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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.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 VS 2017 Subaru Forester

2.5L 4-cylinder DOHC with dual VVT-i

Hybrid 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 drive

All-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.

To learn more about the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester comparison, please contact Oakbrook Toyota.

2017 Toyota RAV4 in white
Moon roof in 2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Toyota RAV4 cargo area with additional utility options
2017 Toyota RAV4 with rear seats collapsed

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