Explore What Sets the Subaru Outback Apart from its Adventurous Peers

As one of our most popular Subaru models, the Subaru Outback has continued to impress local drivers with its all-terrain capabilities and adventurous nature. The performance from its pair of efficient engines make it a tough competitor, especially for the equally adventurous JJeep Cherokee and Ford Edge.  Allow our staff at Maple Hill Auto to dive into what sets the Outback apart from the newest iteration of the Jeep Cherokee and Ford Edge.

2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Jeep Cherokee

  • While the Jeep Cherokee has the benefit of a lower starting price, drivers can only expect to front-wheel drive as opposed to the all-wheel drive capability of the Outback. If you make the jump to the Cherokee's available 4-wheel drive with the base level Sport trim, you can expect to pay a few hundred more than the starting sticker price of our Outback models.
  • No matter which trim level you consider, the Subaru Outback will continue to best the fuel efficiency that is offered by the Jeep Cherokee. The aforementioned Sport trim produces the top fuel economy numbers for the Cherokee with its EPA-estimated 21 city and 30 highway mpg, while the Limited and Trailhawk trims produce either a 21 city and 28 highway mpg or 19 city and 25 highway mpg, respectively. On the other hand, the Outback easily exceeds that with its own estimated 25 city and 32 highway mpg.
  • Beyond the fuel efficiency of the engines offered by both models, the Outback holds the distinction of holding nearly three additional gallons of fuel. As a result, its estimated fuel range excels to an impressive 521 miles, while the Cherokee can only ride for up to 396 total miles.
  • The interior of the Outback offers a bit more room for your passengers to stretch than the Jeep Cherokee, but the starkest contrast is in terms of cargo room. With 73.3 cubic feet of total volume for your groceries, goods or belongings, the Outback will have no problem in any role you give it. Unfortunately you can't bet on the same flexibility with only 58.9 cubic feet in the Cherokee, making our vehicles the better overall choice.

2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Ford Edge

Take a look at the comparative list below to see where the main differences lie between the new Outback and the new Edge SUV models. Even at a glance, there sure seems to be a clear winner in this SUV faceoff.

  • MSRP for the 2018 Subaru Outback begins at a very affordable $25,895, while the 2018 Ford Edge starts at a noticeably more expensive $29,220.
  • In regards to fuel economy, the new Outback earned an impressive rating of 25/32 city/hwy mpg. The new Edge earned a rating of a lesser 21/29 city/hwy mpg.
  • Subaru's innovative Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System delivers exceptional control and is included standard for all trims. Ford forces you to climb trims and pay more for their AWD system.
  • The SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia System with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ also is equipped on every Outback trim. Again, you'll have to pay extra to have this smartphone connectivity in the Ford Edge.
  • The Outback's Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) feature with Active Torque Vectoring delivers excellent handling and agility that the Ford Edge simply cannot match.
  • The 2018 Subaru Outback was awarded as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the highest possible rating!
  • The new Outback model offers EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, LED Steering Responsive Headlights, Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a Rear-Vision Camera among much more
  • According to ALG, the Outback retains its value better than any other SUV in its class, and it also is the longest-lasting vehicle in its class in addition. 

Visit Our Showroom to Take the 2018 Subaru Outback Out for a Test Drive

We think that all of these differences will certainly make drivers throughout Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Potage, Three Rivers and Plainwell think twice before purchasing the new Ford Edge or Jeep Cherokee over the new Subaru Outback. If you are inclined to take a test drive, feel free to visit us at Maple Hill Auto whenever you can to do so!

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