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Compare 2015 Subaru Forester vs 2015 Toyota RAV4

2015 Subaru Forester
2015 Toyota RAV4
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4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
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AWD 4-Door LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 AWD 4-Door LE 22 29 $23,451 $25,080
RAV4 AWD 4-Door Limited 22 29 $27,910 $29,850
RAV4 AWD 4-Door XLE 22 29 $24,908 $26,640
RAV4 FWD 4-Door LE 24 31 $22,142 $23,680
RAV4 FWD 4-Door Limited 24 31 $26,601 $28,450
RAV4 FWD 4-Door XLE 24 31 $23,599 $25,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,690
$23,451
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,495
$25,080
Monthly Payment Estimate
$475 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 is a practical crossover with confident handling. Just know that driving enjoyment is not its strong point.
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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
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
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 179.9
Height, Overall (in)
68.2 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.9 -
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 -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (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
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
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3624 3550
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 17 X 6.5
Engine
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
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.35 4.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 0.97 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.07
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
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
7.1 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0
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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