How the 2017 Subaru Outback Outpaces its Less Capable Competitors to Earn Top Marks Among Family Crossovers
Vs. the Honda Pilot

As a crossover wagon, the 2017 Subaru Outback is unlike any other family vehicle. However, with the 2017 Honda Pilot's recent redesign, this three-row SUV has invited some new comparisons between the two. Stylistically, they both offer a rugged yet refined ride -- but the similarities end there. If you're shopping for a family-friendly vehicles in the Fort Stewart, Wilmington Island, Georgetown or Georgia area, you'll want to check out the comparison below:

The 2017 Subaru Outback versus the 2017 Honda Pilot

  • The three-row Pilot is a behemoth of a family vehicle. If you don't have at least six passengers to chauffeur on a regular basis, the sacrifices you have to make for the monstrous Pilot just aren't worth it. Visibility, maneuverability, and overall practicality suffer when you're driving something that weighs just under 6,000 pounds. The sleek design of the five-passenger Outback allows for a more carlike ride while its spacious interior makes it as family-friendly as an SUV.
  • In the end, it all comes down to whether or not you can afford the vehicle. Luckily, the Outback is offered at thousands of dollars less than the Pilot.
  • The Outback's standard SUBARU BOXER® four-cylinder engine earns significantly better fuel economy ratings than the Pilot.
  • Even though the massive Pilot gives off a more-capable-than-thou vibe, the Outback outperforms it in off-road capability thanks to whopping 8.7 inches of ground clearance.
  • The Outback also outperforms with its standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD), as Pilot drivers have to pay more for just a conventional AWD system.
  • With three rows, you'd think the 2017 Pilot would out-accommodate the Outback when it comes to cargo. But actually, when all three rows are in use, there's only 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The 2017 Outback, however, can handle 35.5 cubes while seating five.
  • The Outback offers more technology right out of the gate, too, with standard SUBARU STARLINK™ infotainment, a 6.2-inch touchscreen, and smartphone app integration. You have to upgrade to a more expensive Pilot trim for these features.
  • It's all about the details when it comes to the highly competitive family-crossover segment. The Outback has thoughtful and useful touches like a standard roof rack (with integrated crossbars), CD player, and automatic headlights -- none of which the Pilot base model offers.
  • Even with the Pilot's generous dimensions, the Outback still excels where it counts with more front headroom and legroom.
  • The available SUBARU STARLINK™ connected services adds emergency assistance and automatic collision notification to the Outback's comprehensive list of technologies. Simply put, the Pilot doesn't offer these security features.

Test Drive the 2017 Outback in Savannah

We invite you to visit the Chatham Parkway Subaru new Subaru showroom to find your 2017 Outback sale in Savannah. We have a comprehensive selection of Outback models available, as well as a variety of auto financing options. Find out if a 2017 Outback lease is right for you by meeting with one of our finance experts. You can reach out staff with questions at 888-430-0231.

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