Comparing 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Subaru Forester

In the crossover industry, there are two main vehicle builds that demand your attention. Crossovers are generally built either as daily commuters for young professionals and growing families, or all-terrain vehicles for weekend warriors and intrepid adventurers. The two models we have on display today, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Subaru Forester, are skilled in both areas, able to provide you with maximum return on investment both on and off the beaten path. This has made each a prime choice for all types of consumers, and today we'll show you how they match up head-to-head. 

Our team at Toyota Palo Alto is dedicated to providing you with a buying experience as informative as it is fun, so we've done some research on the RAV4 and Forester models. This comparison can be a tough debate, as both bring a unique skill set to the table. The choice lies with you, however, so let's jump in and see what these trailblazers can achieve!

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2017 RAV4 vs 2017 Forester
$24,410 MSRP $22,595
2.5-liter Inline 4 / 176 hp Engine / Horsepower 2.5-liter Inline 4 / 170 hp
23 city / 30 highway Fuel Economy 26 city / 32 highway
73.4 cubic feet Cargo Volume 68.5 cubic feet

2017 Toyota RAV4 Palo Alto CA

It's clear that the 2017 Toyota RAV4 in Palo Alto CA and 2017 Subaru Forester are two of the top performers no matter what you're looking for out of your crossover. For better base fuel economy for the price, the Forester might be more your speed, but for better versatility, power, interior space and safety, the RAV4 has just what you need to stay connected and secure on the road. It brings many of the best tech innovations on the market to the fold, many of which the Forester cannot lay claim to. Some of these include:

  • EnTune™ infotainment
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Star Safety System™
  • Many more!

In addition, the 2017 RAV4 is available in hybrid configuration, which greatly increases the efficiency you can expect without reducing any overall performance!

If you're interested in seeing what else the 2017 RAV4 brings to the table, feel free to contact our sales team right here at Toyota Palo Alto. We'll get you behind the wheel for a test drive and help you work out a financing deal if you're convinced that the RAV4 is right for you. Stop in and see us today!

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