Compare the New 2018 Subaru Forester to the New 2018 Toyota RAV4!


Although there may be many options when it comes to finding a new compact crossover SUV, the new 2018 Subaru Forester continues to reign supreme. Whether you're looking for family friendly accommodations, adventure seeking functionality or elegant comfort throughout, with six 2018 Forester trim levels to choose from, there's a model designed to fit every need and more with ease. To provide you with some perspective into how special and accommodating the new 2018 Forester is, we're going to compare it to the new 2018 Toyota RAV4 and let you see side by side a few of the ways the two competitors stack up to each other.


2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

  • Price should always play a factor when looking for your next vehicle. The new 2018 Forester starts at $22,795 MSRP while the new 2018 RAV4 starts at $24,410, allowing you to save over $1,000 when you choose the Forester.
  • Whether your adventures take you off the beaten path or you want to enjoy a more connected driving experience, every new Forester model comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The RAV4 is available with all-wheel drive, but it will cost extra on top of an already higher starting price.
  • When equipped with an automatic transmission, the Forester achieves a higher estimated fuel economy than the RAV4, with up to 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway compared to 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway from the RAV4.
  • The RAV4 slightly edges the Forester in terms of horsepower produces in the standard engine. However, the RAV4 only has one engine option, while the Forester offers an available 2.0-liter turbocharged Boxer engine that produces 250-horsepower.

There's much more to discover throughout the six impressive new 2018 Forester trim levels and we welcome you to come experience it all during a test drive at Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA! We're conveniently located in Oakland, CA and proudly serve nearby San Francisco, Hayward and all over the Bay Area!

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