Compare The 2017 Subaru Forester vs The 2017 Toyota RAV4 in Louisville, Kentucky

Technology & Trim Levels

The standard 6.2-inch touchscreen in the 2017 Subaru Forester is larger than the standard one in the 2017 Toyota RAV4. There are six trim levels of 2017 Subaru Forester, and only five trim levels of 2017 Toyota RAV4.

Pricing of the Forester vs RAV4

The 2017 Subaru has a starting MSRP of $23,470. This is much more competitively priced than the 2017 Toyota RAV4's starting MSRP of $25,370.

Forester v RAV4: Efficiency

Although all-wheel drive vehicles generally have worse gas mileage than front-wheel drive, that is not the case with the 2017 Subaru Forester, which gets 26/32 city/highway mpg. The front-wheel drive 2017 Toyota RAV4 get only 23/30, which drops to 22/28 when equipped with all-wheel drive.

2017 Subaru Forester vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

The 2017 Subaru Forester is one of the finest vehicles on the market. Subaru's compact SUV, the 2017 Subaru Forester provides capability, versatility, and reliability in one vehicle. Of course, it's a competitive market, and there are definite contenders to the title of best compact SUV. One such vehicle is the 2017 Toyota RAV4. While the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is definitely a good car, there are a few spots where it just can't compete with the 2017 Subaru Forester.

Performance Comparison

The 2017 Subaru Forester has a standard 2.5-liter engine that gives 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. However, there is also an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gives 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the quickest acceleration in the class. The only available engine on the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque.

Compare The Forester and RAV4's All-Wheel Drive Systems

Subaru fans know that every Subaru vehicle (with the exception of the Subaru BRZ) comes with standard all-wheel drive. Subaru makes vehicles that can get you where you want to go, no matter where that is. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 does not come with standard all-wheel drive.

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is definitely a good vehicle. However, it is a competitive market, and the 2017 Subaru Forester is a little bit better. Come see for yourself what the 2017 Subaru Forester is like; just pay us a visit here in Louisville, KY.

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