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2015 Subaru Forester vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru Forester offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota RAV4, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Forester as you will with the Toyota RAV4, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Subaru Forester is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Subaru Forester will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota RAV4.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Forester is much slimmer than the Toyota RAV4, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Forester takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota RAV4.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Subaru Forester will do just as well as the Toyota RAV4, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Subaru Forester has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4. The Subaru Forester has less cargo space than the Toyota RAV4, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Subaru Forester comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.

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2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095

2015 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $23,680 - $29,850
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City MPG: 22 - 24 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 28 - 32 29 - 31
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,995 - $30,927 $22,142 - $27,910

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