Compare 2017 Subaru Forester vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Subaru Forester
2017 Toyota RAV4
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2.5i Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,363 $22,595
2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,272 $23,595
2.5i Manual Premium 22 28 $24,032 $25,495
2.5i CVT Premium 26 32 $24,466 $25,995
2.5i CVT Limited 26 32 $27,321 $29,195
2.0XT CVT Premium 23 27 $27,424 $29,295
2.5i CVT Touring 26 32 $29,243 $31,295
2.0XT CVT Touring 23 27 $32,028 $34,295
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FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LE 23 30 $22,823 $24,410
FWD XLE 23 30 $23,844 $25,500
AWD LE 22 29 $24,132 $25,810
AWD XLE 22 29 $25,153 $26,900
FWD SE 23 30 $26,919 $28,790
AWD SE 22 29 $28,228 $30,190
FWD Limited 23 29 $28,897 $30,905
AWD Limited 22 29 $30,206 $32,305
FWD Platinum 23 29 $32,491 $34,750
AWD Platinum 22 29 $33,800 $36,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,363
$22,823
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,595
$24,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$407 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores. There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53 48.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.4 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.7 73.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.4 38.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.9 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3322 3455
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 6.8
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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