Comparison - Subaru Forester Sport 2019 - vs - Toyota RAV4 Hybrid SE 2018

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Average Price: 
$
28,795
Updated: 
18 Feb 2018
32,185
Updated: 
10 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
Color: 
Black Sand Pearl
#0D0D0D
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Classic Silver Metallic
#A9AAAE
Electric Storm Blue
#043F80
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#797985
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

Pros
Fantastic utility
Comfortable ride
Great safety tech
Thrifty for a crossover
Good value

Cons
Sun Belters might want FWD
Manual and turbo gone
Sport trim about looks only
Dowdy styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Completely redesigned for 2019
More powerful 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine
Subaru's EyeSight system is standard on all models
Increased passenger and cargo space
2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assists is standard equipment
Off-road ability with better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Handling isn't as composed as it is in some competitors
CVT automatic feels less responsive than a conventional automatic
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Only available engine is underpowered

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ranked #8 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Terrific mpg ratings
Lots of cargo space
Comfortable, spacious seats
Lots of standard driver assistance features

Cons
Uninspiring cabin materials
Lower safety ratings than some rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The Hybrid can now be had in a new LE base trim level, further lowering its point of entry. The SE also gains 0.4 inch of ground clearance.

PROS
Great fuel economy for a compact crossover
Small price premium over standard RAV4
One of the biggest, more useful cargo areas of any compact crossover
Advanced safety and driver aids come standard

CONS
Real leather seating is not available
Noticeable shudder when gas engine kicks in
Less useful interior storage as well
Interior more utilitarian in look and feel than those of competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Its angled headlamps and sharply creased bodywork give the RAV4 an assertive presence, but don’t be fooled—under the skin, it’s a practical, comfortable, and easygoing ute. A 176-hp 2.5-liter four and a six-speed automatic are standard with either front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive hybrid returned 31 mpg in our testing. A 6.1-inch infotainment system is standard on LE, SE, and XLE trims; Limited models get a 7.0-inch unit. An all-new RAV4 hits showrooms before the end of 2018.

Pros
Standard active-safety features,
supremely practical,
impressive towing ability.

Cons
Subpar fuel economy,
inferior infotainment,
all-new model is imminent.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
34.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
152ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
194hp
at 5 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet
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
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Electric Power Steering
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
183.50in
Width: 
71.50in
72.60in
Height: 
68.10in
67.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.40in
Front Track: 
61.40in
Rear Track: 
61.40in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
54.30in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
42.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
48.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
37.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
70.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
35.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3531.00lbs
3950.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

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
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Interior Air Filtration
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
18 X 7.0-In
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated 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: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-collision safety system
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Advanced Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Mudguards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Running Boards
Special Color
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Blind Spot Detection
Entune Premium JBL Audio W/Navigation
Door Sill Protector
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net Hammock
Cargo Net - Envelope
Interior Light Kit
Shift Knob
Tonneau Cover
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Liner Package
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Carpet Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ash, leatherette
#585755
Black, leatherette
#151515
Cinnamon, leatherette
#7D6555