Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester

Many drivers in the Philadelphia, Trevose and Bensalem areas are bouncing back and forth between the Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Subaru Forester. They’re great vehicles that offer ample cabin space, incredible capabilities and impressive fuel economies!

While both have a lot to offer, you can only drive one home at the end of it all. Find out which works better for your needs with our 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester comparison. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible with any questions!


RAV4 vs Forester: Ample Cabin Space

You get up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the RAV4, while the Forester tops out at 68.5 cubic feet.

You tend to find more room for passengers inside the RAV4 as well. The Toyota crossover provides 38.9 inches of second head room to the Subaru’s 37+ inches, as well as 57.3 inches of front shoulder room and 54.3 inches of front hip room (to only 57” and 53.9”).


Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester: Incredible Capabilities

Driving a crossover is more than having plenty of room to stretch out and relax. It’s also about getting off the beaten path and pursuing your adventures. That’s where the 2018 RAV4 comes in.

Check out this vehicle’s beastly lineup of performance-promoting features and systems.

  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System with Dynamic Torque Control: By continually monitoring and dispersing engine power between the front and rear axles, maximum traction will be a given.
  • Suspension: You can pick between the standard RAV4 suspension and a sport-tuned one with flaming blue shocks (available on the RAV4 SE gas models), all depending on your driving needs.
  • 5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC Engine: 176 horsepower and Dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT-i) tech.
  • Multiple Driver-Selectable Modes: Choose either Sport Mode, ECO Mode, or (on Hybrid trims) EV Mode, based on the circumstances.
  • Paddle Shifters: With optional paddle shifters, you can change gears without letting go of the wheel. In other words, these are just as fun as they are practical.

The Subaru Forester, even with its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, can’t offer the same benefits.


2018 RAV4 & 2018 Forester: Impressive Fuel Economies

Perhaps most impressively, despite all its power-oriented, rugged capabilities, the Toyota RAV4 is still able to maintain fuel economy ratings of up to 23 miles per gallon in the city and up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway1. Meanwhile, the Forester tends to fall short of that kind of efficiency.


Please contact us today at Faulkner Toyota Trevose for a test drive!

While our 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester comparison was close, you can see that the 2018 Toyota RAV4 tends to be the better choice. With that in mind, if you live close to Bensalem or Philadelphia, you can take it for a spin today at Faulkner Toyota Trevose.

Just call us, chat with us online, text us from your cell or stop by in person, and we’ll get you set up with a test drive.