The 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Forester

Hiding a rugged and adventurous ride behind a stylish and striking body, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 promises a combination of beauty, brains, and brawn that Marietta drivers deserve. With its low slung body, attention to interior comforts, and a performance that allows it to tackle any kind of terrain with ease, the RAV4 helps power your way through the Smyrna area. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the 2017 Subaru Forester, and find out why the RAV4 is the SUV to take your family on your next adventure in the Atlanta area and beyond.

Comparing Performance

With an available 2.5L 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC engine with VVT-i, the new 2017 Toyota RAV4 delivers 194 net horsepower. The RAV4 also boasts two hybrid trim options that achieve an extraordinary 34 mpg city* and 30 mpg highway*. This efficiency makes it one of the most economical SUVs on the road today, and it didn’t even have to sacrifice power to achieve that. Its double-wishbone rear suspension makes it intuitive and responsive, and its all-wheel drive with intelligence makes it versatile and adaptable to all kinds of terrain. What’s more, the 104.7-inch wheelbase of the RAV4 means that it has an incredibly tight turning radius, and it handles itself with precision and nuance.

By comparison, the 2017 Subaru Forester isn’t as well rounded. Its 2.5L 4-cylinder BOXER engine only offers 170 horsepower. Similarly, the Forester can only reach up to 22 mpg city. The Forester does offer an all-wheel drivetrain, but its four-wheel independent suspension makes it less responsive and more rigid.

Available Features

Next we’ll see what features each SUV offers.

Let’s start by taking a look at the features available on the RAV4:

  • Rear vision and bird’s-eye view camera
  • Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection
  • Lane departure alert with steering assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Dynamic radar cruise control
  • Blind spot monitor with cross-traffic alert

Now, let’s see which features are available on the Forester:

  • Rear vision camera
  • Pre-collision system
  • Lane departure sway warning
  • High beam assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot detection with cross-traffic alert

Choosing the Right SUV

Both vehicles are equipped to offer safe rides, though the RAV4 does feature more amenities. The RAV4 holds significant advantages when it comes to power, efficiency, and overall performance. It is for these reasons that the RAV4 is the winner of this comparison.

Try the 2017 Toyota RAV4 at Marietta Toyota

Learn more about the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and how it compares to the 2017 Subaru Forester by visiting us at 750 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta, GA for a test drive today! Call us at 800-418-5142 with any questions you may have, or reach out online to schedule your test drive today.

*2017 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.