Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 Comparison

    Subaru Forester

    Toyota RAV4

    2024 Subaru
    Forester
    vs
    2024 Toyota
    RAV4
    Select Variants...

    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.0
    8.3
    0.0
    Based on the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD)
    Based on the Toyota RAV4 EDGE (AWD) HYBRID
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    Off-roadingOff-roading
    Long distance drivingLong distance driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    48L - 63L
    322 to 466 km
    55L
    264 to 385 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $37,890 - $50,140
    $39,760 - $58,360
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    CarExpert's Take

    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Excellent practicality
    • Super easy to live with
    • AWD is standard
    Misses
    • Better value lower in the range
    • A bit thirsty
    • Not a thrilling car to drive
    James Wong
    Production Editor
    James Wong drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Still the efficiency leader
    • Still the people's choice
    • Tech updates are welcome
    Misses
    • Far more expensive than it once was
    • Doesn't go as hard as 163kW might suggest
    • Lacks the premium feel of some rivals

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Colours Available

    The 2024 Subaru Forester is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant:

    • Crystal White Pearl
    • Ice Silver Metallic
    • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
    • Crimson Red Pearl
    • Autumn Green Metallic
    • Horizon Blue Pearl
    • Cascade Green Silica
    • Magnetite Grey Metallic
    • Crystal Black Silica
    • Sapphire Blue Pearl

    The Toyota RAV4 is available in nine different colours, however not all are available across all variants. The following are available on the Cruiser and GXL:

    • Glacier White
    • Crystal Pearl
    • Silver Sky
    • Graphite
    • Atomic Rush (red)
    • Eclipse Black
    • Mineral Blue
    • Saturn Blue

    The GX misses out on Crystal Pearl. The XSE missed out on Crystal Pearl, Atomic Rush, Eclipse lack and Saturn Blue.

    The top-spec Toyota RAV4 Edge misses out on the two white colours and Saturn Blue but it does get its own unique Jungle Khaki colour.

    Premium paint is a $675 option.

    A full list of colours for the 2022 range has yet to be announced.

    Specs

    Type
    DIRECT FUEL INJDIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1995 - 24981987 - 2487
    Size (L)
    2.5L, 2.0L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    FLAT 4INLINE 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    110kW - 136kW127kW - 152kW
    Power RPM
    5800 - 60005700 - 6600
    Torque
    196Nm - 239Nm203Nm - 243Nm
    Torque RPM
    4000 - 44003600 - 4400
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    12.1 - 12.513 - 14

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