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2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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New 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*
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$26,795 to $39,945
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$26,050 to $35,980
Invoice* $25,187 to $37,240 $24,357 to $33,642
MPG - City 23 - 26 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 32 - 35
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than in the Toyota RAV4. The Subaru Outback will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota RAV4.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Subaru Outback is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Outback carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
The Subaru Outback is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4. If you go with the Subaru Outback, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota RAV4.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Outback doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Subaru Outback has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. The Subaru Outback has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Toyota RAV4. The Subaru Outback has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
The Subaru Outback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.