Comparison - Subaru Forester Premium 2017 - vs - Toyota RAV4 SUV 2015

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Vanguard

Model: 
Average Price: 
26,437
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
25,699
Updated: 
16 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2015
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
no
no
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#3D393A
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Dark Gray Metallic
#333333
Ice Silver Metallic
#686672
Jasmine Green Metallic
#777581
Quartz Blue Pearl
#365890
Venetian Red Pearl
#882A3A
Color: 
Barcelona Red Metallic
#630C17
Black
#000000
Blue Crush Metallic
#050347
Classic Silver Metallic
#838383
Hot Lava
#821600
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#141318
Pyrite Mica
#5F5B5A
Super White
#D7D7D7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Subaru Forester ranks 8 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Subaru Forester offers one of the lowest starting prices in the class, a competitive list of features, and the rarity of standard all-wheel drive. These make it a triple threat in the highly competitive compact SUV class.

Pros
Highest cargo capacity in the class
Roomy back seats
Standard all-wheel drive
Lots of available safety features

Cons
Bland interior styling
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

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.
The Subaru Forester is a compact utility vehicle with wagon-like practicality and standard all-wheel drive. It has the capabilities of a crossover, the ride and handling of a car, and plenty of all-weather security and even off-road capability.

Pros
Good ride, enjoyable driving
Top-notch safety scores, systems
Spacious cabin with super visibility
Among the best CVTs around
Turbo adds speedy performance

Cons
Shift paddles only on turbo
No manual offered with turbo
Priciest models not all that premium

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Forester receives numerous updates, starting with wider feature availability, additional noise insulation and quicker steering response. The enhanced EyeSight safety system now has lane departure intervention and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Automatic high-beam headlight control is newly available, as are adaptive LED headlights and reverse automatic braking. Styling revisions include new headlights and taillights, plus a freshened grille and front end.

Pros
Airy interior with plenty of room for adults in both seating rows
Impressive fuel economy for an all-wheel-drive crossover
Optional turbocharged engine provides spirited acceleration
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
CVT may seem less responsive and refined than a traditional automatic
Doesn't feel as sporty around turns as some rivals
Cabin design and materials aren't especially noteworthy
Maximum tow rating isn't particularly robust

By: 
edmunds.com

With their up-for-anything personality, easy-to-park size and sensible appetite for fuel, compact crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles on the road. Versatility is their greatest asset, as you can easily fill them with car seats, groceries, sports equipment or the latest spoils from an antiquing trip and be on your merry way. Among these practical SUVs, the Toyota RAV4 has long been a favorite of savvy shoppers of all ages and tastes.
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All things considered, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 is not overwhelmingly strong in any one area, but it shines as a solid, well-rounded entry in a very competitive segment. As such, the RAV4 should easily meet the needs of most shoppers.

pros
Roomy interior for people and cargo
Strikes a good balance between ride comfort and sure-footed handling.

cons
No engine upgrade option
Usefulness of available Entune smartphone features is diminished by cumbersome setup process

By: 
edmunds.com

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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The RAV4 has smoothed away all the former SUV cues; now it's pleasant enough if a little inexpensive inside.
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Mediocre four-cylinder power undercuts the RAV4's solid steering and ride
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Interior space is fine, but the RAV4's rear seat is flat, and there's an ample supply of rubbery trim in base versions
...
The RAV4's crash scores are now merely par, in a class with some high standards.
...
The RAV4 makes the most sense in value-laden XLE and LE trim levels
...

Pros
Clean styling
Responsive six-speed automatic
Standard rear view camera and Bluetooth
AWD that works well on the road

cons
No higher-output engine option
No third-row seat
Back seat feels flat
Mismatched trims in Limited

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 RAV4 faces stiff competition in the compact SUV class. It trails several rivals in terms of style and performance, but it has impressive safety features in all trims and one of the most spacious cabins in its class
It boasts a generous list of standard features, including more safety features than most in the class
The RAV4 is a reliable family hauler that comes with a generous list of features, with a particular focus on safety to keep your mind at ease when carting your family around
you may find rival SUVs at lower prices with nicer interiors, but they may not have the long list of standard features or near top-of-the-class cargo space that the RAV4 does.

Pros

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 ups the ante in the fiercely competitive compact SUV class by including advanced safety features for every trim level. Once you factor in the RAV4 reputation for reliability this car link crossover is definitely worth your consideration...Edmund

"Despite the sea of competitors swimming in the compact-SUV pool, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 remains the gold medal champ. The RAV4 succeeds on so many levels because it doesn't try to be too many things. so even well-equipped models remain within reach of the average buyer." -- Kelley Blue Book

Cons
There's certainly nothing wrong with the RAV4 as a responsible family vehicle, but there's nothing so right about it that it's an object of desire." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
172ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
170hp
at 5 800rpm
176hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.90in
179.90in
Width: 
70.70in
72.60in
Height: 
68.20in
65.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
6.30in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
39.80
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
54.30in
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
42.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
48.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
37.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.50cu.ft
73.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
38.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
29.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3435.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Cloth
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0
17 x 6.5
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Full wheel covers
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Security System Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
First Aid Kit
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt

Options

Packages: 
Rugged Package #1
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Power Rear Gate
Popular Package #1A
Protection Package #1
Standard Model - 2.5i Premium CVT
All-Weather Package
All-Weather Package + EyeSight + Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Popular Package #2A
Cargo Management
RAV4 Chrome Package
Protection Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Arch Moldings
Exhaust Tip
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Fog Lamp Kit - Gray Interior
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Jasmine Green
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Venetian Red Pearl
Front Bumper Underguard
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Sport Grille
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding Kit Jasmine Green
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Rear Bumper Underguard
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Fog Lamp Kit - Black Interior
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
Body SIde Molding
4 Piece Front & Rear Splashguards
Doorsill Protector
Door Edge Guards
Roof Rack Cross Bars and Side Rail
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Rear Bumper Protector
Clear Paint Protection - Door Package
Mudguards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Alloy Wheel Locks
Clear Paint Protection - Hood Package
Doorsill Protector
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
Compartment Separator
Cargo Net Rear Seat Back
Sunshade
Cargo Cover (Power Rear Gate)
Cargo Net Side
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting
Cargo Net Rear
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Protector
110 Power Outlet Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
STI Leather Shift Knob CVT
Cargo Cover (Manual Rear Gate)
Footwell Illumination Kit - Blue
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Exterior Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Speaker Kit
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink for Eyesight Models
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass for Eyesight Models
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting
10" Overhead DVD System
Cargo Net
Cargo Net Tray
Carpet Mats w/Lipped Trunk Mat
Connectivity Package (4 Piece)
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Carpet Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
Electrochromic Mirror
Interior Light Kit
Homelink
SofTech Seating

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#343436
Gray, cloth
#A9A6A3
Color: 
Ash, cloth
#6B6A67
Black, cloth
#151515