Compare 2015 Toyota RAV4 vs 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Toyota RAV4
2015 Subaru Forester
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FWD 4-Door LE (SE)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,142 $23,680
AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,451 $25,080
FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,599 $25,240
AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,908 $26,640
FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,601 $28,450
AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,910 $29,850
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4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,142
$20,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,680
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point. The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 53
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 108.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.4 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.4 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 34.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.6
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 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3435 3296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4100 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.45
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 -
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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