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2015 Toyota Venza vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Venza than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Venza.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Venza, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Toyota Venza is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Toyota Venza and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Venza is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Toyota Venza, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota Venza transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Toyota Venza has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Subaru Forester is clearly the choice over the Toyota Venza for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Venza has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota Venza and the Subaru Forester. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Toyota Venza as you will in the Subaru Forester.

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

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2015 Toyota
Venza

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MSRP*: $28,915 - $39,790

2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 20 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 25 - 26 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,456 - $36,209 $20,995 - $30,927

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