Compare the Subaru Outback and Toyota RAV4 in Bellevue, WA 

If you're looking to compare the new Subaru Outback and Toyota RAV4, Michaels Subaru of Bellevue is here to help. We've put together a detailed comparison of the new Outback and RAV4 to help our Bellevue, WA customers make an informed decision in no time. We are your local Subaru dealer and will work to help you compare these two best-selling crossover SUVs in no time. Continue reading to see how the Subaru Outback stacks up to the Toyota RAV4.

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The Outback vs. The RAV4 

  • The Outback and RAV4 are comparably priced, both offering agility, capability, and cutting-edge technology for the roads of Issaquah
  • Both of these crossover SUVs have impressive fuel economies to get you from Sammamish to Mercer Island, WA without constant trips to refill the tank. 
  • Unlike the RAV4, the Outback comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive powering all four wheels simultaneously at all times. 
  • The Outback offers more overall passenger volume than the RAV4 for a more comfortable riding experience during extended trips. The Outback has a total of 108.1 cubic-feet of passenger volume, while the RAV4 only has 98.9 cubic-feet of space. 
  • Both models seat five passengers, but the Outback also offers more head- and legroom for front and rear passengers. 
  • The Outback has a higher ground clearance than the RAV4 allowing you to go off-road without damaging your undercarriage. 
  • These SUVs both offer impressive cargo space to load up all of your luggage or groceries with ease. 
  • The Outback has a larger fuel tank holding up to 18.5 gallons on the highway. The RAV4's fuel tank only holds 14.5 gallons. 
  • Both models come standard with 17-inch wheels. The Outback also used lighter-weight aluminum wheels, while the RAV4 comes standard with steel. 
  • The Outback has a higher max trailering and towing capacity than the RAV4. 
  • The Outback and RAV4 both come standard with four-cylinder engines. 
  • Unlike the RAV4, the Outback comes standard with a continuously variable transmission powering its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. 

Available Engine Options:  

  • 175-horsepower 2.5-liter boxer-four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. This setup puts out 174 pound-feet of torque and averages up to 32 miles per gallon on the highway. 
  • 256-horsepower 3.6-liter flat-six-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. This setup cranks out 247 pound-feet of torque and averages up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway. 

Both engine configurations come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. 

Standard and Optional Features 

Each new Outback comes with a range of features and cutting-edge technology to help you conquer the day ahead. Standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch infotainment system, automatic climate control, a six-way power driver's seat, cruise control, durable cloth seats, Bluetooth, USB ports, and SiriusXM satellite radio. There are also optional including a larger infotainment system screen, heated seats, a premium sound system, voice-activated navigation, remote start, and leather seats. 

Safety Innovations 

Subaru is known for safety and includes numerous features to keep you and your family secure on the road. Available safety features include Subaru EyeSight, fog lights, blind-spot detection, high-beam assist, rear cross-traffic alert, an advanced airbag system, collision notification, and automatic headlights. 

Visit Michaels Subaru of Bellevue Today! 

Experience the new Subaru Outback for yourself right here at Michaels Subaru of Bellevue. We are honored to be your local new Subaru dealer with a leading selection of new Outback models in stock and a team of professionals ready to assist you with your purchase. We have years of training and experience pairing our customers with the models they want in no time. Our goal is to make sure you are satisfied with your new Subaru Outback for years to come. Stop by and ask about getting approved for your new Subaru as well. We have an available finance center dedicated to getting you the best Subaru loans and leasing offers around without you spending an arm and a leg. Let our finance team work with the banks to get you the best rates in the area within your budget. Fill out an online finance application to get the ball rolling before your next appointment as well. Contact Michaels Subaru of Bellevue or stop by our dealership to test drive the new Subaru Outback today.