Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem Compares 2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota RAV4

There are always comparisons made between vehicles. After all, that's what SUVs were created for. At Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem, a match up pitting 2021 Subaru Crosstrek against Toyota RAV4 will surely cement the Subaru hallmark of tough dependability and safety.


2021 Subaru Crosstrek

Proven Performance

  • The new, powerful 2.0L, direct-injection SUBARU BOXER, four-cylinder engine provides for 34/27 mpg (highway/city) and 182 hp, while fed by fuel reserves of 16.6-gal. Torque generated is rated at 145 lb.-ft. A six-speed manual transmission gives you the power to seamlessly shift.
  • The Crosstrek Hybrid comes with a 2.0L, SUBARU BOXER engine coupled with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor. Here, 90 mpge are gained, joined with 137 hp, 134 lb.-ft. in torque and 1,000-lbs. of towing capacity.
  • For base model Crosstrek and trims of Premium, Sport and Limited, towing capacity of 1,500-lbs., traction control and symmetrical all-wheel-drive will pull watercraft to Delaware River beachheads.

Interior Amenities Abound

  • Passenger volume incorporates 100.9 cu.-ft., and cargo space of 20.8 cu.-ft. With rear seatbacks lowered, cargo volume expands to 55.3 cu.-ft., replete with two grocery bag hooks and four tie-down hooks. For guests, rear legroom is stretched to 36.5-inches, front legroom measures 43.1-inches.
  • Instrument cluster displays speedometer and tachometer, fuel-economy gauges and a 2.4-in. LCD driver display. SUBARU STARLINK® offers a centralized 6.5-in. multi-media display system with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® integration.

Award-Winning Safety Features

  • Rear-vision camera, daytime-running lights, tire-pressure monitoring, brake override capability and four-wheel anti-lock braking create a safe sanctuary.
  • An all-encompassing airbag deployment and positioning system lends unprecedented safety as it surrounds the occupants from front to side and back, and whiplash protection seen in adjustable front-seat head restraints.

2021 Toyota RAV4


  • Fuel economy is similar to Subaru Crosstrek in 35/27 mpg (highway/city), as is the standard engine comprising a 2.5L, four-cylinder set-up. A Direct-Shift, eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive generates 203 hp and 184 lb.-ft. in torque. Fuel reserves are shallow with only 14.5-gal., as opposed to Crosstrek's depth of fuel capacity.
  • Up to six hybrid versions are available with RAV4. Base model LE Hybrid features a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine coupled with an electric motor positioned on front and rear axles. Front-axle positioned motor horsepower is rated to 118 and generated torque has been measured at 149 lb.-ft., slight similarities with Subaru Crosstrek.
  • Towing capacity of 1,500-lbs. matches that of Subaru Crosstrek. A whole host of weather packages incorporating heated steering wheel, de-icing capability, rain-sensing windshield wipers, to name just a few, are not standard with base model RAV4 LE.

Interior Amenities

  • Rear and front legroom measures just under that of Subaru Crosstrek with 37.8-, 41.0-inches respectively, with cargo spacing of 37.6-inches behind rear seat. Total passenger volume is slightly less than Subaru Crosstrek, comprising 98.9 cu.-ft.
  • Audio configuration comes with a 7-in. touchscreen for displaying all the essential smartphone apps such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth. Certain connected services are regulated to free trial periods consisting of anywhere between 3-months to one year.

Standard Safety Features

  • Eight airbags protect driver and front passenger, tire-pressure monitoring and rear-view camera are comparable to Subaru Crosstrek. Though, a dedicated brake-override system for preventing unintentional acceleration is not found in RAV4 as it is with Subaru Crosstrek.
  • Vehicle proximity notification, back-up camera with gridlines and front-rear parking assist are missing with base model LE. What is found with LE are roof rack crossbars, mudguards and cargo netting, much like Subaru Crosstrek.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek, Faulkner Subaru Bethlehem's Noteworthy SUV

When two vehicles are almost evenly matched, affordability becomes a concern. With 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, the lessened MSRP in comparison with Toyota RAV4 is something to consider. Pound-for-pound, Subaru Crosstrek excels well past cost given 98% of all Subarus bought within the last 10-years are still on the road.

So, with your curiosity intact, visit our local Bethlehem area dealership today.

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