For those long drives around Bloomfield, Newark, and Clifton, you're going to need a capable SUV that offers reliable performance, a spacious interior, and plenty of high-tech features. If that's the type of vehicle that you want, then keep reading; the 2020 Subaru Outback or the Toyota RAV4 are both great choices.

That's why our Lynnes Subaru team created this Subaru Outback vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison. We encourage you to take advantage of this comparison so that you can make the most informed decision.

Performance Specs of the Outback vs RAV4

The 2020 Subaru Outback and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 are each known for being easy to drive, offering both drivers and passengers a smooth ride. While they're both great options for the city, the suburbs, and the highways, the Subaru Outback is the better pick for getting off the beaten path.

First of all, it's got 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Next, it's got X-MODE®, which fine-tunes Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System to maximize your traction on slippery surfaces. Snow and rain, beware! Finally, X-MODE® includes Hill Descent Control, further boosting your stability and confidence when heading downhill.

On the other hand, while the RAV4 can go off the road, it doesn't offer the same exact systems as the Outback. Therefore, it might not be quite as stable on those treacherously bumpy hills or tricky trails.

The best thing about the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is that it's a standard feature. In other words, all the Outback models automatically come with technology that's able to distribute power evenly among all four wheels. Unfortunately, while the RAV4 has AWD, it doesn't come standard.

Subaru Outback vs Toyota RAV4: Interior & Amenities

If you need lots of space for five people, the Outback and the RAV4 have both got you covered, especially in the front row. For example, Subaru's SUV gives the driver and the passenger 40.1 inches of headroom, 42.8 inches of legroom, and even 58.1 inches of shoulder room. All in all, it adds up to 109 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Toyota's SUV comes pretty close, but it's not quite there. It offers 37.7 inches of front headroom, 41 inches of front legroom, and 57.8 inches of front shoulder room. That's just 98.9 cubic feet for passengers.

You can choose to outfit either vehicle with plenty of amenities that are designed to help keep you comfortable, including available heated front and rear seats and even an available heated steering wheel.

Likewise, both feature optional dual-zone automatic climate control systems, which let you and your front-seat passenger independently select your preferred temperatures.

Outback vs RAV4 Technology Features

Last, but certainly not least, the 2020 Subaru Outback was built to keep you entertained for the duration of the drive. Regardless of whether that drive is down the street to the office or across the entire country, you'll have the following features inside the Outback:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • USB Port, 7-Inch Display Screen
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Channels
  • Bluetooth® Connectivity Technology

Fortunately, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is also well-equipped to keep you entertained with a 7-inch display that has similar features as a part of its multimedia system. The 2020 Outback offers a larger view, though, with an available 11.6-inch touchscreen display. The biggest display available in the Toyota RAV4 is just an 8-inch touchscreen.

What's the Verdict?

At the end of the day, the verdict of the Outback vs. RAV4 is completely up to you. However, if you'd like to experience Subaru's 2020 Outback for yourself, then you should get in touch with Lynnes Subaru as soon as possible to set up your test drive today. Just call us on the phone, contact us on our website, or stop by from Clifton, Newark, or Bloomfield, NJ, today.  

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