2021 Subaru Outback
Features & Specs
2021 Honda Passport
Parking Assistance
Available on Higher Trims
8.7 in
Ground Clearance
8.1 in
42.8 in
Front Leg Room
40.9 in

Subaru Outback vs Honda Passport

With so many different models of SUVs available, it can be hard to know which one is best for you and your family. This is where we here at Subaru of Las Vegas come in! In this article, we are going to compare two of the best SUVs around, the Subaru Outback and the Honda Passport. The Outback comes with a couple of exciting engines as well as several trim levels that each carry an impressive amount of features. On the other hand, the Honda Passport has a terrific engine, as well as some exciting features as well. Which one is truly the best? For the answer, continue reading.

2021 Subaru Outback Power & Handling

There are two engine options available for the Subaru Outback, and they both have an impressive amount of power and torque. The base, Premium, Limited, and Touring come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. Both XT models add a little more power in the form of a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder that pumps out an impressive 260 horses and 277 lb-ft of torque. Both engines pair nicely with all-wheel-drive as well as a continuously variable automatic transmission, which helps the Outback take those sharp corners relatively smoothly.

2021 Honda Passport Power & Handling

Only one engine option is available for the Honda Passport, but it does provide plenty of power. The engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that provides you with up to 262 lb-ft of torque. This power is impressive but less than the turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder for the Outback. Pairing with this engine is a nine-speed automatic transmission. You get front-wheel drive standard with the Sport, EX-L, and Touring, while all-wheel-drive is the standard feature for the Elite and optional for all other trims.

2021 Subaru Outback Features & Design

A fantastic seven trim levels are available for the Subaru Outback, and each comes with an excessive amount of features. Kicking things off is the base trim, which comes with LED headlights, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a rearview camera.You also get a wide range of safety features such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. Moving up to the Premium gets you dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, and an 11.6-inch touchscreen. Options for the Premium include a power liftgate, navigation, and blind-spot monitoring. The Limited trim adds more wonderful features such as leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, reverse automatic braking, rear air vents, and a Harman Kardon audio system. There are some terrific options as well, such as a heated steering wheel, navigation, and Subaru's DriverFocus driver monitoring system. Higher-level trims of the Outback round things out with ventilated front seats, upgraded leather upholstery, hill descent control, and heated rear seats.

2021 Honda Passport Features & Design

Only four trim levels are available for the Honda Passport, but there are some excellent features here. Starting off the lineup is the Sport trim, which comes with LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, tri-zone automatic climate control, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. You also get a 5-inch central display and a seven-speaker audio system. Moving up to the EX-L gets you all of the Sport's features as well as a power liftgate, a sunroof, driver-seat memory settings, heated and power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, blind-spot monitoring, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also an 8-inch touchscreen. The Touring takes things up a notch with heated rear seats, a 10-speaker sound system, a hands-free liftgate, parking sensors, and integrated navigation. Topping the range for the Passport is the Elite trim, which comes with ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a wireless smartphone charging pad, as well as all the other equipment.


While it's a legitimately tough call, we are going to give the victory to the Subaru Outback. We love the Outback's engine options, and the seven trim levels provide you a ton of fun features. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the Outback so you can experience it for yourself. Head down to Subaru of Las Vegas and schedule a test drive with our excellent sales team. Busy and can't make it down to the dealership? You can also check out our entire Outback inventory here on our website. We can't wait to put you behind the wheel of the all-new Subaru Outback!

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