Subaru Outback Vs. Toyota RAV4

Comparing the 2023 Subaru Outback to the Toyota RAV4

Before buying a new SUV, Boston, MA shoppers want to know how top features and driving traits stack up in competing crossovers. That's why Subaru of Wakefield is here to help compare the 2023 Subaru Outback to the Toyota RAV4.

See How These Rival SUVs Stack Up in Safety, Tech, Performance, Awards, Plus Passenger & Cargo Space

2023 Subaru Outback

  • If Danvers drivers are off-roading in Massachusetts, they'll enjoy the Subaru Outback's 8.7 inches of ground clearance that extends to an impressive 9.5 inches in the Wilderness Edition.
  • The Subaru Outback offers two powertrains. A 2.5-liter flat-4 BOXER® engine delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, while the 2.4-liter turbocharged flat-4 BOXER® engine produces 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Subaru Outback features Active Torque Vectoring and can tow 3,500 pounds.
  • Thanks to dual-function Enhanced Subaru X-Mode® and standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, traction is never an issue for Boston, MA motorists.
  • The Subaru Outback earns 33 miles per gallon on highways between Boston and North Reading, MA, and 26 miles per gallon on city streets in Wakefield.
  • Not only does the Subaru Outback have 5-Star Safety Ratings, but this SUV also is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. The Subaru Outback also is a current award winner for the IIHS Superior Front Crash Prevention. Another accolade is the Outback owning the Best Resale Value in its class as the Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award for three years running.
  • The Subaru Outback seats five passengers and offers North Reading, MA passengers 75.7 cubic feet of max cargo volume.
  • The Outback includes standard Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, in addition to the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System and Subaru STARLINK® Safety and Security.
  • This SUV's equipment includes Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia with dual 7.0-inch touchscreens and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration. Some Wakefield drivers will want the Outback's larger 11.6-inch display with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

2023 Toyota RAV4

  • The Toyota RAV4 can only tow 1,500 pounds, and there's no turbocharged powertrain, as the 2.5-liter inline-4 engine achieves 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Toyota RAV4 earns 35 highway miles per gallon.
  • Multi-Terrain Select offers four drive modes, but there's no standard all-wheel drive or a setup as beneficial as the Subaru Outback's Enhanced X-Mode®.
  • Max ground clearance for the Toyota RAV4 is 8.4 inches.
  • The Toyota RAV4 matches the Outback's seating capacity at five passengers, but they only have room for 69.8 cubic feet of cargo.
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™/Amazon Alexa compatibility plus a 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen makes up the Toyota RAV4's equipment setup. An available 10.5-inch touchscreen still can't match the Outback's 11.6-inch screen.
  • Several driver assists come with the standard Toyota Safety Sense™ safety suite. There aren't additional safety and security setups like the Outback, though.
  • The Toyota RAV4 is a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winner, but Toyota's SUV can't lay claim to the resale award like the Subaru Outback.

Buy or Lease a New Subaru Outback from Subaru of Wakefield near Boston

It won't take long for Wakefield drivers to discover that the new Subaru Outback is the SUV they want. Visit our Subaru dealership in Wakefield to test drive a new Subaru Outback. Belmont, MA, customers can save money by finding Subaru incentives through our finance center when they buy or lease a 2023 Subaru Outback.

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    618 North Ave
    Wakefield, MA 01880

    • Sales: (781) 246-3331
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