Compare Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Prius V

Compare the Subaru Outback against the Toyota Prius V. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Outback stacks up against the Prius V in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Outback or Prius V. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Subaru Outback 2012 Toyota Prius V
2013 Subaru Outback 2012 Toyota Prius V
2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Manual PZEV
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic PZEV
  • 3.6R Limited Automatic
5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Two (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Three (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Five (Natl)


MSRP $23,495 $26,550  
Invoice $22,123 $24,716
Avg. Paid $22,481 $20,607

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.3  
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.6
Performance 8.7 7.8
Interior 8.6 8.6
Cost to Own 8.8 9.1
Safety 9.4 10.0
Reliability 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Very spacious cargo area
  • Roomy back seat
  • Great fuel economy
  • Strong safety score
  • Poor sound quality from base stereo
  • Slow acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic  
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas/Electric I4 1.8L/110
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 44 City / 40 Hwy



Body Style Wagon Wagon  


Wheelbase(in) 107.9 109.4  
Length, Overall (in) 189.0 181.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 62.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard  


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3423 3274  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 105.4 97.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71.3 67.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.3 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard  
A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard  


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard  
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas/Electric I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 5600 98 @ 5200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 174 @ 4100 105 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter 36.8 36.1


Hybrid Fuel Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 44
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 40
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 11.9


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)


Automatic Standard  
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.