2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is featured in the top half of the compact SUV rankings, with very few rivals offering better performance and interiors than this model. The Subaru Crosstrek may be a solid contender in this class, but car buyers have a better choice in the latest RAV4. This comparison will tell you why.

Design & Style

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek can seat up to 5 people, with plenty of legroom and headroom on offer. However, the seats are not that supportive for long drives. The inviting cabin features plenty of soft-touch materials, along with hard plastics.

On the other hand, RAV4 can seat up to 5 people with enough acreage to stretch out. The seats are both comfortable and supportive for longer drives. In terms of interior design, the cabin looks sleek and clean with plenty of soft-touch materials. The build quality feels strong, and the overall appearance is quite attractive.

Technology & Safety

The Crosstrek comes equipped with the Starlink infotainment system, which includes a 4-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, USB port, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The infotainment system has excellent graphics, but the controls are not easy to navigate. Rearview Camera is the only standard safety feature in the base model.  

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 features an Entune infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi hot spot, 6-speaker audio system, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay. You can opt for upgrades like 11-speaker JBL audio system, satellite radio, 8-inch touch screen and navigation. The Entune system of Toyota is one of the best among the rivals, thanks to the responsive touch screen and intuitive interface, which makes it easy to use. Physical buttons are also available for your convenience.


Performance is a crucial factor to consider when considering to purchase a car. Crosstrek is a decent vehicle, but you cannot expect it to win you races. The 152 HP 4-cylinder engine is confined to delivering average acceleration, which may be good enough for driving around the city, but feels unenergetic in highway conditions.

On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a better choice with a 203 HP 4-cylinder engine that is quite peppy compared to Cross Trek. It may be a little loud, but it offers ample acceleration and power to your liking.

The Bottom Line

There are plenty of changes for the redesigned Toyota RAV4 for the year 2019. However, a lot of peculiar features have been retained that has made it a popular choice, over the years. With plenty of passenger and cargo space, this family-friendly vehicle is quite easy to drive. There are many attributes that push RAV4 above Crosstrek in terms of compact SUV rankings.

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At Interstate Toyota, we practice a customer-first approach, and your satisfaction is our foremost priority. If you want to know how this stellar auto performs on the road, do drop by our showroom in person or call us in advance to book your Toyota RAV4 test drive appointment.



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