Compare 2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Subaru Outback
2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Subaru Outback


2021 Toyota RAV4

2.5L 4cyl


2.5L 4 cyl
182 HP


203 HP
26 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 35 hwy*

Serving Duluth, GA

If a rugged and reliable car is on your mind for your next vehicle, the Subaru Outback at Subaru of Gwinnett is the perfect choice. The 2021 Subaru Outback, which you can conveniently take for an online test drive with Subaru of Gwinnett, is one of the most popular SUVs on the market. The Subaru Outback has been a top choice for more than two decades. While many SUVs blend into the crowd, including the Outback's competitor, the 2021 Toyota RAV4, the Subaru Outback manages to remain distinct with each passing model year. The Outback is known for its exceptional performance, including its truck-like ground clearance of nearly nine inches, which makes it more agile than the Toyota RAV4 and other cars in its class. The 2021 Outback is the most appealing and value-oriented Outback model yet with the addition of more safety technology in this year's Outback. Adaptive LED headlights are also added as a standard component. Along with more off-road capabilities, the 2021 Outback is more exciting to drive than the Toyota RAV4, and it has a roomier, more tech-savvy cabin.


The 2021 Subaru Outback online test drive offered through Subaru of Gwinnett is a perfect chance to experience the Subaru's performance and handling capabilities. You can choose between two engines with the 2021 Outback, including a turbo engine on the top trim levels. The standard engine on this year's Outback is a 2.5L with a four-cylinder layout. The standard engine on the Subaru reaches 182 HP in total power, but you can upgrade to the turbo engine for a higher power output of 260 HP if you want more speed and power. Torque output ranges from 176 LB-FT with the first engine to 277 LB-FT on the top engine. Both engines come with Subaru's continuously variable transmission. The Toyota RAV4 only has one engine for all trims, which provides up to 203 HP max. While all-wheel drive is standard with the Subaru Outback at Subaru of Gwinnett, you'll need to upgrade to all-wheel drive with the Toyota.


In the competitive class of midsize SUVs, it can be a challenge to find a car that stands out from the others. However, that's not the case with the Outback, as you'll see when you book your 2021 Subaru Outback online test drive with our dealership. The Subaru Outback has a distinctive athletic design that is equally sporty and hardy. This year, the Subaru Outback adds innovative adaptive LED headlights that give it an even more rugged appearance. Other standard exterior components with the Subaru include 17-inch alloy wheels, which are upgraded to 18-inch alloy wheels on the Limited trim and above. The Limited also has a hands-free liftgate. All trim levels of the Subaru Outback are equipped with roof rails that have integrated crossbars for more storage capacity. LED fog lights are standard beginning with the second Outback trim. The Toyota RAV4 doesn't get advanced LED headlights, and roof rails are not standard. Taller roof rails are only offered on the Toyota through a package.

Interior and Features

An online test drive of the Subaru Outback is also a great way to check out all of its impressive interior features. The Subaru Outback seats five people in two rows, with large and spacious seats included across the lineup. Seating material varies for the Outback depending on the trim you select. The base trim gets cloth upholstery, while leather seats are a standard upgrade with the higher-end trim levels. The Subaru Outback also includes more safety technology in 2021, including a rear seat reminder. With the Outback comes a 6.5-inch infotainment system to start with, while you can upgrade to a larger 11.6-inch infotainment system instead. The Toyota RAV4 has less space in its cabin than the Outback, and its technology is more limited, with the largest infotainment system maxing out at eight inches.

Contact Subaru of Gwinnett today for more on the 2021 Subaru Outback.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.