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2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Toyota RAV4

  2012 Subaru Forester 4-door Auto 2.5X Angular Front Exterior View 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $20,166 $21,786
19/27 22/31
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • Simple, utilitarian design
  • Superb handling for a crossover
  • Confidence even in bad conditions
  • Turbo XT models are quick


  • Automatic is signficantly slower
  • Unsophisticated cabin materials
  • Fuel economy below average
  • Base model is really stripped down


  • Crisp new shape
  • Automatic has six speeds
  • Standard rearview camera and Bluetooth
  • Better gas mileage
  • AWD isn't just for off-roading


  • V-6 doesn't return
  • Neither does third-row seat
  • Straight-line performance is just okay
  • Back seat feels flat
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