2018 Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4


Colorado is Subaru country! They are proven to go through any conditions this state throws at a vehicle. This is why the Subaru Forester is the most popular SUV in this state.


How does it match up with its rivals? Here is how the Forester is compared to the Toyota RAV4.



2018 Subaru 

Forester 2.5i

2018 Toyota 


Engine (Standard)

2.5 Liter H-4 - 170 HP

2.5 Liter I-4 - 176 HP

Combined Fuel Economy

29 MPG

26 MPG

Curb Weight

3395 lbs.

3570 lbs.

Maximum Trailering

1500 lbs.

1500 lbs.

Ground Clearance

8.7 inches

6.1 inches

Cargo Space (Second Row Seat Up)     

34.4 cu. Ft.

38.4 cu. Ft.

Rear Seat Head/Leg Room

39.8 in./38.0  in.

38.9 in,/37.2 in.

Base Price




Beyond this simple graph, the Forester offers these advantages over the RAV4:


  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive offers the advantage of a more balanced drive system with a lower center of gravity keeping the Forester planted in any condition.
  • Higher ground clearance helps to tackle the roughest terrain, along with a suspension system designed to ensure balance off of the highway.
  • Better fuel economy for longer trips between fuel stops.
  • Lighter weight means more flexibility on and off the highway.
  • It remains one of the best values in the class - period!


Which vehicle would you want for year-round use in Colorado's climate and terrain: The Subaru Forester!


Come see one at Greeley Subaru today! Test drive and decide which SUV is the one for you!


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