2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester

SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and the Subaru Forester have been big names in the market for years and it’s easy to see why. Both models offer what many SUV consumers look for: an affordable price, capability, safety and a spacious interior. With the vehicles being comparable in so many ways, how would you be able to decide which one to buy? Take a look at our comparison between the standard trim levels of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2017 Subaru Forester to learn more.

One of the first things car shoppers research about a new SUV is the amount of power the engine can produce. When looking at the engine power output of the two standard SUV models, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is able to produce 176 horsepower to the 2017 Subaru Forester’s 170. Another thing SUV buyers look into is cargo space. If you go on a trip with your family and need all of your seats up for passengers, the RAV4 has a larger cargo volume than the Forester.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester
2.5-liter I-4 Engine 2.5-liter H-4
176 Horsepower 170
38.4 cu.ft. Interior Cargo Volume With Seats Up 34.4 cu.ft.
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Safety Features in the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2017 Subaru Forester

What further helps set the 2017 Toyota RAV4 apart from the 2017 Subaru Forester are the safety features that are included. The RAV4 offers drivers features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and the Lane-Departure Warning standard in the SUV, which are unavailable in the Forester. Thanks to Toyota Safety Sense, Toyota vehicles are fitted with some of the most popular safety features to help protect all passengers.

If you were interested in learning more about the differences between the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2017 Subaru Forester, contact our staff at Apple Valley Toyota. You can also schedule a test drive of the new 2017 Toyota RAV4 directly on our website.

white 2017 Toyota RAV4 parked near mountains
Cargo space in the 2017 Toyota RAV4
interior front seats of the 2017 Toyota RAV4
red 2017 Toyota RAV4 driving on road

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