Helping Carlsbad Drivers Decide between a 2016 Subaru Outback and Honda Pilot

Here at Bob Baker Subaru, we can't help but sing the praises of the 2016 Subaru Outback. The award-winning crossover continues to be an appealing blend of qualities for drivers around the Carlsbad, CA area.

The Outback rises above competitors like the Honda Pilot by offering spotless safety marks, all-terrain capability and a versatile, tech-focused interior cabin. It's for those reasons and plenty more that the Outback has earned the "Highest Loyalty of Any Vehicle in its Class," according to IHS/Polk Automotive.

How does the Pilot stack up against the 2016 Outback? Keep reading below to find out!


The 2016 Outback is a testament to Subaru's unparalleled safety standards. The Outback is offered with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology that includes features like lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and forward collision mitigation. These features helped the Outback earn an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and "Superior" rating in front crash prevention.


Unlike its competitors, the Outback is equipped with standard all-wheel drive that provides surefooted and confident performance in all conditions. Drivers are forced to upgrade to all-wheel drive in the 2016 Honda Pilot.

The Outback is also among the most dependable vehicles in its class. In fact, 94% of Subaru Outback vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road. The Honda Pilot simply can't make that claim!

Fuel Efficiency

The Outback is equipped with a standard CVT that limits fuel intake without sacrificing performance capability. The result is that the Outback provides up to 33/25 mpg hwy/city. Even as a front-wheel drive SUV, the Pilot offers just 27/19 mpg with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Comfort and Convenience

The Outback is designed to help improve your drive whether you're carpooling, commuting or hitting the road to adventure. The Outback's premium quality cabin provides an astounding amount of passenger room and cargo space for large items like bicycles, luggage and camping gear.

High-Tech Features

Needless to say, the 2016 Outback puts a world of high-tech features at your disposal. All Outbacks come standard with the StarLink infotainment system and a rearview camera while navigation and push-button start are available. Additional standard features like a luggage rack, voice-controlled commands and a remote trunk release are not available in the Pilot's base model!


Lastly, the 2016 Outback is also more affordable than the 2016 Pilot. The Outback checks in with a starting price of $24, 995 compared to $32, 580 in the Pilot.

Get more for your money by visiting Bob Baker Subaru at our Carlsbad, CA showroom to take the Outback out for a spin today!

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