Compare the Subaru Forester to Toyota RAV4

2019 Subaru Forester
vs. 2019 Toyota Rav4

Which is Better, the 2019 Subaru Forester of the 2019 Toyota RAV4

The Subaru Forester is well-known for its versatility and rugged capabilities, and the newly redesigned 2019 Forster takes its capabilities and features to a whole new level. If you're looking for an SUV that is suited for almost any occasion, then the new Forester could be the best choice, but when you compare it to the new 2019 Toyota RAV4, is it still the right SUV for you?

The new Forester and RAV are top contenders in the compact SUV segment. Each SUV offers its own distinct features and capabilities while also sharing some similarities. We compare these two SUVs to see which SUV comes out on top.


Smartphone integration is excellent for making and receiving calls, getting directions, and much more. The new RAV4 offers Apple CarPlay® standard for all its trim levels, allowing Apple users to integrate their phones with the multimedia system. The Forester offers standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration so that most everyone can enjoy their phone's essential functions on the go.


The new Subaru Forester comes with a 2.5-liter direct-injection that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. The RAV4 offers more horsepower and torque with its 2.5-liter engine that delivers 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

The Forester offers a uniquely rugged experience with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, Available X-MODE®, and Trailer Stability Assist. The Forester also is designed with more ground clearance to take on tougher driving conditions and offer more visibility.


The New Forester offers 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume to the RAV4's 98.9 cubic feet. The RAV4 comes with a bit more cargo space, but the Forester has room where it counts with roomier seats, offering more head, shoulder, and leg room.


The RAV4 has a panoramic moonroof available for all trim levels, excluding the base model. The Forester is similar, but its trim levels come with a standard panoramic moonroof.

How to Decide

The best way to choose between these models is by considering what features and capabilities are most important to you. The RAV4 may offer a bit more power, but the Forester comes with more rugged features, a larger cabin, and more technology features. If the new 2019 Forester seems like the right choice for you, then contact our sales team for more information.

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