2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 Comparison Information in Seattle, WA

When you think of a vehicle that's perfect for life in the Pacific Northwest, you might immediately think of an SUV. But you might be surprised to find that the best SUV for Seattle isn't actually an SUV at all, but a raised AWD wagon: the 2019 Subaru Outback!

The Subaru Outback manages to be both rugged and comfortable, capable of handling mountain trails and city streets alike. Though it starts out at a similar price to the 2019 Toyota RAV4, the Subaru Outback offers so much more for your money. Keep reading to learn more about how the Subaru wagon compares to the Toyota SUV, and then head to Carter Subaru Ballard for a test drive.

2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Interior

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Interior Dimensions

No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, it's not a stretch to say that it's nice to have a little space. The 2019 Subaru Outback has an interior that gives you plenty of room: 108.1 cubic feet of passenger volume, to be precise. Compare this to the 98.9 cubic feet in the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and it becomes clear that Subaru is the more comfortable option. On both rows of seating, the Subaru Outback delivers superior headroom, legroom, and shoulder room.

2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Technology

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Tech Features

When it comes to interior technology, the Toyota RAV isn't unimpressive . . . it's just not as impressive as the Subaru Outback. Take the top-level audio systems, for example. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 offers an eleven-speaker audio system, while the 2019 Subaru Outback has an optional twelve-speaker Harman Kardon system! In addition, both vehicles have Apple CarPlay™ connectivity; however, the Subaru Outback is the only one that works with Android™ Auto.

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2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Performance

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Performance Specs

The Subaru Outback gives you two impressive engine choices to suit your style; the Toyota RAV4 only offers one. Choose the Subaru Outback with the four-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine to get 175 horsepower and up to 32 highway MPG. This is better gas mileage than even the front-wheel drive Toyota RAV4. If you'd like more power, the Subaru Outback has an available six-cylinder BOXER® engine that generates 256 horsepower--more than the 203 you'll get in a Toyota RAV4.

2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Safety Ratings

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Safety Ratings

The Subaru Outback is an impressively safe wagon--but you don't have to take our word for it. Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety puts out a list of exceptionally safe vehicles: the Top Safety Picks list. The 2019 Subaru Outback earned the highest possible award: the 2019 Top Safety Pick+ award. The 2019 Toyota RAV4, on the other hand, has not earned any IIHS awards.

2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Off-Road Performance

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Off-Road Capability

If you've ever felt the call of adventure, the Subaru Outback is there to help you answer. Every 2019 Subaru Outback is equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, giving you exceptional traction on even low-friction surfaces. While an AWD system is available in the Toyota RAV4, it will cost you extra. It will also lack off-road features that come standard in the Subaru Outback, like X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control. While the Toyota RAV4 does its best when it drives around town, the Subaru Outback is equally at home on city streets and on unexplored trails.

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Discover the Carter Advantage at Carter Subaru Ballard

When you purchase or lease a new Subaru, you can trust that it will serve you well for years to come--and Carter Subaru Ballard is here for you, too. Since 1960, Carter has offered a hassle-free buying experience. This means that we don't use pushy sales tactics or tricks to try to get you to buy; we let you lead the way, because we value you and your needs. This hassle-free attitude has been recognized with the 2021 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award, and it's one of the things that sets us apart--but it's far from the only one.

Carter Subaru Ballard cares about the environment and about our local community. We're part of the Subaru Eco-Friendly Retailer Program, and we're also On the Road to Carbon Neutral. When you take a test drive at Carter Subaru Ballard, we'll plant a tree in your name in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. For every car we sell, we plant three more trees. We've planted over 225,000 trees since 2008, and are still going strong!

The quality of Subaru and the care you'll experience from Carter Subaru Ballard go hand-in-hand. We invite you to take a look through our extensive inventory or check out our model information pages to find the Subaru that's just right for you. When you're ready for a test drive, use our convenient online form, give us a call, or just stop by the dealership. We serve Bellevue, Kirkland, and beyond from our convenient location at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.