Compare 2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Subaru Outback 2019 Toyota RAV4
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard Optional - $1,400 Extra
Fuel Capacity
  18.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Front Legroom
  42.9 in. 41.0 in.

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

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Subaru sums up the 2019 Outback's capability with the simple statement that it will “take you to the place you've never been.” The latest Outback offers more ground clearance, off-road capability, and performance capacity than before. Highlights of the latest Outback include the fact that it has a roomy, comfortable, and spacious cabin and more cargo space than in previous years. It also has more manageable cargo-loading heights for both the roof and trunk than most SUVs. Its off-road capabilities exceed what most of its competitors offer, and the latest Outback has some of the best visibility among its peers. Inside, its technology is refreshed for the latest model year. The base model also comes with more standard USB charging ports. While the 2019 RAV4 gets some improvements in performance and off-road handling, it doesn't quite compare to what the Outback offers. Critics note that its engine is louder than what you'll find with many of its competitors, and it lacks the sportiness that makes it a truly capable vehicle for tackling off-road terrain.


The latest Subaru Outback gets a leading edge over the 2019 RAV4 in various categories, which is supported by the numbers. The latest Outback takes the #3 spot among wagons, while the Toyota RAV4 takes the #8 position in compact SUVs. The 2019 Outback earns the #13 spot in crossover SUVs, while the Toyota RAV4 gets the #23 slot. Overall, the 2019 Outback gets a total score of 8.4 from US News & World Report. Its safety ratings are nearly perfect, and it gets a higher critic rating than the Toyota RAV4. Its interior ratings are also superior to those of the RAV4.


This year's Outback stands tall and proud with an impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Under its hood is the innovative Boxer engine from Subaru, which adds to its performance capabilities and durability. There are several driving modes in the Outback that help it quickly deliver power to the wheels that need it most. The Outback also has special technology called symmetrical all-wheel drive, which gives it more traction, stability, and control than many of its competitors offer. The Toyota RAV4 also has all-wheel drive, but its system is not as sophisticated and responsive as what you'll find in the Outback. Even though the RAV4 has a number of driving modes like the Outback, the 2019 Outback still provides more traction and off-road capabilities. Another feature that distinguishes the Outback from its peers is the fact that it is built tough to withstand off-road outings time and time again.

Interior Features

The 2019 Outback stands out for its durability and performance capabilities, but it offers more. Inside, its cabin is stylish, modern, and well-equipped. Every drive is relaxing and enjoyable with a spacious interior, a high-quality sound system, and the Subaru Starlink multimedia system. This Outback comes with a split-folding rear seat and a power-operated rear gate. Both features accommodate your versatile lifestyle. The seats are power-operated and have a custom memory setting. Leather seats, wood trim accents, and an industry-leading safety package are amenities that you will find on the 2019 Subaru Outback, too. The 2019 RAV4 also offers a multimedia screen, but you have to pay extra for a larger screen and more advanced system. Although it has the same seating capacity as the Outback, the RAV4 doesn't have quite as much space, and its seats are not as comfortable.

If you want a rugged, off-road ready SUV, the 2019 Subaru Outback is a great choice. With class-leading performance capability, it is ready for any adventure you throw its way. However, you'll have to try it yourself to see all that it offers. Therefore, you are invited to come in to test out both the latest Outback and the RAV4.

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