2019 Subaru Outback 

 2019 Toyota RAV4 

A More Adventurous Crossover for Long Island: What Does the Subaru Outback Hold Over its Competition?

If the Subaru lineup had a designated "flag ship" car, it would probably be the Subaru Outback, as this compact crossover embodies all of the best accolades of the Subaru brand. The 2019 Subaru Outback continues all of these outstanding accolades and builds on them some more in ways that a Subaru can, adding on new standard all-wheel drive, a range of convenient safety technologies, and different options for performance and powertrain to make this compact crossover wagon adventure credible! The best way to show you all that the 2019 Subaru Outback has to offer is to compare it with one of its top competitors from the Toyota brand: the 2019 Toyota RAV4.

Once you're convinced that the Outback is your next crossover, then you should come test drive one right here at Riverhead Bay Subaru. Our dealership is located in Riverhead, NY on Old Country Road, less than 40 minutes away from Sayville!

Performance and Capability

  • While both of these midsize crossovers run on robust, yet efficient four-cylinder engines, the base engine of the Subaru Outback offers torque output at a quicker response time, providing much-needed energy to the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system and a less clunky acceleration. The Outback generates 174 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 cylinder-revolutions per minute (rpm) while the Toyota RAV4 generates 184 pound-feet at 5,000 rpm.
  • Despite the RAV4 contributing a higher horsepower output, the Subaru Outback offers more fuel economy over the long-term, as its fuel tank can hold up to 18.5 gallons and this crossover can cruise up to 592 miles on the highway outside Smithtown, NY before requiring fuel. The Toyota RAV4 has a highway cruising range of 493 total miles and its fuel tank can hold up to 14.5 gallons of gas.
  • Finally, the Subaru Outback sits at a much higher ground clearance, which gives you a better line of sight on your surroundings when taking on the off-road terrain in Long Island, NY.

Interior Dimensions

You might notice that these two crossovers are similarly built and framed but looks can be deceiving. While there might be some advantages to the Toyota RAV4 and its interior, you might find that it falls short of the Subaru Outback in many ways when it comes to passenger space.

Subaru Outback

  • Headroom (front/rear): 40.8/38.9 inches
  • Leg Room (front/rear): 42.9/38.1 inches
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 108.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 36 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (with rear seatbacks folded in): 73 cubic feet

Toyota RAV4

  • Headroom (front/rear): 37.7/39.5 inches
  • Leg Room (front/rear): 41/37.8 inches
  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 98.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume: 37.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (with rear seatbacks folded in): 69.8 cubic feet

Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Outback 


Vs Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4 

Standard Features

If there is one thing both crossovers are known for, it is their safety, with both offering some innovative standard driver-assist technologies through their respective service providers. However, when it comes to the amount of extra conveniences and charms you can enjoy, the Subaru Outback does not tend to cut the base trim short, so even if you choose this one, you will still enjoy such standard features as:

  • Roof rack with integrated cross-bars and tie-downs
  • Alloy wheels (more lightweight than standard steel wheels of RAV4)
  • CD Player
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio capability
  • Android Auto™ capability
  • Dusk-Sensing automatic headlights

Test Drive the 2019 Subaru Outback Today!

If you want to enjoy a lot more convenience, comfort, and off-road worthiness for much less, then the 2019 Subaru Outback is the midsize crossover in Riverhead that is made for you! Stop by Riverhead Bay Subaru to test drive one today at our Long Island, NY dealership located just a 40-minute drive outside of Brentwood. See you soon!