Subaru Outback 2017 vs Volvo V90 Cross Country 2016

Subaru Outback
2017 -
Volvo V90 Cross Country
2016 -
Body: Estate car / wagonSedan
The wagon generally has more cargo space due to a larger trunk door opening, a roof that extends as far back as possible, and the ability to convert the rear of the passenger compartment into cargo space. Sedans tend to be quieter than wagons due to a more isolated rear area.
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.5 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming belt
Engine chain usually needs to be replaced less often than the timing belt, but the cost of replacing the chain is usually higher. Chain motors are considered to be more reliable, but noisier and more vibration generating.


Power: 175 HP320 HP
Torque: 235 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10.2 seconds6.3 seconds
Volvo V90 Cross Country is a more dynamic driving.
Subaru Outback engine produces 145 HP less power than Volvo V90 Cross Country, whereas torque is 165 NM less than Volvo V90 Cross Country. Due to the lower power, Subaru Outback reaches 100 km/h speed 3.9 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.77.7
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 770 km in combined cycle770 km in combined cycle

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km360'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 14 years9 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Subaru Forester, Subaru LegacyInstalled on at least 5 other car models, including Volvo S60, Volvo XC90, Volvo XC60, Volvo S90, Volvo V90
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Volvo V90 Cross Country engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.82 m4.94 m
Width: 1.84 m1.88 m
Height: 1.68 m1.54 m
Subaru Outback is smaller, but higher.
Subaru Outback is 12 cm shorter than the Volvo V90 Cross Country, 4 cm narrower, while the height of Subaru Outback is 13 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 512 litresno data
Turning diameter: 11 meters11.6 meters
The turning circle of the Subaru Outback is 0.6 metres less than that of the Volvo V90 Cross Country, which means Subaru Outback can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1001`920
Safety: no data
Quality: no datano data
Average price (€): 26 400no data
Pros and Cons: Subaru Outback has
  • timing chain engine
  • better manoeuvrability
Volvo V90 Cross Country has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
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