Compare 2013 Subaru Forester vs 2013 Toyota RAV4

2013 Subaru Forester
2013 Toyota RAV4
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,095 $24,700
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $26,563 $28,410
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,021 $25,690
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $21,786 $23,300
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $25,254 $27,010
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $22,712 $24,290
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,256
$23,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.100 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.600 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.400 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.600 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.100 42.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.900 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.000 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.600 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.200 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.700 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.500 179.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.600 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.900 65.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.400 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.200 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.000 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
34.600 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.100 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.300 73.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.200 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.500 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.500 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.900 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.800 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.300 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.500 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.400 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.200 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 165/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
360 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3550
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 1.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.42
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.272 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.545 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.444 4.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.694 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.785 3.30
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.8 (2012)
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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