2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

Blue 2019 Toyota RAV4 on the Trail vs Gray 2019 Subaru Outback on a Wet Road

Gear up for your next family adventure and get behind the wheel of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 at Downeast Toyota. Armed with an athletic platform, fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient powertrains, a modern style and innovative technology, the Toyota RAV4 promises to distance itself from the compact crossover competition. Learn more about the Toyota RAV4 and how it compares to a key competitor in this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Outback comparison.

Tailor-made for the family on the go, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget in a quintet of fully-loaded trim levels – LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited. With room for five passengers in a cabin that measures 136.4 cubic feet with a spacious 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space, the Toyota RAV4 delivers comfort at every turn. With 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, the Toyota RAV4 is well equipped for day-to-day errands and chores. The Subaru Outback makes room for five passengers with just 35.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

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2019 Toyota RAV4 VS 2019 Subaru Outback
$25,650 Starting Price $26,345
203-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Base Engine 175-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder
26 MPG City/35 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 25 MPG City/32 MPG Hwy
37.6 - 69.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 35.5 - 73.3 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback?

Are the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback at the top of your automotive wishlist? If you are in the market for a world-class compact crossover, this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Outback comparison will help answer the question – what are the differences between the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Outback? When it comes to price, the Toyota RAV4 is the more affordable option with a price that starts at $25,650 and premium value created by a long list of standard features.

To keep families connected, the Toyota RAV4 comes standard with a 7-inch Toyota Entune™ touchscreen infotainment system that features Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Connect and Amazon Alexa capabilities that can be upgraded with an 8-inch touchscreen display, Toyota Entune™ navigation and an 11-speaker JBL® sound system. If safety is a priority for your family, all Toyota RAV4 entries employ Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 safety systems to deliver award-winning safety. The Subaru Outback is equipped with a 6.5-inch Subaru Starlink infotainment system and Subaru EyeSight safety systems. Additional upgrades to the Toyota RAV4 spec sheet vary by trim level and include 19-inch alloy wheels, Toyota SofTex® interior, heated and cooled front seats, a Qi wireless charging system, Toyota Smart Key®, a panoramic sunroof and much more.

Fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient performance are elements that set the 2019 Toyota RAV4 apart from its Subaru Outback competitor. A more powerful, 203-horsepower 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine is standard and is married to an eight-speed automatic transmission to make 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive. With the addition of Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Rear Driveline Disconnect, the Toyota crossover will still make 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway in base trim levels.

Families who value more efficient fuel-economy numbers can opt for the 219-horsepower Toyota RAV4 Hybrid that earns 41 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The Subaru Outback is an impressive competitor that comes standard with a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Upper trim levels are equipped with a 256-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 that achieves 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.


Red 2019 Toyota RAV4 Rear Exterior by the Ocean
Overhead Cutaway View of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior
2019 Toyota RAV4 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Entune 3.0 Touchscreen Display
Cutaway View of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior