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2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Forester

A complete redesign has made the 2019 Toyota RAV4 more attractive than ever to Bangor-area families. With an athletic style, a power-packed engine, efficient fuel-economy numbers, a family-friendly design and a smorgasbord of high-tech features, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 at Downeast Toyota is a family favorite. Learn more about how the next-generation Toyota RAV4 fares against a premier competitor in the segment with this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison.

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a well-rounded, well-equipped family crossover that is available in five grades – LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited. With a price tag that starts at $25,500, room for five passengers and a versatile cabin that provides 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, the Toyota RAV4 will check all the boxes. To create value, the all-new Toyota RAV4 will add standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 technology, Toyota Entune™ 3.0, Apple CarPlay and onboard Wi-Fi Connect capabilities.

Gray 2019 Toyota RAV4 on City Street vs Green 2019 Subaru Forester on a Country Road

2019 Toyota RAV4 VS 2019 Subaru Forester
$25,500 Base Price $24,295
203-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 182-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder
37.6 - 69.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 35.4 - 76.1 Cubic Feet
3,500 Pounds Towing Capacity 1,500 Pounds

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester?

Power and fuel economy are hallmarks of the compact crossover segment and the Toyota RAV4 will stand out in this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison. Armed with a 203-horsepower 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine that manufactures 184 pound-feet of torque, the Toyota RAV4 will overpower its Subaru Forester competitor. All Subaru Forester models feature a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

Equipped with a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive Toyota RAV4 entries will make 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. When you add the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system with Rear Driveline Disconnect, the Toyota RAV4 will achieve 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Subaru Forester entries employ a Continuously Variable Transmission with standard all-wheel drive to earn 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. Families who tow a camper or trailer will find that the Toyota RAV4 is a better option with a 3,500-pound towing capacity that the Subaru Forester cannot match.

A fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will set the Toyota compact crossover apart from many competitors. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid entries pair a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine and dual high-torque electric motors with a Continuously Variable Transmission to make 219 horsepower, 41 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Add an innovative all-wheel drive system to the equation and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will provide families with a capable performance.

Next-generation 2019 Toyota RAV4 entries cater to families on the go with a wealth of high-tech features at every turn. A 7-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system comes standard and provides one-touch access to Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Connect and Google Assistant. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is an added highlight of the Toyota RAV4 resumé that will add a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist. Additional highlights of the Toyota RAV4 spec sheet include a 7-inch Multi-Information Display, an 11-speaker JBL® sound system, a Qi wireless charging system, a Toyota SofTex® interior and much more.

Visit Downeast Toyota today to schedule a test drive in the 2019 Toyota RAV4!

Red 2019 Toyota RAV4 Rear Exterior by the Ocean
2019 Toyota RAV4 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Entune 3.0 Touchscreen Display
Overhead Cutaway View of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior
Cutaway View of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior