Compare 2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Outback

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Outback
2022 Subaru Crosstrek 2022 Subaru Outback


2.0L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder


152 hp 182 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 (28/33 with optional automatic transmission) * 26/33 *

  Max Cargo Space

55.3 cu. ft. 75.7 cu. ft.

  Max Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs ** 3,500 lbs **

  Rear Legroom

36.5 inches 39.5 inches

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Outback

Serving Harrisonburg, VA

Subaru is the brand that local drivers turn to for dependable, capable vehicles, and the 2022 lineup lives up to the brand’s reputation. The 2022 Crosstrek is a bold wagon that is designed for big adventures. The 2022 Outback is a midsize crossover SUV that is equally rugged and well-equipped. Our Bob Wade Subaru sales reps are excited to show off these options to you in full detail. After comparing these models closely, which one will you decide to call yours?


Two powertrains are available for the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. The first two trims have a 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. This engine is available with a six-speed manual transmission. The top trims draw 182 horsepower from a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine. It is paired with a continuously variable transmission. All-wheel drive is standard for both the Crosstrek and the Outback. The Outback has two powertrains as well. The lower trims have the same 182-horsepower engine and transmission as in the Crosstrek. The higher-level trims receive 260 horsepower from a turbo 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine with the same CVT.


The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek has sleek styling with a strong angle through the windshield, a rounded nose, and confident curves through the profile. The sides are accented by two angled personality lines and geometric molding over the fenders. Flared, multi-elemental headlights accompany the signature Subaru grille on the nose. Roof rails, foglights, and a power liftgate are offered on the Crosstrek. The 2022 Outback is a larger model with a more upright stance. However, it also has an aerodynamic flow with a signature Subaru grille and prominent molding throughout most of the lower perimeter of the vehicle. The headlights are larger and tapered. The nose also features a stack of LED fog lamps and a skid plate. Like the Crosstrek, the Outback has roof rails and a power liftgate.


Many of the same features are found in the 2022 Crosstrek and the 2022 Outback. For example, you can enjoy equipment like USB ports, smartphone app integration, auto climate control, a touch display screen, EyeSight safety tech, heated front seats, StarLink connected services, keyless entry, a keyless ignition, and other equipment in both models at various trim levels.

The Bob Wade Subaru sales team is ready to help you take your comparison of these models to a higher level. Connect with a sales associate today to get to know more about the Crosstrek and the Outback.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.
** Certain limitations apply. See Owner’s Manual for details.