Compare 2011 Toyota RAV4 vs 2011 Subaru Forester

2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Subaru Forester
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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $21,015 $22,475
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $22,324 $23,875
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $22,605 $24,175
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,916 $24,510
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $23,810 $25,465
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $23,914 $25,575
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $24,225 $25,910
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $24,408 $26,105
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $25,110 $26,855
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $25,606 $27,385
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $25,717 $27,505
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $26,915 $28,785
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4-Door Manual 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Manual w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Automatic w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,015
$19,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,475
$20,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Don't let appearances mislead; the 2011 Toyota RAV4 is a modern, practical crossover choice and great for frugal families. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.6
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.2 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 53.4
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - - 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)
15.9 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3360 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil spring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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