Which is better, the 2023 Honda CR-V or the 2024 Subaru Outback?  

Both the 2024 Subaru Outback and the 2023 Honda CR-V are dependable and useful little SUVs, but they offer different advantages and disadvantages.

To compare them, consider these important points:

The Outback boasts superior handling and a more responsive transmission, but the CR-V features a smoother and more powerful turbocharged engine1.

The Outback has a more robust construction and greater ground clearance2, but the CR-V has more room inside, a quieter cabin, and more comfortable front seats.

The CR-V offers more available amenities like leather upholstery, a sunroof, and a motorized liftgate 

, while the Outback has more standard features like satellite radio, all-wheel drive, and a rear spoiler.

The Outback has a lower base price and a greater towing capacity ³, but the CR-V offers a higher fuel efficiency rating, particularly in its hybrid form.