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2009 Toyota RAV4

2009 Subaru Forester

  2009 Toyota RAV4 2009 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$21,500
$19,995
Invoice $20,103 $18,938
MPG
City/Highway
19/28 19/27
Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Toyota RAV4 is a thoughtful choice for families looking for space that doesn't come at the expense of fuel economy. Read Full Review It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • V-6 model's acceleration
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Roomy interior
  • Useful off-road electronics

Dislikes:

  • Rear-mounted spare tire
  • Side-opening rear hatch
  • Third row is useless except for tykes

Likes:

  • Improved styling
  • Reduced interior noise
  • All-wheel drive
  • Carlike handling

Dislikes:

  • Still not a great-looking machine
  • No manual gearbox on turbo models
  • Only four speeds on automatic
  • Lots of silver plastic in the cabin
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