2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4

2019-Subaru-Forester.png2019 Subaru Forester

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2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Toyota RAV4

Starting at $24,295


Starting at $25,500


Standard AWD


8.7 Inches

Ground Clearance

8.4 Inches

1,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

1,451 lbs

Maximum Payload

1,240 lbs

76.1 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

69.8 cubic feet

In the market for an SUV that has plenty of passenger and cargo space, but that doesn't compromise on performance features? Compare the 2019 Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 in terms of performance features, standard interior amenities, and price to see which one fits the bill.

Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Forester: Performance

Both the RAV4 and Forester are great choices for family-friendly SUVs, but the Forester offers stronger performance specs:

  • 2019 Forester: Take advantage of standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, 1,500 lbs of towing capacity, and up to 1,451 lbs of payload capacity.
  • 2019 RAV4: You'll need to pay extra to access all-wheel drive. You'll also get 8.4 inches of ground clearance, the same 1,500 lbs of towing capacity, and 1,240 lbs of payload capacity.

With the Forester, you can also access performance features like the Traction Control System, Hill Descent Control, and Active Torque Vectoring. Opt for the optional X-MODE®, which adjusts engine output, transmission ration, and more to provide the best traction regardless of the terrain you're tackling.

Standard Features

Enjoy a curated selection of the latest technology and safety features as standard on the Subaru Forester, such as:

On the Toyota SUV, you'll get Toyota Safety Sense™, integrated backup camera, Apple CarPlay™, the basic version of Entune, up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space, and LED headlights. Vail drivers will also a lesser version of Toyota-specific features like Entune on the base RAV4, requiring you to spend more to access more exciting features.

Forester vs. RAV4: Price

When you're on the market for an SUV, chances are that you want the best deal possible. The entry-level Forester has an MSRP starting at $24,295 while the base RAV4 has an MSRP of $25,500. Along with its additional features, the Forester offers the best bang for your buck.

Explore the 2019 Forester in Person at Glenwood Springs Subaru!

Ready to learn more about the Subaru Forester? See how the Forester compares to the Crosstrek, and then test out both at our dealership near Grand Junction. Our team is standing by to help you find the right Subaru to enhance your Glenwood Springs commute for the best price. Want to learn more? Compare the Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5!


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