5 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Wider turning radius: 38.7 ft vs 36.8 ft

common strengths of the Highlander Limited and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Highlander Limited vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited
$39,210

Significant advantages of the 4Runner Limited (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Power locks comes standard
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the 4Runner Limited (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 53.8 ft3 vs 57.2 ft3

common strengths of the 4Runner Limited and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 37.4 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Both have a smoother suspension than expected for this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Honda Element EX

2011 Honda Element EX
$23,745

Significant advantages of the Element EX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Tighter turning radius: 34.9 ft vs 36.8 ft
  • Has a subwoofer

Significant disadvantages of the Element EX (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly fewer airbags: 4 vs 5
  • Child door locks must be bought separately

common strengths of the Element EX and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 25 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both have electronic stability control
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 34.9 ft vs 36.8 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Element EX vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Outback 2.5i Premium compared to luxury car competitors include: it costs less ($25,220 vs $49,725), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (500 miles vs 462 miles), has much more cargo space (71.3 ft3 vs 12.7 ft3), has slightly more spacious front seats (57.2 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3) and has slightly more spacious back seats (48.2 ft3 vs 34.4 ft3).

However, on average it is much more sluggish (20.2 lb/hp vs 11.5 lb/hp), has significantly fewer airbags (5 vs 7), is significantly less powerful (170 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 306 HP @ 6,400 RPM), has a much shorter-lasting basic warranty (3 year vs 4 year) and has a much shorter basic warranty (36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile).

2011 Lexus GS 350

2011 Lexus GS 350
$49,725

Significant advantages of the GS 350 (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the GS 350 (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much less cargo room: 12.7 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly lower towing capacity: 815 lb vs 1,157 lb

common strengths of the GS 350 and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus GS 350 vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

2011 Lexus IS 350

2011 Lexus IS 350
$40,595

Significant advantages of the IS 350 (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Power locks comes standard
  • Much longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the IS 350 (vs the Outback 2.5i Premium)

  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 71.3 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 34.4 ft3 vs 48.2 ft3

common strengths of the IS 350 and Outback 2.5i Premium

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Inexpensive: $40,595 vs $25,220
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus IS 350 vs the 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium