2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Outback

Finding the right SUV or crossover can be difficult. The list of options only grows every year, but the Toyota RAV4 remains a popular choice. It will become obvious why it remains so popular as we compare it to the likes of Subaru with our 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Outback comparison.

If you already know that you want the power, features, and comforts of a Toyota RAV4 and you are car shopping in the Pittsburgh area, then you should check out what we have to offer at Baierl Toyota. We have a huge new RAV4 inventory, and you can see them all with the link below. Not convinced yet that the RAV4 is the right choice for you? Keep reading to see how these two models compare.

2019 Toyota RAV4


2019 Subaru Outback

$25,650 Base MSRP $26,345
37.6 Cubic-Feet Cargo Room 35.5 Cubic-Feet
203 Standard Horsepower 175
Front-Wheel Drive / All-Wheel Drive Drivetrain Options All-Wheel Drive

Which SUV is ideal for you: RAV4 or Outback?

Toyota values your money, and unlike many auto manufacturers, it is always looking for ways for you to keep your money in your wallet. That’s why the RAV4 is more affordable than the Outback right out of the gate. The gap in price actually grows as you move up in trim level as the Outback Touring is almost $4,000 more than the RAV4 Limited.

For the extra money do you get extra room for cargo? Not a chance. With the high roof of the RAV4, Toyota makes excellent use of space. Even though this SUV is smaller and nimbler, it still manages to provide extra room for cargo with similar passenger room and seating for five.

Under the hood, we have a similar story. The Outback skips out on impressive horsepower numbers and stays south of 200, but the RAV4 came to have fun. Not only does it get more horsepower but because it gives you the option of front-wheel drive, you can also get better efficiency. The RAV4 gets up to 26-city mpg and 35-highway mpg whereas the Outback gets 25-city mpg and 32-highway mpg.

If you did want all-wheel drive, then you have no reason to worry. All RAV4 models are available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. If you get an all-wheel-drive model, you can match the same efficiency specs of the Outback, and still have more horsepower to horse around with.