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2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Toyota RAV4

  2011 Subaru Forester 2011 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT (GS) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$20,495
$22,475
Invoice $19,397 $21,015
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 19/28
Rating
8.0
/ 10
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Bottom Line The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness. Read Full Review Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Savvy, utilitarian look
  • Nicely-detailed interior
  • Excellent handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive

Dislikes:

  • Automatic has four widely spaced gears
  • Base model still without Bluetooth
  • Small, flat front seats
  • Chintzy cabin materials

Likes:

  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Strong acceleration with V-6
  • Relatively fuel-efficient
  • Some ruggedness built in

Dislikes:

  • Almost useless third row
  • Side-opening rear hatch
  • Rear-mounted spare
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