Compare 2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Toyota RAV4
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,099 $24,495
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,062 $31,095
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $25,753 $27,395
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,224 $28,995
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,266 $34,595
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $30,907 $33,055
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,650 $28,350
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $34,667 $36,880
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $27,866 $29,645
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,244 $34,300
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,573 $27,350
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,264 $25,950
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,548 $35,880
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,239 $34,480
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $32,988 $35,280
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $26,783 $28,645
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,474 $27,245
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,313 $31,350
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,004 $29,950

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,099
$30,907

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,495
$33,055

Monthly Payment Estimate

$408 / month
$551 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
6.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 covers more bases this year with smartphone compatibility and tough-looking off-road trims.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

111.9 98.9

Front Hip Room (in)

54.1 54.3

Second Leg Room (in)

39.4 37.8

Front Head Room (in)

41.2 39.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

53.6 47.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.2 57.8

Second Head Room (in)

39.6 39.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.2 56.4

Front Leg Room (in)

43.3 41

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.8 63.3

Wheelbase (in)

105.1 105.9

Liftover Height (in)

28.4 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.5 73.4

Track Width, Front (in)

61.6 62.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.7 8.6

Length, Overall (in)

182.1 181.5

Height, Overall (in)

67.5 68.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

31.1 37.6

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

43.3 -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

70.3 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

31.1 37.6

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

51.2 -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

34.8 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

74.3 69.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

35.7 -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.2 11.1

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 12

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)

16.6 14.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.4 37.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1500 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 350

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3449 3615

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 19 X 7.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

176 @ 4400 184 @ 5000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

182 @ 5800 203 @ 6600

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 25

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.70 3.18

Trans Type

7 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.69 4.01

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 0.81

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.60 - 0.75 5.25

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.95

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 3.03

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.46

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.1 6.4

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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