Conclusion: RAV4 vs. Forester

The 2021 RAV4 and the Forester SUVs are both great vehicles for driving in varied weather and road conditions. Both come with useful safety features and offer excellent performance. However, the RAV4 stands out with its suite of active safety features, its performance capability, and its standard interior features.

  • The ToyotaCare factory-scheduled maintenance plan comes standard with your lease or purchase of the 2021 RAV4.
  • The RAV4 has a standard touchscreen that's a half-inch larger than the touchscreen found in the Forester.
  • The RAV4 comes standard with six speakers compared to the Forester's four to give you a better surround-sound experience in the RAV4.
  • You can upgrade your interior for less than it costs with the comparable Forester when you choose the RAV4 LE Hybrid, which comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control.
  • The RAV4 offers more drivetrain options, including FWD, AWD, plus different AWD variations depending on the RAV4 model you choose.
  • Only the RAV4 is available with a hybrid engine option for better fuel economy.