2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 Comparison

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Subaru Forester 2019 Toyota RAV4
Front Leg Room
  43.3 in. 41.0 in.
Fuel Range (city/hwy)
  432 / 548 miles 377 / 508 miles
Fuel Capacity
  16.6 gal. 14.5 gal.

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

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If you want to get yourself a new car this year, it is good to take a look at some of the cars that have been able to catch the attention of car enthusiasts. When you mention the 2019 model of Toyota RAV4, you are also bound to mention the 2019 Subaru Forester model. These two makes have been dominating the compact SUV market for quite some time now. But in order to know what makes these two car models attract all the hype, we have to take a look at their features


The RAV4 has a horsepower of 176 while the Forester comprises of an engine with 182 horsepower. This is an indication of how Subaru has put in effort in this 2019 model. The Subaru Forester also has all wheel drive in all of its different trim levels. This has for a long time been a standard feature on many Subaru models, and the 2019 Forester is no exception. For the RAV4, the AWD transmission is only available in its more costly models. With a new Boxer engine, Subaru Forester combines its powerful performance both on and off road. The Subaru has a fuel efficiency that beats the RAV4 by a small margin.

Safety is always a priority to anyone that buys a car for personal or family use. You need to ensure that the car you are using has enough safety features to protect you and other passengers, in case of accidents. In the Subaru Forester 2019 model and Toyota 2019 model, safety has been made a priority. Both cars have used radar technology that help guide the driver when traveling. It enables impact detection to take place as well as assist with cruise control. Using radar technology, it is also possible to monitor the road on which the car is being driven on. Subaru has added an extra safety feature known as face recognition technology. The system alerts the driver if they look too sleepy or fatigued to drive. It's the first of its kind and one surely to blow driver's away.


Having an eye catching design is something that attracts many people to a car. Being able to improve upon a design is another welcomed move that many people can appreciate. When you compare the 2018 and 2019 models of these two brands, you notice a few changes. For the Toyota, there is a noticeable big front grill that wasn't there in previous models. The 2019 RAV4 also has a more sporty look. For Subaru, they have also changed the design of the body. However, the 2019 Forester sport is the most exciting change. The vehicle has orange trims that give it a certain edge over other compact SUVs.


With these two vehicles being among the hot new releases, pricing plays a key factor on the uptake among consumers. The Subaru Forester 2019 model has a price lower than what the Toyota RAV4 is selling for. The Subaru sells for less even though it has some noteworthy features that the RAV4 can't match. For example, the all wheel drive is standard in all Foresters while the RAV4 offers this feature in higher trim levels.

If you are interested in finding out more about these two models and find out why the 2019 Forester is better than the 2019 Forester, book a test drive with a dealer.

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