Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4

Comparing the 2023 Subaru Forester to the Toyota RAV4

SUV shopping can be tricky when many crossovers share similar features. That's why Subaru of Wakefield wants to help Belmont, MA buyers. We've done the homework so you can have confidence that the 2023 Subaru Forester is the superior compact SUV after comparing it to the Toyota RAV4.

2023 Subaru Forester

  • A 2.5-liter flat-4 Subaru BOXER® engine outputting 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque helps the Subaru Forester tow up to 3,000 pounds.
  • The Subaru Forester earns 33 miles per gallon on Massachusetts highways between Boston and Wakefield and 26 miles per gallon on city streets.
  • All Forester models include standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Additional traction comes with Subaru Intelligent Drive Management System and Enhanced Dual-Function Subaru X-Mode®.
  • Standard ground clearance is 8.7 inches, and the Wilderness Edition extends the Subaru Forester's ground clearance to 9.2 inches. This feature helps Danvers drivers clear obstacles off-road.
  • The Subaru Forester seats five passengers and offers 76.1 cubic feet of max cargo volume, 111.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, and a large 51.3-inch cargo hatch.
  • The Subaru Forester continues to pile up the accolades, winning awards as an IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick+ and an IIHS Superior Front Crash Prevention award.
  • This SUV packages several driver assists with the standard Subaru EyeSight® safety suite. You can also find the Subaru DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System and Subaru STARLINK® Safety and Security connected services.
  • The Forester's standard tech setup includes Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia with a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ compatibility. A Harman Kardon premium sound system is available.
  • The Subaru Forester's MSRP is $26,395, and its Wilderness Edition has a budget-accommodating MSRP of $34,020.

2023 Toyota RAV4

  • The Toyota RAV4 relies on a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine to output 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Base models can only tow 1,500 pounds.
  • The Toyota RAV4 earns 35 highway miles per gallon.
  • Multi-Terrain Select offers four drive modes, but there's no standard all-wheel drive or a setup as helpful as Subaru X-Mode®.
  • The Toyota RAV4 seats five passengers and has a lower total cargo capacity of 69.8 cubic feet.
  • The Toyota RAV4 touts an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™/Amazon Alexa compatibility, but there's no complete tech setup like STARLINK® Multimedia.
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ is a standard safety suite, but the RAV4 is missing additional systems like STARLINK® Safety and Security and DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation.
  • The Toyota RAV4 is a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award Winner, but this SUV doesn't have as many safety awards as the Subaru Forester.
  • The Toyota RAV4 has a pricier starting point, with a $27,975 MSRP.

Buy or Lease a New Subaru Forester from Subaru of Wakefield near Boston

Now that North Reading, MA shoppers can see the new Subaru Forester is the superior SUV, they can contact our Subaru dealership in Wakefield for a test drive. To save money, Boston, MA customers can explore Subaru incentives with our finance center when buying or leasing a 2023 Subaru Forester.

  1. Subaru of Wakefield

    618 North Ave
    Wakefield, MA 01880

    • Sales: (781) 246-3331
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