Subaru Forester Handling vs. Competitors

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Subaru Forester

2017 Nissan Altima

2018 Toyota RAV4

 

Wondering how the 2018 Subaru Forester compares to the Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox, and Mazda CX-5) You've come to the right place. One of the biggest selling points of the 2018 Subaru Forester versus the 2018 Toyota RAV4 LE is that the Forester offers standard all-wheel drive (AWD).

Not only do you get superior handling in inclement weather and difficult terrain with the Forester, but you also get a better total MSRP - you'll save about $1800 at the same time. Overall, the 2018 Subaru Forester offers superior handling capabilities and total MSRP compared to the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in their respective baseline models and configurations.

 

Subaru Forester vs. Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Subaru Forester

Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

 

Compared to the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2018 Subaru Forester offers standard all-wheel drive in its baseline model and configuration . The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox in its baseline L model offers only front-wheel drive.

Additionally, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox has a higher total MSRP - around $800 more. With the 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i, you'll have a lower total MSRP with standard all-wheel drive - all in all, that's a better deal. In addition, the Forester offers plenty of performance capabilities and technological features to augment its AWD system.

 

Subaru Forester vs. Mazda CX-5

2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Subaru Forester

Mazda CX-5

Mazda CX-5

 

As with the Toyota RAV4 and the Chevrolet Equinox, the Mazda CX-5 doesn't quite stack up to the handling features of the baseline Subaru Forester. The 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i model offers standard all-wheel drive at a total MSRP of $23,710.

Compare that to the Mazda CX-5 Sport FWD model. The CX-5 clocks in at $25,125 an only offers front-wheel drive as its name might suggest. In other words, you're not only getting inferior handling capabilities with the CX-5, but also you're going to suffer in the price department.

 
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