Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4

The hunt for a new SUV for the next round of adventures can be a difficult task, leading you to search through the plethora of SUV options out there for that perfect one for your lifestyle. Well, we at Holmgren Subaru want to give you the best options, so we maintain a well-stocked inventory of quality Subaru SUVs from which to choose, like the Subaru Forester. We also want to help make your car-buying process as easy and as stress-free as possible. So, to help save you time, we've compared our SUV, the Subaru Forester, against one of its competitors, the Toyota RAV4 in matters of performance, interior quality, and safety.


  • The 2018 Subaru Forester is available with STARLINK(™) Safety and Security.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester also breaks away from its competition with available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester also earns a 2018 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK with EyeSight® and Steering Responsive Headlights are included.
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control is also standard on all 2018 Subaru Forester models.
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  • The 2018 Subaru Forester comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for all model trim levels.
  • Unlike the 2018 Toyota RAV4, the 2018 Subaru Forester is available with a six-speed manual transmission.
  • With an automatic transmission, the 2018 Subaru Forester earns a better basic fuel economy than the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester has more available horsepower and more available torque than the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester also comes with a better Roadside Assistance Program than the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
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With entertainment for the whole family in the Forester, the daily drive never gets old. Every Forester comes standard with Starlink in-vehicle technology, bringing you almost endless entertainment options. With the Aha smartphone app integration, you have instant access to music, maps, news, and more. Even though you’re on the go, you’ll never feel like you’re out of touch. Plus, with steering wheel controls, you never have to remove your hands from the wheel.

If you’re driving in a RAV4, the daily drive may get boring rather quickly. The base model’s Entune Audio only has music and phone capabilities. You get these features and much more in the Forester.

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Passenger & Cargo Space

  • The 2018 Subaru Forester has a more spacious cabin for its five passengers than the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
  • Technology-wise, the 2018 Subaru Forester comes with a SUBARU STARLINK(™) Infotainment system, unlike the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester breaks away once again with its available powered panoramic moonroof.
  • Leather-upholstered seats area available on more 2018 Subaru Forester model trims than the 2018 Toyota RAV4.
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Discover the Subaru Difference at our Dealership Today

While it's easy on paper to recognize the 2018 Subaru Forester's superiority in matters of specs, features, and ratings, the only way you can discover the 2018 Subaru Forester's superior driving experience and know if it's the superior vehicle for your lifestyle is by getting behind the wheel for yourself. So, visit our Subaru Dealership and take a test drive today. We proudly serve the drivers of North Franklin, as well as the drivers of Hartford, Middletown, New London, and Norwich. If you have any questions regarding our current inventory of 2018 Subaru Forester vehicles, please feel free to contact us directly either by email or over the phone for more information.

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