BMW vs Subaru


BMW is known for its luxury features. Subaru is known for its reliability and performance longevity. When you’re looking for a new car to help aid you in your Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH, travels, do you want premium features or all-terrain capabilities?

Then again, what if you didn’t have to choose?

At BMW of Stratham, we’ve studied both vehicle brands and have created this BMW vs. Subaru review to help you see both brands offer similar features and capabilities. After reading, you’ll see you don’t have to settle for either luxury or performance and which brand is right for your needs. Let’s get started!

BMW Interior Features

Premium Features

When it comes to ultimate comfort, you’ll need a model that surrounds you with some of the most premium features currently on the market. Since BMW is a popular luxury vehicle, can the comfort features offered by Subaru compete?

To learn more, let’s quickly compare two sedans: the 2020 BMW 3 Series and the 2020 Subaru Legacy. Both vehicles offer multi-way seat adjustments, advanced climate control settings, and premium upholstery. While on the surface there appears to be competition, Subaru can’t compete with the top-tier features offered with BMW—in this case, the Legacy vs. 3 Series.

On nearly all BMW models, you’ll find equal or better features as those in the BMW 3 Series: 14-way power front seats, automatic 3-zone climate control, and Vernasca Leather upholstery—as standard features. With Subaru, comparable features are only found with vehicle upgrades.

BMW Performance

BMW vs Subaru Performance

With standard all-wheel drive capabilities found on many Subaru models, will the BMW be able to compete with the adventure abilities of Subaru? To find out, let’s take a look at the 2020 BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback.

The Subaru Outback comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system to help you conquer whatever life throws your way. With the BMW X3, you’ll also have the power of intelligent all-wheel drive capabilities but, as with most BMW models, only offered as an upgrade.

While you won’t have standard all-wheel drive, with BMW you’ll have a higher towing capacity. With the X3, you’ll have a maximum towing capacity of 4,400 pounds when properly equipped, perfect to bring jet skis, a small trailer, and more along on your adventures.

With the Subaru outback, on the other hand, you’ll only have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Furthermore, for everyday travels, you’ll likely have better results with BMW. That’s because many models come with a performance-level engine, like the 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine of the X3 that pumps out 382 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque.

Subaru doesn’t come anywhere near close to this power, especially the 2.5L engine of the Outback that only produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

BMW vs Subaru: Which Will You Choose?

When you’re looking for a new car to upgrade your Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, New Hampshire, travels, you may be looking either for a vehicle that offers premium interior amenities or one with powerful performance capabilities. When it comes to BMW, you don’t have to decide between them.

Nearly all BMW vehicles offer the luxury you crave and the performance you need. So, don’t wait any longer to find the right BMW model for you. Head over to BMW of Stratham today to learn more!

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