Compare 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Toyota RAV4
2018 Subaru Forester
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FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD LE 23 30 $23,057 $24,660
FWD XLE 23 30 $24,077 $25,750
AWD LE 22 28 $24,366 $26,060
AWD XLE 22 28 $25,386 $27,150
AWD Hybrid LE 34 30 $25,743 $27,385
FWD Adventure 23 30 $26,126 $27,950
AWD Adventure 22 28 $26,781 $28,650
FWD SE 23 29 $27,152 $29,040
AWD Hybrid XLE 34 30 $27,523 $29,280
AWD SE 22 28 $28,461 $30,440
FWD Limited 23 29 $29,130 $31,155
AWD Hybrid SE 34 30 $30,489 $32,435
AWD Limited 22 28 $30,439 $32,555
AWD Hybrid Limited 34 30 $32,223 $34,280
FWD Platinum 23 29 $32,724 $35,000
AWD Platinum 22 28 $34,033 $36,400
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2.5i Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,547 $22,795
2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,455 $23,795
2.5i Manual Premium 22 28 $24,215 $25,695
2.5i CVT Premium 26 32 $24,649 $26,195
2.5i CVT Premium Black Edition 26 32 $25,634 $27,345
2.5i CVT Premium Black Edition w/EyeSight 26 32 $26,657 $28,540
2.5i CVT Limited 26 32 $27,505 $29,395
2.0XT CVT Premium 23 27 $27,607 $29,495
2.5i CVT Touring 26 32 $30,887 $33,090
2.0XT CVT Touring 23 27 $33,675 $36,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,057
$21,547
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,660
$22,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$380 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well. The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 53
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 108.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 66.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.4 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
38.4 34.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
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 10.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11.6
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 Size
P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3322
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4100 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 170 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 (Est) 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 3.45
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Subaru Forester
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
7.1 (Est) 7.4
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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2018 Toyota RAV4
  • Redesigned 2019 RAV4 is coming
  • Lease: From $239/mo. (LE FWD)
  • Finance: 2.9% APR for 48 months
  • Rebate: Up to $1,250 factory cash back
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2018 Subaru Forester
  • 2019 Forester all-new and in stock; 2018s sold out
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
  • Lease from $255 for 36 months
  • Get 3.49% APR for 63 months

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