The Outback has a reputation as both a family-friendly crossover and a rugged, reliable vehicle. The latest Outback comes with both impressive performance features for rough driving conditions but also offers highly advanced technology and exceptional comfort. While the Outback has proven itself as the ideal commuter car for Allentown drivers, it has also has competition from other impressive vehicles.

As many shoppers do, Lehigh County drivers are likely considering their options. Let's see how the new Subaru Outback fairs against the features of the new Toyota RAV4, and hopefully you will have a better idea of which crossover suits your daily driving in the Bucks County, PA, area best.

The Outback and RAV4 Go Head-to-Head


Both the Outback and RAV4 have plenty of impressive features, but how do they compare when you look at each aspect of what they have to offer? Let's see how each crossover stacks up.


At first, you will see that the RAV4 offers slightly more horsepower than the Outback with its 203-horsepower engine to the Outback's 175-horsepower engine. However, the Outback does 256-horsepower engine for those that are interested in more speed and power.


Northampton County drivers will find impressive technology for both crossovers. The RAV4 offers Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration, but the Outback comes with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ for a wider range of drivers to enjoy.


The RAV4 comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 safety system, and the Outback comes with standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. On the surface, it appears that the RAV4 has more standard safety technology, but when you look at the IIHS safety ratings, the Outback is a Top Safety Pick+, which is the highest possible rating, while the RAV4 did not receive a Top Safety Pick rating.

The Results


The more you look into what each crossover has to offer, the more the new Outback comes out on top. It has more powerful engine options, more technology, and better safety ratings. To learn more about the new Outback, be sure to check out our current selection of 2019 Outback models in Bethlehem!

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