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2018 Subaru Outback


2018 Toyota RAV4

2.5 L 4-Cylinder BOXTER


2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder
25 city / 32 hwy

Fuel Economy

23 city / 30 hwy
175 lb.-ft.


172 lb.-ft.

Differences Between 2018 Subaru Outback & 2018 Toyota RAV4

Serving Tallahassee, Valdosta, and Panama City, FL

Available in six editions, the 2018 Subaru Outback is a robust crossover SUV that offers legendary mechanical technology. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV that prioritizes efficiency. The BOXER powertrain, Symmetrical AWD and X-MODE make the Outback a better choice for off-road trips. This Subaru also has the EyeSight Driver Assist and other class-leading driving aides that can't be matched by the RAV4.


  • 2.5L BOXER Engine
  • 3.6L BOXER Engine
  • Lineartronic CVT
  • Symmetrical AWD
  • X-MODE

Delivering up to 175 horsepower, the 2.5 L BOXER engine is standard in most of the 2018 Subaru Outback trims. The 3.6 L BOXER engine produces just more than 255 hp and under 250 lb-ft of torque. You won't get more than 172 hp from the 2018 Toyota RAV4's 2.5 L engine. Subaru's Lineartronic CVT offers more gear options and custom settings than the RAV4's six-speed automatic transmission. The Outback also boasts the Symmetrical AWD that maintains better traction than Toyota's On Demand AWD or Dynamic Torque Control AWD. Additionally, the X-MODE is a sophisticated system that optimizes the engine, brakes, gearbox and other mechanical components.

2018 Subaru Outback Interior


  • 8.0-Inch STARLINK Multimedia
  • Harman Kardon Sound System
  • Smartphone Connectivity

Subaru has updated its signature STARLINK infotainment system for the 2018 Outback. This advanced multimedia platform has an 8.0-inch touch screen, which has a better interface than the Toyota RAV4's 7.0-inch Entune platform. The navigation software in the STARLINK system is powered by TomTom, and you can also download the Magellan application for extra guidance. A dozen speakers by Harman Kardon play music on SiriusXM, Aha, iHeartRadio and Pandora in the Outback. You won't find as many music channels in the Toyota RAV4, which offers up to 11 speakers by JBL GreenEdge. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay also give this Subaru an upper hand in smartphone connectivity.

2018 Subaru Outback Exterior


  • EyeSight Driver Assist
  • Reverse Automatic Braking
  • High Beam Assist
  • Steering Responsive Headlights
  • STARLINK Safety and Security
  • Energy-Absorbing Steering Column

Available in the 2018 Outback 2.5i Premium and above trims, the EyeSight Driver Assist comes with five accident-avoidance features, including the Pre-Collision Braking. The Reverse Automatic Braking is an all-new driving aide that prevents a crash when you back up. Driving in low-visibility conditions is made easier by the LED-powered Steering Response Headlights and High Beam Assist. This Subaru crossover SUV also offers traditional technology that checks your blind zones. A rear vision camera with color-coded guiding lines is available in the 2018 Outback. Despite its advanced features, the Toyota RAV4's Safety Sense P lacks some of the capabilities of the EyeSight technology.

The 2018 Subaru Outback crossover SUV offers better performance, safety and digital technology than the 2018 Toyota RAV4. Come to Proctor Subaru in Tallahassee, FL, with your family and explore the capabilities and amenities of Outback.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary