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Subaru Outback (2015) vs. Honda CR-V (2015) Features

Can I get heated seats? Do I have to get a sunroof? Find out what you need to know about Subaru Outback and Honda CR-V features right here.

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Honda CR-V

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Model Year 2015 2015 2015 2015
Model CR-V CR-V CR-V CR-V
Trim LX EX EX-L Touring
Engines (show)  
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6400
181 lb-ft@3900
Transmissions (show)  
CVT
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD
Tires (show)  
215/70R16 tires  
225/65R17 tires  
225/60HR18 tires      
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 160W, 4 speakers      
Unbranded, 160W, 6 speakers      
Unbranded, 328W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)    
Accessories (show)  
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.      
Cruise control  
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.      
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.      
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.  
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.  
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.      
Blind spot camera, passenger sideProvides a rearward view along the passenger side of the car at any speed.  
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.      
Lane keeping assist systemProactively helps keep the car centered inside a detected lane via steering assistance.      
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover  
Console without shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Roof railsNo crossbars.    
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.  
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.    
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.    
HDMI portEnables input of HD video.  
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Intermittent wipers      
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Pandora internet radio connectivityRequires connected compatible phone.      
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.    
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.  
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.    
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.  
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Exterior (show)  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.
Deep-tinted rear windows  
Sunroof  
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.    
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.      
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Conversation mirrorEnables driver to view rear passenger compartment without turning around.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.  
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors      
Visor mirror, driver      
Visor mirror, passenger      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats  
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel    
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual recliner, second row seats
Memory system, driver seat      
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat  
Power height adjuster, driver seat  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.  
Power recliner, driver seat  
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels  

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Option Package Contents

Navigation system

Features
Navigation system
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
HD radio

What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2015 Subaru Outback

2015 Subaru Outback Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Wagon 173-horsepower 2.5L H4
6-speed manual AWD
My biggest complaint with the Premium is that you can't get a backup camera unless you also get the sunroof. I can't take the sunroof-- as I need the headroom it takes away. Also, the sunroof isn't that great, even if it didn't steal over an inch of headroom-- it is rather small. The one on the Forrester is much nicer.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 185-horsepower 2.4L I4
CVT AWD
Honda has added a lot of neat safety features, such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. However, Honda not only reserved these for its top Touring edition, it failed to anticipate demand for that trim. As a result, the Touring models sell for near sticker and have multi-month waits. In contrast, negotiation room exists for lower trim levels. The safety features should be optional in the EX-L trim (perhaps as an intermediate trim level), as not everyone will want the 18" wheels and navigation system also included in the Touring trim.