Compare 2014 Subaru Forester vs 2014 Toyota RAV4

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Toyota RAV4
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4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,329 $24,950
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,787 $29,720
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,684 $26,400
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,020 $23,550
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,478 $28,320
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,375 $25,000
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,232
$23,329
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,995
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics. The 2014 Toyota RAV4 is sensible and spacious; but if driving fun is a priority, you can do better.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.3 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.5 73.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.5 38.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.9 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 10.8
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)
10.9 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR18 P225/65HR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3624 3550
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5600 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2000 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.35 4.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 0.97 3.30
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.07
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
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
7.2 7.4 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
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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