2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Outback

When it comes to finding an attractive and well-equipped compact crossover, there can be a dizzying array of options. In this 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison, we are going to pit two sporty high-performers against each other to see which ends up on top. Either of these options can offer engaging driving, a tall ride height and plenty of interior space, but we have a preference for the Toyota model. Not just because that is our brand, but because of the slight advantage it brings in several key areas.

Looking at the base models of these two crossovers, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 SE offers slightly more horsepower than the base engine on the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i. The 2017 RAV4 also has a slight lead on room behind the rear seats and maximum cargo space when all of the seats are folded down. The base 2017 Toyota RAV4 can deliver all of this for all for a slightly lower starting MSRP than its Subaru competitor. To learn more about the 2017 Toyota RAV4, or to schedule a test drive in Rochester MN, fill out the form on this page or contact a member of the Rochester Toyota sales team.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 VS 2017 Subaru Outback
$24,910 Starting MSRP $25,645
2.5-liter 4-cylinder (176 hp) Base Engine 2.5-L 4-cylinder(175 hp)
73.4 cubic feet Max. Cargo 73.3 cubic feet
6 Standard Speakers 4

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There are also other advantages to going with the Toyota in this 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison. The 2017 RAV4 offers engaging handling, and an all-round attractive look that can be equally at home on the daily highway commute and when tacking gravely paths off the main road. While the 2017 Subaru Outback has some advantages with standard all-wheel drive, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is also available with all-wheel drive on all trim levels. Even with standard front-wheel drive, the RAV4 can deliver responsive and engaging acceleration that drivers can appreciate in highway passing.

Toyota vehicles by and large also deliver some of the top reliability in the automotive world. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 can combine good looks, engine power, off-roading potential and a bold attitude to satisfy a wide range of drivers. Schedule a test drive for the 2017 Toyota RAV4 LE, XLE, SE, Limited, Platinum or Hybrid today, and feel and see the quality for yourself.


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rear view of a white 2017 Toyota RAV4 in front of mountains
rear cargo area of the 2017 Toyota RAV4