2019 Subaru Outback Versus 2019 Ford Explorer

Finding the right SUV can be tricky, there are so many different models and brands with certain available features, and it can be daunting to flesh out what you need beside what's being offered. At Classic Subaru of Atlanta, we want to make your car buying experience easier by comparing the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Ford Explorer.


It important to know what level of power your vehicle can produce before buying it so that you can know exactly what to expect.

Subaru Outback

You can choose from one of two engines in the Subaru Outback, either the efficient 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder that outputs 175 horsepower or you can opt for the larger 3.6-liter flat-six cylinder that outputs 256 horsepower. No matter which engine you choose, they both send power to an active all-wheel-drive system through a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Ford Explorer

There are three options that you can choose from when it comes to choosing an engine option with the Ford Explorer. You can choose from the standard 3.5-liter engine that puts out 290 horsepower with 255 pound-feet of torque, a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, or you can choose the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that increases horsepower to 365 and pound-feet of torque to 250.

Towing Capacity

Summer is coming to an end and you are trying to get you and your family out and about before school begins, that means you need towing capabilities in your new vehicle. Below we look into the towing capacities of the Subaru Outback and the Ford Explorer.

Subaru Outback

With the standard engine, you can tow up to 2,700 pounds in the 2019 Subaru Outback. That means you can tow small to average-sized boats or you can hook up a trailer and stash canoes or kayaks in the back and drive them any of the lakes around Atlanta.

Ford Explorer

If you're trying to tow a little bit more weight, then one of the bigger engines in the Ford Explorer might be worth looking into. The 2019 Ford Explorer can tow between 2,000 and 5,000 pounds depending on which engine you choose. That means you can tow average to mid-sized boats and some camper trailers.

Safety Features

During the summer, accidents are at its highest and we think it's important to let you know which vehicles come equipped with safety features that are sure to impress.

Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback has several safety features that come standard like adaptive cruise control that is otherwise known as Subaru's EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, front collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. Subaru also has Starlink Safety and Security Plus that can notify first responders if any of your airbags deploy and it can connect to emergency or roadside assistance services as well.

Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer has a lot of the same safety features as the Subaru Outback such as collision warning with brake support, a lane keeping system, and a blind spot information system that illuminates a warning in the side mirrors.

Come Test Drive the 2019 Subaru Outback at Classic Subaru of Atlanta Today!

When you're ready, you can make the short trek down to our Subaru dealership and we can set you up in a test drive of one of our available Subaru Outback models. Once you've test driven a 2019 Subaru Outback and find that you want to make it yours, we can set you up with our finance center to work out a payment plan that works for you.


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