2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester
One of the most common vehicle styles on the road is the SUV. When this style first hit the market, they were big and thirsty. In order to meet the needs of drivers who love the look and utility of these vehicles while wanting better fuel efficiency, automakers have developed the crossover. These models look like an SUV but have the handling and efficiency of a sedan. Another reason why drivers have fallen in love with the crossover is because they are available in a variety of sizes, with the compact size being one of the most popular. Due to the compact crossover’s popularity, shoppers have many options to choose from, which can prove to be difficult when trying to make a final decision. We would like to help make the choice easier by presenting a comparison of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Subaru Forester.
|2017 Toyota RAV4||VS||2017 Subaru Forester|
2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with dual VVT-iHybrid 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with VVT-i
|Engine Options||2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC SUBARU BOXER|
|23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway||Conventional Engine Fuel Economy||26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway|
Front-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
|Drivetrain Options||Symmetrical all-wheel drive|
|73 cubic feet||Max. Cargo Capacity||74 cubic feet|
2017 Toyota RAV4 Engine Power and Fuel Economy
Although the engines of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Subaru Forester are the same size in terms of liters, there are some differences. Because of these differences, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is available in conventional and hybrid formats.
Conventional versions of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 are outfitted with a 176 horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC engine with dual VVT-i. This engine delivers 172 lb.-ft. of torque, a 1,500-pound towing capacity, and an estimated 23 mpg-city/30 mpg-highway fuel economy.
For more city-driving fuel efficiency and environmental friendliness, the hybrid variation of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is outfitted with a 194 net horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC engine with VVT-i. This engine allows the hybrid 2017 Toyota RAV4 to be classified as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) by government standards. The hybrid 2017 Toyota RAV4 delivers an estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. It also has the strength to pull up to 1,750 pounds.
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