Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4
SUVs like the 2022 Subaru Forester and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 are a smart choice for all kinds of drivers. They’re versatile enough for your road trips and commutes and offer room for the whole family!
To help drivers in Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland decide which one is right for them, Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall looks at what each has to offer in this Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison.
The Subaru Forester offers seating for up to five people with 111.6 cubic feet of passenger room. That’s plenty of space for everyone on board to stretch out.
The driver and front passenger can enjoy 41.2 inches of headroom and 43.3 inches of legroom. Meanwhile, passengers in the back will be able to relax with 39.6 inches of headroom and 39.4 inches of legroom.
The Toyota RAV4 also has two rows of seats and room for up to five people, but it doesn’t offer as much space. There’s only 98.9 cubic feet of passenger room, which makes both the front and back rows feel less spacious. Up front, there’s only 37.7 inches of headroom and 41 inches of legroom. The second row has just 39.5 inches of headroom and 37.8 inches of legroom.
The Forester also gives you extra space for your cargo. With the backseats folded flat, it has up to 74.2 cubic feet of cargo room. The Toyota RAV4 also has folding seats but can only provide you with 69.8 cubic feet of cargo room.
To give you a safe and stable drive in any condition, the Subaru Forester comes with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. This drivetrain helps you grip the road with the Traction Control System and X-MODE®. The X-MODE® feature adjusts to the terrain you’re driving on and offers selectable driving modes.
The Forester is also prepared to tackle steep hills, bumpy roads, and go through streams. Its 8.7-inch ground clearance gives it a 22.9-degree approach angle for a better ride.
The Toyota RAV4 offers all-wheel drive, but front-wheel drive is standard. It also sits slightly lower to the ground. Its 8.4-inch ground clearance limits the kind of terrain it can travel across by dropping its approach angle down to just 19.0 degrees.
On top of its standard all-wheel drive, the Subaru Forester comes with lots of safety features that will keep you and your loved ones free from harm. EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology comes standard and gives you more awareness. It can help prevent accidents with features such as:
- Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Departure and Sway Warning
- Automatic Pre-Collision Braking
- Pre-Collision Throttle Management
There’s even technology to monitor how you’re driving. The available DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System can sense when you’re distracted or tired and remind you to focus on the road.
The Toyota RAV4 also has a standard safety system, the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 package, which includes several similar driver-assist features. However, it doesn’t offer anything that can tell when you’re tired or not paying attention.
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