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2021 Toyota RAV4 Adventure AWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
MSRP
$33,155
Invoice
$31,000
Average Price Paid
$31,953
68 listings nationwide

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2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$24,495
Invoice
$23,099
Average Price Paid
$22,622
256 listings nationwide

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

2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
Fair Price
$32,587
Good Price
$30,765
Great Price
$29,724
2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$23,143
Good Price
$22,132
Great Price
$21,553

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,582
2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,559
186 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
18 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover that competes with the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, and Volkswagen Tiguan. For 2020, Subaru adds new stand...

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

2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
No User Reviews
2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Guru32B9X writes:
Great
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Honda CR-V EX AWD worse.
"More lumbar support"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Honda CR-V EX AWD worse.
"More room behind the second row of seats items and dogs."
20
grasha918 writes:
Not as smooth as I would have liked.
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Kia Sportage LX AWD better.
"Roomier"
GuruR21Y7 writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium AWD worse.
"The back seats in the forester are slightly higher then the Rav4 making for a better viewing angle - they are also more comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2020 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium AWD worse.
"Overall the handling is better and that includes steering and suspension (higher ground clearance and a slightly better safety package with face recognition and ARB also add to a more complete family car- though the Rav4 has better acceleration I personally found that the steering and suspension was more important to me then going faster "

Specs

2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
2020 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
--
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
--
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 --
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

2021 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

  • Adventure Grade Weather Package
  • Black Running Board (Set)
  • Brushed Aluminum Running Board (Set)
  • Convenience Package
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
  • Two-Tone Paint Application
2020 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch

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