In North America, the Toyota RAV4 has become one of if not the most popular utility vehicle available on the market. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have plenty of outstanding competition within its segment. There are dozens upon dozens of crossovers and other utility vehicles available on the market, and a good chunk of them are compact crossovers like the RAV4. We thought we’d see how our favorite member of the class measures up to one of its increasingly popular rivals, by comparing the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Subaru Forester.
Both of these compact crossovers have plenty to offer, and they’re actually quite comparable to one another as you can see in the table below. But, what the compiled data also shows, is that despite their similarities the RAV4 still pulls ahead in most aspects. But we’ll dive a bit further to show you the differences between them.
Advantages of the 2018 RAV4
2018 Toyota RAV4
2018 Subaru Forester
|176 HP||Horsepower||170 HP|
|9.0 l/100km||Combined Fuel Efficiency||9.8 l/100km|
|38.4 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||34.4 cu. ft.|
The biggest advantage that the RAV4 has over its Subaru competitor, however, comes in the third row. While the fourth row shows that both crossovers offer enough space for up to 5 passengers, the RAV4 offers more space for the stuff that those passengers need to bring along with them. Maybe 4 cubic feet doesn’t sound like a lot of space on paper, but we assure you you’ll be able to fit quite a bit of extra groceries or luggage in the cargo hold of a RAV4 than a Subaru Forester.