2024 Subaru Outback vs. 2024 Toyota RAV4 Review

Picture of the 2024 Subaru Outback

2024 Subaru

MSRP*: $28,895 to $42,795
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Picture of the 2024 Toyota RAV4

2024 Toyota

MSRP*: $28,675 to $38,380
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MPG - City 21 - 26 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG 28 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.6 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 - 260 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 2,700 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 191.3 - 191.9 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 74.2 - 74.6 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 39.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in

*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

The Subaru Outback offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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.

The Subaru Outback requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota RAV4, making it more convenient to drive.

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.

The Subaru Outback is a little wider than the Toyota RAV4, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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.

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

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.

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

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.