The adventurous and versatile 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Toyota RAV4 compact SUVs each have the potential to provide smooth handling and superior control during your travels around Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope.

Which model has everything you're looking for in your new car? Our team at Koby Subaru is here to help you answer that question with our comparison of the Subaru Outback vs. the Toyota RAV4.

Interior Dimensions: 2020 Outback vs 2020 RAV4

Even with a more nimble, easy-to-handle compact SUV, drivers still want enough space inside to accommodate passengers as well as cargo. With the Subaru Outback, you'll get 109 cubic feet of passenger volume to be shared among the five seats. Up front, you and your passenger will enjoy 40.1 inches of headroom and 42.8 inches of legroom.

The RAV4 can also fit five passengers but only has a passenger volume of 98.9 cubic feet. The front seats in the Toyota RAV4 are also supplied with less space with 37.7 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom.

The passengers in the rear seats of the Outback will also be able to comfortably stretch out with 39.5 inches of legroom. Compare that to the 2020 RAV4 that gives its rear passengers just 37.8 inches of legroom.

Both cars also give you the versatility to fold down the second-row seats and use the interior space for cargo. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 has a maximum cargo capacity of 69.8 cubic feet. The cargo volume inside the Outback reaches a greater maximum of 75.7 cubic feet.

Comparing the Capabilities of the Outback vs RAV4

When driving the 2020 Subaru Outback, you'll gain exceptional handling and control wherever you go and whenever you get behind the wheel. This is thanks to the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and X-MODE® that are engineered to provide supreme traction, stability, and control while driving. The RAV4 also has an AWD system, but it isn't found in every trim level as with the 2020 Outback.

Under the hood of the Toyota RAV4 sits a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. You can also tow smaller trailers and equipment with 1,500 pounds of standard towing capacity.

The available 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine maxes out the power of the Outback with a much higher 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. It also has a standard towing capacity of 2,700 pounds, and a max towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, so you can hitch up larger trailers, various types of boats, and more with the Subaru Outback.

The Technology Comparison

Both cars come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration to connect your smartphone to the vehicle's display screen instead of having to physically handle a mobile device during the drive. The Outback takes things even further by coming with Pandora® as well as Aha™ integration to allow you to access even more apps.

Learn More About the 2020 Subaru Outback

After comparing the Subaru Outback vs. the Toyota RAV4, you'll probably have a better sense of which vehicle will bring more convenience and fun to your regular drives around Mobile, Daphne, and Fairhope. If you're leaning toward the 2020 Outback, you can check out our inventory of this SUV here at Koby Subaru. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

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