Compare 2020 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Toyota Venza

2020 Subaru Forester
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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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LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Venza LE AWD 40 37 N/A N/A
Venza Limited AWD 40 37 N/A N/A
Venza XLE AWD 40 37 N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,099
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,495
$32,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner. The 2021 Toyota Venza brings an upscale flair to the compact crossover class to go with its efficient and reasonably powerful hybrid powertrain.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.9 98.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 45.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 186.6
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 65.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 73
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.1 55.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.1 28.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.1 28.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
51.2 -
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)
11.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/60HR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3449 3847
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
176 @ 4400 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 219 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 37
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 - 0.75 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Toyota Venza
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 4.6
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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