2018 Subaru Outback vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Subraru Outback Gray


2018 Toyota RAV4 Blue



Subaru AWD vs Toyota RAV4 AWD

The 2018 Subaru Outback features standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that's designed to keep your vehicle stable in a variety of road and weather conditions. Combined with the Outback's Lineartronic® CVT, you'll have outstanding fuel economy and handling no matter what the terrain throws at you.

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 offers an available All-Wheel Drive system with Dynamic Torque Control. If you opt for AWD (for which you'll pay more), you'll have access to the Dynamic Torque Control system, which distributes power to the wheels that need it most for maximum traction control.     

Subaru Outback Off Road vs Toyota RAV4 Off Road

The 2018 Subaru Outback's off-road capabilities come from its standard AWD and X-MODE® technology. To support your adventures, the Subaru Outback offers tons of cargo space and standard roof rails suitable for carrying mountain bikes and kayaks. You'll also have Hill Descent Control for steep grades.

Compare these features to the Toyota RAV4's Dynamic Torque Control system, available sport-tuned suspension, and driver-selectable modes that allow you to customize your fuel economy and performance in a variety of conditions. If you're looking for a great off-road experience with plenty of cargo space, the 2018 Subaru Outback fits the bill. That's not to say that the RAV4 can't keep up, but if you plan to be going on many adventures on roads less traveled, then the Outback offers a superior package to keep you safe and comfortable.   

Subaru Outback Towing vs Toyota RAV4 Towing

The Subaru Outback packs a punch in the towing department with its 2,700 lbs of towing capacity delivered by an available 256 hp 6-cylinder engine. One of the more interesting benefits of the Subaru Outback's engine design is that it offers a low center of gravity for improved handling and efficiency thanks to a horizontal engine layout.

Comparatively, the RAV4 Adventure grade offers a Tow Prep Package that can deliver up to 3500 lbs of towing capacity. In a dead towing heat, the RAV4 offers slightly better capability, but you'll pay for it with decreased fuel economy.

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