Compare the New 2021 Subaru Outback to the 2021 Toyota RAV4

The crossover SUV segment is filled with options for drivers of every type, but when it comes to choosing the right vehicle to fit any lifestyle and all your driving needs around Evansville, nothing can compare to the accommodations and capability of the new 2021 Subaru Outback lineup. The new 2021 Subaru Outback offers everything that drivers in the Henderson, KY area are looking for, including a fun driving performance that you can take anywhere, cutting-edge technology and safety features integrated into every model, comfortable seating for five and plenty of cargo space, and stylish good looks to stand out in town and in the great outdoors. The new 2021 Outback lineup offers seven different trim levels, giving you a variety of options to choose from and pick the model with the features you want most. To help you understand what makes the new 2021 Outback lineup so special, we're going to compare it to the new Toyota RAV4, allowing you to see a few examples of how the new Outback can fit your needs best.

2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | Performance

  • Every new 2021 Subaru Outback model comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. With Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, power is actively sent to the wheels with the most traction, which translates into a gripping and responsive performance on the road and the ability to take on bad weather and off-road terrain around Owensboro, KY with confidence and ease. The new Toyota RAV4 comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive equipped models will cost extra to have it equipped.
  • The new 2021 Toyota RAV4 comes with slightly more horsepower in the standard engine. However, the RAV4 only is available with its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 203-horsepower. In the new 2021 Subaru Outback, multiple trim levels come with a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 260-horsepower and 277 pounds-feet of torque, giving you more strength and athleticism on the go around in Princeton.
  • The new Subaru Outback provides you with 2,700 pounds of standard towing capacity. The new Toyota RAV4 offers 1,500 pounds of standard towing capacity. When properly equipped, both models offer up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.
  • The new Toyota RAV4 has a slight advantage on fuel economy over the Outback. However, the Outback offers 18.5 gallons of fuel capacity while the RAV4 comes with 14 gallons, allowing you to travel far further on a single tank in the Outback.

2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | Design Features

  • The new 2021 Subaru Outback comes equipped with standard steering responsive LED headlights that will turn in the same direction of the wheel to illuminate the road even around corners. The new RAV4 doesn't offer a similar feature.
  • The new Outback comes with standard raised roof rails to make equipping your roof rack easy. The RAV4 doesn't come with standard roof-rails
  • The new Outback allows you and your passengers to relax within 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. The new Toyota RAV4 offers 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume.

2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 | Technology

  • Both the 2021 Subaru Outback and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 come equipped with a standard 7-inch touchscreen display. As you climb trim levels, however, the Outback offers an available 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen that looks and performs like a tablet, while the RAV4 offers an 8-inch touchscreen as its largest option.



2021 Subaru Outback CVT2021 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD
MSRP$26,795$26,050
DrivetrainAWDFront Wheel Drive
Seating Capacity5 passengers5 passengers
Passenger Space109 cubic ft.98.9 cubic ft.
Storage Space (with 2nd row of seats folded down)32.5 cubic ft.37.6 cubic ft.
Rearview CameraStandardStandard
Maximum Trailering Capacity2,7001,500
Eyesight® Driver Assist TechnologyStandard-
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoStandardStandard
Engine2.5 Liter, 4-Cylinder2.5 Liter, 4-Cylinder

Learn More About the New 2021 Subaru Outback Lineup at Romain Subaru

If you want to find out more about the new 2021 Outback lineup and which model is the best fit for you, we invite you to visit us at Romain Subaru to see all your options in person and test drive a model of your choice around Evansville today.


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