Compare 1998 Toyota RAV4 vs 1998 Subaru Forester

1998 Toyota RAV4
1998 Subaru Forester
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2-Door HardTop Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HardTop Manual 24 29 $14,072 $15,438
2-Door SoftTop Manual 24 29 $14,072 $15,438
4-Door Manual 24 29 $14,856 $16,298
2-Door HardTop Automatic 24 29 $15,028 $16,488
2-Door SoftTop Automatic 24 29 $15,028 $16,488
2-Door HardTop Manual 4WD 22 26 $15,097 $16,848
2-Door SoftTop Manual 4WD 22 26 $15,097 $16,848
4-Door Automatic 24 29 $15,813 $17,348
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 26 $15,868 $17,708
2-Door SoftTop Automatic 4WD 23 26 $16,037 $17,898
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 26 $16,808 $18,758
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4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,072
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,438
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$257 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
39.6 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.2 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
39.5 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.3 95.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
147.6 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
41.3 42.5
Height, Overall (in)
64.0 62.8
Liftover Height (in)
20.7 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
86.6 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.6 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
34.7 66.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
33.9 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
17.5 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
9.3 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
41.3 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
42.4 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
32.0 66.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.71 10.7 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.8 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 205/70SR15
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 205/70SR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2525 3020
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 520
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4600 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 5400 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.562 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.918 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.833 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
9.3 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.258 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.775 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.913 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.26 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
0.98 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arm

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