Which SUV Performs the Best? 2020 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Honda Passport

As drivers and families became more demanding in and around Pittsfield, the family vehicle got upgraded to the point where it could no longer be called a station wagon, so this is why we now have the SUV. Having a luxury mid-sized SUV is often an ideal choice for large families that don't require an enormous SUV, but find station wagons and compact SUVs just too small to get daily tasks done with comfort and efficiency.

Even if you find these two luxury mid-sized SUVs to be pretty much the same thing, you will be surprised with the advantages that the Subaru Outback has to offer after going over our quite intuitive comparative review.


The 2020 Subaru Outback and the 2020 Honda Passport feature very different but similarly powerful engines. The smallest engine between the two belongs to the Subaru Outback, which is a standard flat four-cylinder turbo engine with 2.4-liter displacement. Surprisingly the Subaru Outback can reach maximum torque measured at 277 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Honda Passport that has a considerably larger V6 motor with 3.5-liter displacement trails in the maximum torque category, measured at 262 pound-feet of torque.

Fuel Efficiency and Range

Since these two luxury mid-sized SUVs are equipped with very different motors and have a considerably noticeable difference in engine displacement, the 2020 Subaru Outback with a smaller engine, naturally offers its driver better savings with fuel costs. The Subaru Outback can reach up to 23 miles per gallon when driving in the city or up to 30 miles per gallon when driving on the highway. The 2020 Honda Passport, on the other hand, can reach up to 19 miles per gallon while driving in the city or 24 miles per gallon while driving on the highway.

Even with the Subaru Outback's smaller fuel tank of 18.5 gallons, it features better driving ranges in the city and on the highway around New Lebanon, NY, with respective values of 426 miles in the city or 555 miles on highways of North Addams. The Honda Passport features an extra gallon in fuel tank capacity, but it still falls short in maximum driving ranges, with 371 miles while driving in the city or 468 miles driving on the highways.

The Subaru Outback can outperform the Honda Passport due to several factors but the main reason is that the Subaru Outback features better engine technology that delivers superior horsepower and better fuel efficiency and driving range.

Ground Clearance

A favorable dimension for all larger vehicles is ground clearance. The further a larger vehicle is from the ground, the less likely it is to scrape when driving on more challenging landscapes and even in off-road situations around Lenox. The 2020 Honda Passport has 8.1 inches of ground clearance while the 2020 Subaru Outback has 8.7 inches of ground clearance. With the Subaru Outback, you're less likely to scrape or hit the ground while going over a pothole or even on other more difficult terrain types around Austerlitz, NY.

Test Drive a Subaru Outback at Haddad Subaru

If you are a Williamstown resident and would like to see for yourself how the 2020 Subaru Outback drives, make sure you drop by our Subaru dealership near Bennington, VT. Our staff is trained to aid you in understanding which trims of the Subaru Outlander is the best SUV for you to drive. We are confident the 2020 Subaru Outback will definitely be the best SUV for you and your unique lifestyle in Stephenstown, NY.