Why Should You Choose the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Instead of the Toyota RAV4?

If you're looking for a new compact SUV near Truckee, be sure to check out the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. This vehicle offers energetic performance and impressive capabilities that can take on all kinds of driving adventures. It also offers modern features that comfort, convenience and safety to your drive. When you get behind the wheel of a new Crosstrek, you can expect an amazing ride.

Other vehicles like the Toyota RAV4 also offer responsive handling and smart features for your enjoyment. So why should you choose the Crosstrek instead? At our Carson City dealership, we would be happy to provide all the information you need to decide. Check out the comparison below to see what makes the Crosstrek stand out.

Subaru Crosstrek vs Toyota RAV4


The Crosstrek has a lower starting price than the RAV4, allowing you to save more. Both models also offer impressive reliability, so you can enjoy your ride for many more miles.


These two vehicles both offer a balance of power and efficiency for a well-balanced ride. Additionally, the Crosstrek offers a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed continuously-variable transmission, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. The RAV4 only offers one transmission option.


The Crosstrek comes standard with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, allowing you to stay in control and enjoy great performance in all kinds of conditions throughout the Gardnerville and South Lake Tahoe areas. It also offers available X-MODE for added control in slippery conditions. In the RAV4, you won't find X-MODE. And to get AWD in the RAV4, you have to pay extra. Both vehicles can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Size and Space

Both the Crosstrek and the RAV4 are compact SUVs with seating for five. The Crosstrek has a bit more space, offering 100.9 cubic feet of passenger space with 39.8 inches of front headroom and 43.1 inches of front legroom. The RAV4 only offers 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space with 39.5 inches of front headroom and 41 inches of front legroom.


Both vehicles offer high-tech safety features to help you stay on track. You can find features like Pre-Collision Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning for your safety. Additionally, the Crosstrek offers Pre-Collision Throttle Management, which can reduce engine power to help mitigate a collision; this feature is not available in the RAV4.


Both vehicles offer features like split-folding rear seats for your convenience, along with rearview cameras for convenience and Apple CarPlay for enjoyment. The Crosstrek also offers Android Auto and Wi-Fi for your enjoyment, which is not available in the RAV4. It comes standard with roof rails for your convenience; roof rails are an extra-cost feature in the RAV4. Additionally, the Crosstrek offers Reverse Automatic Braking for added simplicity, which you won't find in the RAV4.

If you're interested in learning more about what makes the 2019 Crosstrek a great choice, come on over to our Carson City, NV dealership serving the Minden area. We will gladly show you our available vehicles, answer your questions and set up a test drive so you can see for yourself what this vehicle has to offer and decide if it's the right fit for you. Then we can help you get the auto loan or lease you need to get behind the wheel of a new Crosstrek of your own.

Michael Hohl Subaru

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