Compare 2013 Subaru Forester vs 2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Subaru Forester
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
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FWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $21,786 $23,300
FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $22,712 $24,290
AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,095 $24,700
AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,021 $25,690
FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $25,254 $27,010
AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $26,563 $28,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,166
$21,786
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,295
$23,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks. The 2013 Toyota RAV4 excels at mass-market talents like gas mileage and interior room--but for turbocharged fun in a crossover, you'll have to look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.600 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.100 42.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.900 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.000 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.600 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.100 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.600 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.400 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.400 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.200 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.000 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.600 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.100 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.200 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.700 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.500 179.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.600 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.900 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.500 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.500 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.900 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.800 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.300 73.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.200 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.300 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.200 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.500 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.400 34.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 165/80R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3435
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 1.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 176 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31 (Est)
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.333 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.062 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.111 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.088 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.454 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.448 1.42
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.780 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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