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2022 Subaru Forester vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
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2023 Toyota
RAV4

MSRP*: $27,975 to $37,680
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 - 33 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 69.1 - 74.2 ft3 69.7 - 69.8 ft3
Engine
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 203-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 hp 203 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 3,000 lbs 1,500 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.7 in 180.9 - 181.5 in
Exterior Width 71.5 - 72.2 in 73.0 - 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota RAV4, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Forester will have less of an impact on your bank account 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.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, allowing you to more easily maneuver 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.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Forester doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Subaru Forester as you will in the Toyota RAV4.