2019 RAV4 vs. Forester Comparison

The Toyota RAV4, similarly to the Subaru Forester, came to market in North America during the 1990s. Both subsequently grew in offerings and size to offer more driver comfort, increased space, and enhanced utility.

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Published Date: 6/03/2019

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Safety

Each 2019 RAV4 comes standard equipped with Toyota Safety Sense® 2.0 (TSS 2.0).

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Safety

  • Every 2019 RAV4 comes with ToyotaCare no-cost factory scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Comparable 2019 Forester factory scheduled maintenance plans will cost extra and vary by dealer.
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Performance

Toyota believes in building every vehicle with "Quality, Dependability, and Reliability" in mind. In fact, Kelley Blue Book® awarded Toyota the award for Best Resale Value Brand in 2018. Eco-sensitive features and a responsive engine contribute to the RAV4’s performance in this section.

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Performance

  • The 2019 RAV4 has 203 horsepower and the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid has 219 net system horsepower.
  • The 2019 Forester has 182 horsepower.
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Interior

Small comforts go far when it comes to investing in a new car. Having been around for more than twenty years, RAV4 carries a legacy of not only being fuel-efficient, but offering a comfortable ride as well.

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Interior

  • In a base grade comparison, the Forester comes with four speakers and the RAV4 LE comes with six speakers.
  • In a base grade comparison, the Forester has a 6.5 in. touch-screen while the RAV4 LE has a 7 in. touch-screen.
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Conclusion: RAV4 vs. Forester

The Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester both stand the test of time, offering great options in a vehicle. RAV4 delivers more HP and similar fuel economy compared to the Forester. But the RAV4 offers a hybrid version which the Forester does not. While RAV4 offers all-wheel and front-wheel drive options, all Foresters are all-wheel drive.

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Conclusion: RAV4 vs. Forester

  • The 2019 RAV4 has 203 horsepower, and the 2019 RAV4 Hybrid has 219 net system horsepower vs. Forester’s 182 horsepower.
  • Every 2019 RAV4 comes with ToyotaCare no-cost factory scheduled maintenance for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Comparable 2019 Forester factory scheduled maintenance plans will cost extra and vary by dealer.
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