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2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

New 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Subaru
Forester

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New 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2021 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$24,795 to $34,895
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$28,500 to $37,030
Invoice* $23,375 to $32,541 $26,791 to $34,808
MPG - City 26 41
MPG - Hwy 33 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Forester than in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Forester will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Forester carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Forester is much slimmer than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Subaru Forester transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester has a little more horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Subaru Forester as you will in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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