Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2019 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
MSRP
$33,050
Invoice
$30,902
Average Price Paid
$30,457
5,143 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$24,295
Invoice
$22,915
Average Price Paid
$22,574
1,560 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
Fair Price
$31,487
Good Price
$29,579
Great Price
$28,488
2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$23,044
Good Price
$22,132
Great Price
$21,611

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,963
87 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
19 GOOD deals

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2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,711
142 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

There’s a reason small SUVs like the 2019 Toyota RAV4 are among the most popular vehicles on the new car market. Consider the RAV4 and its rivals, the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Ford ...

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Consumers are hungry for all-weather capability, plenty of space for passengers, and plenty of space for the gear that comes with those passengers. Crossovers can offer all of this, wh...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
50
writes:
Very comfortable and the stability is very good. The interior is cool. Although very pricy, it worth every pen...
170
writes:
No CVT tranmission and no oil dilution issues and no turbo, this should be a more reliable vehicle
170
writes:
Cabin noise is too loud, the finishes are plasticy and cheesy. Not at all worth the money.
2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
30
writes:
Roomy with great visibility. More road noise than other comparable cards. The drivers window did seem like i...
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD worse.
"Back seats in the CX-5 are fine for 2 people, but 3 in the back would not be comfortable for long trips. The USB outlets in the CX-5 are in the middle armrest, so I dont think Mazda intended the back seat to be used extensively to seat 3. The Forester was had plenty of room for 3 in the back."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD better.
"The CX-5 felt like a luxury vehicle that is fun to drive and noticeably more quiet and more powerful. Theres nothing wrong with the Forester, its just kind of ho-hum in comparison."
writes:
Just leased this. Love the way it drives, the safety features, rear electric door
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"They seemed a bit wider"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"No contest: they are deep and comfortable... the back seat is cramped and"
10
writes:
Its a good looking car overall. The field of vision from the operator standpoint is outstanding. The windows a...
Handling Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD better.
"I was able to test drive the cx-5 on some open roads with curves. I was not given that opportunity on the Forrester."
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD better.
"Front headlight design and styling is sportier."

Specs

2019 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 16.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
203 hp @ 6,000 RPM
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
12:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 4.07 in
3.7 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41 in 43.3 in
Back Legroom 37.8 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 37.6 cu ft 35.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,090 lbs 1,442 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 181.5 in 182.1 in
Width 73.4 in 80.9 in
Height 68.6 in 67.5 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in 105.1 in

Available Options

2019 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Flame
  • Blue Flame/Ice Edge Roof
  • Lunar Rock
  • Lunar Rock/Ice Edge Roof
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Midnight Black/Ice Edge Roof
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Radio: ENTUNE 3.0 Premium Audio W/JBL/Clari-Fi
  • Radio: Prem Display Audio W/Nav/ENTUNE/JBL
  • Protection Package
  • Running Boards
  • Advanced Technology Package
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Two-Tone Paint Application
  • Moon Roof
2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1 Fixed Cross Bars
  • Protection Package #2 Aero Cross Bars

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