2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester
The Toyota RAV4 just underwent a facelift for the 2016 model year as the brand introduced its Hybrid counterpart, and now this year they continue to offer enhancements for both models, switching up the trim levels and standardizing many features. We wanted to see how the continued improvements of the RAV4 have helped it take down some of its competitors, by comparing it to one of its segment rivals, in this case pitting the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota RAV4
The table above shows four of the most important specifications in the compact crossover segment, so we thought we’d go right down the line analyzing the differences and advantages of each row. The top row kicks things off with city fuel efficiency, in which the RAV4 achieves 10.2 l/100km – 0.5 l/100km less than the Subaru Forester. That’s not a huge advantage, but it will lead to savings at the pump over time. Especially when combined with the next row, which shows the RAV4 also has a 0.6 l/100km advantage on the highway.
While fuel efficiency is important, it’s not the only important aspect. Power is just as important in many cases, and in this case the RAV4 offers an extra 6 horsepower. That’s not going to be a particularly noticeable advantage, but it is there, and will deliver a more enjoyable driving experience every time you get behind the wheel. The last row then depicts a very important aspect when it comes to crossovers like these: cargo capacity.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 offers an extra 4 cubic feet of space behind the back row, meaning you’ll be able to fit quite a bit more luggage or groceries or whatever you need to transport with you. All of these advantages make this comparison pretty clear in our opinion, so if you’re interested in a RAV4 of your own be sure to schedule a test drive here on our website and come in to try one out for yourself.