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2022 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

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2022 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $26,945 to $39,945
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2021 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

MSRP*: $28,500 to $37,330
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Invoice* $25,325 to $37,240 $26,791 to $35,091
MPG - City 22 - 26 MPG 41 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.7 ft3 69.8 ft3
Engine Horizontal Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 182 - 260 hp 176 hp
Towing Capacity 2,700 - 3,500 lbs 1,750 lbs
Exterior Length 191.3 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 73.0 - 74.6 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru Outback offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Subaru Outback will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Outback as you will with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Subaru Outback is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Outback will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Subaru Outback is about the same width as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. If you go with the Subaru Outback, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Handling
The Subaru Outback has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Subaru Outback is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Outback greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Subaru Outback does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Subaru Outback has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Warranty
The Subaru Outback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.