2020 Subaru Outback VS 2020 Toyota RAV4 Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

When it comes to capability and toughness for your Salt Lake City commute, we don't have to tell you all the benefits of all-wheel drive. You can see them every winter when you pass a lesser vehicle on the side of the road with two-wheel drive that just didn't make it. That's why every 2020 Subaru Outback comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive! It's the perfect vehicle for getting around SLC and exploring the beautiful state of Utah -- even better than the 2020 Toyota RAV4. While popular, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 lacks some key features at the entry level. What's more, the all-new Subaru Outback features a larger interior, more capable performance and an available turbocharged engine. Learn more below where we'll compare the all-new Outback against the 2020 Toyota RAV4.

Subaru Outback With Cargo Basket

Subaru Outback vs. Toyota RAV4: Comparing Size & Capacity

Measured from bumper to bumper, the 2020 Subaru Outback is about 10" longer than the 2020 Toyota RAV4. It's got a long, wagon-like body with more room for passengers and cargo than you get in the Toyota RAV4. With 109 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 75.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, the 2020 Subaru Outback is a versatile family SUV. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 gives you just 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, so you'll run out of room sooner.

As a result, the 2020 Subaru Outback gives you more legroom, hip room and shoulder room in both rows of seats compared to the 2020 Toyota RAV4. That means everyone will enjoy more comfort and more personal space in the Subaru SUV.


Subaru Outback Leather Seats & Armrest

Subaru Outback vs. Toyota RAV4: Comparing Features & Technology

On the exterior, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 comes standard with basic features like roof rails, steel wheels with covers and manual headlights. Meanwhile, the 2020 Subaru Outback comes standard with aluminium alloy wheels, automatic wiper-linked headlights and a roof rack. In addition to typical roof rails, the new Subaru Outback also has foldable crossbars and tie-down points so it's ready to carry more cargo. You'll have to pay more for options and accessories to get these features on the Toyota RAV4.

Climbing inside, the 2020 Subaru Outback comes standard with automatic climate controls. Entry-level 2020 Toyota RAV4 models feature manual climate controls. What's more, upgrading to get other important features will often cost you much more when you select the Toyota RAV4. For instance, if you want heated front seats, those come standard on the 2020 Subaru Outback Premium for a starting MSRP of $28,895. Heated seats don't come standard on the 2020 Toyota RAV4 until you upgrade to the Limited trim level at an MSRP of $34,380. And if you want real leather upholstery, you'll find it on the 2020 Subaru Outback Limited for an MSRP of $33,445. Genuine leather upholstery isn't available on the 2020 Toyota RAV4 at all!

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Subaru Outback XT Off Road

Subaru Outback vs. Toyota RAV4: Comparing Performance & Capability

At the entry level, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 makes a bit more horsepower than the 2020 Subaru Outback -- but there's only one kind of engine you can get in the Toyota SUV. By contrast, the new 2020 Subaru Outback XT models feature an optional turbocharged engine making 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque! When you want a more powerful drive for confident highway cruising, off-road travel and inclement weather confidence, only Subaru gives you the power you demand.

You'll also have to pay extra for all-wheel drive on the 2020 Toyota RAV4. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard on the 2020 Subaru Outback, complete with off-road ready technologies like X-MODE®, Active Torque Vectoring and Hill Descent Control. A comparable technology to Hill Descent Control is available as an optional extra on the Toyota RAV4, but nothing quite like Active Torque Vectoring or X-MODE® are available. When you want a tough SUV that can handle unpaved surfaces and steep slopes, choose the 2020 Subaru Outback.


Subaru Outback EyeSight Cameras

Subaru Outback vs. Toyota RAV4: Comparing Safety

While most automakers only provide driver assistance technologies on luxury cars or fully-loaded trim levels, Toyota and Subaru are different. They're both among the first automakers in the world to make driver assistance features standard across virtually their entier catalogs. That means by the 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Toyota RAV4 come standard with advanced active safety technologies like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning. But the Subaru Outback has still proven that it's even safer than the Toyota RAV4.

In crash tests carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2020 Subaru Outback earned a five-star overall safety rating. In fact, it earned five stars in every single crash test! The 2020 Toyota RAV4 also earned a five-star overall safety rating, but it came up short of the Outback, earning just four out of five stars in the Front Driver Side crash test, leading to a four-star front safety rating. While both SUVs can help you avoid an accident, the 2020 Subaru Outback can better protect you from the very worst our roads can throw at us.

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Why Choose The 2020 Subaru Outback At Nate Wade Subaru In Salt Lake City?

Starting at an MSRP of $26,645, the 2020 Subaru Outback costs a little bit more than the base 2020 Toyota RAV4 models -- but when you consider all the additional technology, capability and versatility you get from Subaru, it's easy to see that your dollar actually goes further at Nate Wade Subaru. We invite you to visit our showroom and take a look at all our new 2020 Subaru Outback models. We'll make it as easy and enjoyable as possible to find the perfect one and make it your very own.

2020 Subaru Outback2020 Toyota RAV4
$26,645Starting MSRP$25,850
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
33 Highway MPG / 26 City MPGEstimated Gas Mileage (AWD)34 Highway MPG / 27 City MPG
3,500 lbsMaximum Towing Capacity1,500 lbs
182Standard Horsepower203
Available 260-Horsepower Turbocharged EngineEngine UpgradeNot Available
109 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume98.9 Cubic Feet
75.7 Cubic FeetMaximum Cargo Space69.8 Cubic Feet
11.6 InchesAvailable Touchscreen Size8 Inches
StandardHill Descent ControlAvailable

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.