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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester

Weekend warriors need a vehicle with the ability to take them to work in style and then out on an adventure once Friday rolls around. A compact crossover is the perfect vehicle for the job. Sporting roomy interiors, comfortable seating, and off-road capabilities, compact crossovers are popular with young professionals looking for one car that can do it all. Let’s compare two standouts in this booming segment, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester.

One highlight of the 2017 Forester is that it comes standard with AWD, though the 2017 RAV4 has it available on all trims for those who live in areas with slick roads. The 2017 Forester also has a slightly higher ground clearance if you plan on going deep into the outdoors. Unless you need the clearance though, we’re going to have to give this one to the 2017 RAV4. It offers the best mix of driveability, comfort, and style. It also offers the greatest bang for your buck with tons of standard features available on the base trim.

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester
23/30 Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 22/28
176 Horsepower 170
5 Seating Capacity 5
2.5-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers a suite of standard safety features

No comparison can be complete without talking about cost. Here, the 2017 Subaru Forester takes the advantage with a starting MSRP of $22,595 to the 2017 Toyota RAV4’s $24,410. However, drivers prioritizing safety will need to shell out additional money for higher trim levels and packages on the 2017 Forester, as only a rearview camera comes standard in terms of modern safety features. The 2017 Toyota RAV4’s base trim comes standard with the Star Safety System and Toyota Safety Sense, a suite of up-to-date safety technology, making its slightly higher starting cost a good value. Toyota Safety Sense features coming standard on the 2017 Toyota RAV4 include lane departure alert with steering assist, dynamic radar cruise control, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and automatic high beams. A blind spot monitoring system is also available as part of an optional package in three of the four available trims including XLE, XLE Hybrid, and SE.

Anyone interested in the 2017 Toyota RAV4 can contact a member of the Fox Toyota staff for additional information. Ready to get behind the wheel? Schedule a test drive online today. Go to our online scheduling page and fill our your contact info, vehicle info, and availability and a representative from our dealership will contact you with an appointment time.

2017 Toyota RAV4 interior front seats
2017 Toyota RAV4 interior dashboard
2017 Toyota RAV4 shown in white
2017 Toyota RAV4 cargo space