2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Toyota RAV4
2020 Subaru Outback 2020 Toyota RAV4
All-Wheel Drive
  Standard $1,400 Option
Alloy Wheels
  Standard Optional
Front Leg Room
  42.8 in. 41.0 in.
Rear Leg Room
  39.5 in. 37.8 in.
Fuel Capacity
  18.5 gal. 14.5 gal.

2020 Subaru Outback vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

Serving New Bern, NC

The Subaru Outback and the Toyota RAV4 are both exemplary best-selling crossover SUV models. Over the years, both cars have built a reputation for themselves in the market. For 2020, both models have been significantly redesigned, and they are not looking to rely on their legacy going forward.


The Outback is powered by a newly redesigned 2.5L Boxer 4-cylinder engine that gives up to 182HP and 176lb-ft of torque, fitted with auto start-stop technology for better mileage around the city. An available 2.4L 6-cylinder engine produces 260HP for the Outback and 277lb-ft of torque. Both engines come linked to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which offers the driver faster acceleration than the traditional automatic transmission. The RAV4 is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, producing 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque with an option of front or rear-wheel drive.


Both the Outback and the RAV4 feature a whole range of safety features and driver-assistance technology, but in overall safety ratings, the Outback emerges at the top. The 2020 outback comes fitted with the Subaru Driver Focus Distraction Mitigation System, which operates like a co-pilot and helps alert the driver when they are distracted or drowsy. Both the RAV4 and the Outback also come with a blind-spot detection system. This system warns you with an indicator in each side mirror if another vehicle enters your blind spots. A standard lane-keeping assist system is also available. The Outback also comes installed with the updated Subaru STARLINK safety and security system, which helps keeps your car safe. It alerts the driver in the event of an accident via a mobile or computer application. An SOS Emergency Assistance gets you roadside help and support with a push of a button.


The 2020 Toyota RAV4 comes with a base 7.0- Inch touchscreen or the available 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android integration capability and a Scout GPS link. The upgraded infotainment system can be fitted with a JBL premium audio system, GPS navigation, and a wireless charging pad for smartphones. The new Outback comes with an available 11.6-inch Touchscreen that provides intuitive control over the Starlink Multimedia system. It also includes the standard Apple CarPlay and Android integration. The Outback also features a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that allows everyone to conveniently check their mail, stream TV shows, and play games. A premium Harman Kardon audio system with 12 speakers, including a subwoofer, produces clear, crisp, and dynamic sound when enjoying your favorite tunes.

While both models have a myriad of similarities, the 2020 Subaru Outback provides better performance, a more luxurious interior, and much better off-road capability than the 2020 Toyota RAV4. If you are ready to experience the 2020 Subaru Outback, stop by our dealership and test-drive it today.