Subaru Forester compared to the Toyota RAV4

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The Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4 are currently two of the popular compact SUVs amongst our Florence, KY drivers. While these two vehicles have many similarities, there are several key differences that are worth taking into consideration to determine which car is the right fit for you and your unique lifestyle in Cincinnati, OH.

Difference in Performance

You need your vehicle to take you where you want to go. The Subaru Forester features a standard symmetrical all-wheel drive on all models. The Toyota RAV4 only offers an all-wheel-drive on more expensive models. Aside from this, the Subaru Forester also delivers more horsepower when compared to the RAV4. The Forester features a Subaru Boxer engine that produces 182 horsepower while the RAV4 only delivers 176 horsepower. In terms of efficiency, the Subaru Forester has an edge over the Toyota RAV4.

Similar Interiors

The Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4 are both stylish vehicles that provide comfort. The Subaru Forester features a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, a power liftgate, a memory driver's seat, and heated front and rear seats, among many other features. This vehicle also features a dial on the console for weather conditions such as snow and dirt.

The Toyota RAV4 features a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charging pad, a hands-free power liftgate, and heated and ventilated front seats. While the RAV4 does have an interior that provides comfort and convenience for both the driver and passengers, the Subaru Forester has extra features that give it an edge over the Toyota RAV4.

Subaru Values Safety

Safety should be a primary concern when you are shopping for a vehicle. The Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4 both have radar technology. The radar technology monitors the vehicle's surroundings in and around Covington and also assists with cruise control and impact detection. Subaru calls its radar technology feature Eyesight Driver Assistance while Toyota calls its radar technology Toyota Safety Sense.

Subaru has an added feature in addition to Eyesight Driver Assistance called the Subaru DriverFocus system. This is a system that acts as a co-pilot to help the driver stay focused on the roads ahead in Fort Thomas. While the RAV4 does have useful safety features, the Subaru Forester has extra safety features to give you peace of mind during each driving experience.

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Technology Features

The Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4 both feature useful technology features. The RAV4 has a 7-inch infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You will find five USB ports in the interior of the RAV4. The Subaru Forester features a 6.5-inch infotainment screen. The Forester provides four USB ports. You can also expect to find 4G LTE with Wi-Fi capability in the Forester.

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Test Drive a Subaru Forester at Joseph Subaru of Florence

When you take all of these factors into consideration, the Subaru Forester is ultimately the better vehicle when compared to the Toyota RAV4. If you'd like to see the features for yourself, we invite you to make the short drive from Fort Mitchell to learn more and test drive a Subaru Forester today.