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.
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.
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.
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.
With similar torque, the Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.
The Subaru Forester has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.
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.
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.
The Subaru Forester comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota RAV4.
Compare the 2014 Subaru Forester and the 2013 Toyota RAV4.
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MSRP*: $21,995 - $32,995
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MSRP*: $23,300 - $28,410
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.72%|
|City MPG:||22 - 24||22 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||28 - 32||29 - 31|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,811 - $30,836||$21,786 - $26,563|
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