Midsize SUVs can start to look similar after a while. If you are in the market for a new family vehicle, you've probably checked out the 2021 Subaru Outback , which is available at our Houston, TX Subaru dealership. It's not the only vehicle in this class, of course. The Toyota RAV4 may also be on your list of contenders.

How can you tell which is the best bet for your needs? Gillman Subaru Southwest has put together this comparison to help you decide.

Performance, Capability and Specs

This mid-size Subaru SUV is strong, capable, and convenient. You get seating for five, with more passenger volume (109 vs. 98.9) and total cargo room (75.7 cubic feet vs 69.8 cubic feet) than the Toyota RAV4.

As for performance, the Subaru Outback's available 2.4-liter Turbocharged engine delivers 260 horsepower, which beats the 203-horsepower engine in the Toyota RAV4.

Then we have fuel efficiency. The Subaru Outback has a combined MPG of 29 vs. 28 MPG. Plus, the Outback has a larger fuel tank so you'll get further on a tank of gas.

Safety Systems Comparison

Safety is always a top priority in a family vehicle. The Subaru Outback comes standard with EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, offering a variety of state-of-the-art systems from the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation system to All-Around Awareness Technology. Plus, if you ever experience an emergency on the road, the STARLINK® Safety and Security System provides notification and automatic assistance.

The Toyota RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense®, which also offers an array of driver-assist systems, including the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, and Dynamic Cruise Control.

Infotainment Features

Technology is the other thing you want on board. The standard STARLINK Multimedia System in the Subaru Outback puts all the bells and whistles within reach, starting with a 11.6-inch touchscreen. You also get Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM integration, SiriusXM radio, and voice-activated radio standard on all trims. Plus, enhance your entertainment with the available Harman Kardon® Sound System.

The Toyota RAV4 has similar standard infotainment features, such as smartphone integration, Wi-Fi access, and SiriusXM radio.

Buying a 2021 Subaru Outback at Our Houston Car Dealer 

To buy or lease a 2021 Outback, come in for a test drive at our Subaru dealership in Houston, TX . Our trusted Subaru dealers will help you through every step of the Subaru financing and servicing process throughout your Subaru ownership. Stop by for a test drive today!