Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester


Comparing the Toyota RAV4 to the Subaru Forester at Mark Jacobson Toyota

The Toyota RAV4 vs. the Subaru Forester

  • The Toyota RAV4 gets better fuel economy than the Subaru Forester, both in the city as well as on the highway, saving you money at the fuel pumps.
  • The RAV4 also offers higher horsepower than the Forester, ensuring you're up to speed faster.
  • The base RAV4 comes with a standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, ensuring a more leisurely and convenient ride than the Forester's 6-speed manual has to offer.
  • The RAV4 offers optional navigation and satellite radio, even on the base trim level; you'll have to pay for a higher trim level to get that option with the Forester.
  • You'll find more front hip and shoulder room in the RAV4 so you can sit more comfortably on those longer rides.
  • The standard cargo area in the RAV4 is 38.4 cubic feet, notably larger than the Forester's 34.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Moving to the highest trim levels - the Toyota RAV4 Platinum AWD and the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring - you'll find that the RAV4 offers better highway fuel economy, a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission that's more engaging than the Forester's CTV, standard Parking Assistance for convenience, more front hip and shoulder room as well as more rear head room for comfort, more standard and maximum cargo space, and more interior color options.
  • Test Drive a New RAV4


    Compact sports utility vehicles are everywhere and, of course, there's a lot of competition between them. However, if you ask us here at Mark Jacobson Toyota, the Toyota RAV4 should be right at the top of your list of compact SUV must-haves, and we're here to prove it as well! With so many rivals fighting for the top spot, we've got the facts about how the RAV4 compares to one of its main competitors - the Subaru Forester - in the list below. We welcome all Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Raleigh, Apex, and Wake Forest drivers to take a look and discover why we're so in love with Toyota's vehicle.

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