2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Honda Passport
2020 Subaru Outback 2020 Honda Passport
Starting MSRP *
  $26,645 $31,990
MPG (City/Highway) **
  26/33 20/25
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard $2,000 Option
Ground Clearance
  8.7 in. 7.5 in.

2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Honda Passport

Serving New Bern, NC

The Subaru Outback has always been popular. But in 2020, it gets updates that make it even more appealing. This year, the Outback proudly debuts with a bold new appearance and updates to the interior as well. The latest Outback comes with a sharp-looking new shell that gives it a more modern and athletic appearance. That design choice is fitting for its interior, which receives a new look and a wave of fresh new technology, and its updated mechanical system, which provides two new engines with more power and capability to get you to and from the places you need to go. With amenities like class-leading ground clearance, an optional 11.6-inch infotainment display, and turbo power, the 2020 Subaru Outback is ready for any adventure. One of the Outback's competitors is the 2020 Honda Passport. The Passport, however, doesn't have the Outback's off-road capabilities. Its safety features are less user-friendly, and the cabin isn't as comfortable as the Outback.

Performance & Handling

In the past, the Subaru Outback has one of the most innovative all-wheel-drive configurations available and the high ground clearance that rivals what you'll find in a pickup truck. This year, the Outback adds to its impressive list of performance and handling credentials with two new engines. Now, the base engine gets even more power, and you can choose an even stronger and more powerful turbocharged engine on the higher-end trims. The base engine on this year's Outback produces up to 182 HP and over 175 LB-FT of torque. You can also get a turbocharged 1.6L with four cylinders on select trims. This engine offers fast acceleration and up to 260 HP. It produces slightly more than 275 LB-FT of torque. All-wheel drive is standard, as is an automatic transmission. The 2020 Honda Passport is only available with one engine, and that engine produces less power and torque than the Outback. Unlike the Outback, the Passport does not come standard with all-wheel drive.


While the Outback gets a fresh new look to wow the crowds, the Passport carries over mostly unchanged. The Outback has a sculpted outer shell this year with bold LED lights in the front end. High fender arches and rugged wheels are a highlight of this model. It is offered in a palette of appealing color hues as well. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance, the 2020 Outback is ready for the trails. Roof rails and chrome accents add to its athletic yet refined appearance. In contrast, the Passport's exterior is not as bold or unique as the Outback's. Furthermore, consumers don't have a fresh new look to enjoy this year.


The Outback's interior also gets an updated look this year. Now, you'll find more upscale features than before and a wave of new technology. A seven-inch display screen comes standard, while you can upgrade to an 11.6-inch display screen on certain trims. Leather seats, a heated steering wheel, and a handful of standard safety features are other highlights of the Outback. With the 2020 Passport, infotainment is limited to an eight-inch display screen, and you have to pay extra for more safety features.

* Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.
** EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle’s condition.