2016 Toyota RAV4 vs 2016 Subaru Forester

If you take a look around next time you’re driving on the highway, you’ll notice a lot of crossover vehicles. These vehicles are a cross between a sedan and an SUV. It gives drivers the space similar to an SUV so there is a lot more room for passengers and cargo, but it also offers the efficiency similar to a sedan. It’s becoming one of the most popular vehicle segments on the market today, and our team here at Serra Toyota is working to show prospective drivers how the Toyota crossover stands up against the competition.

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE base model will be compared to the 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i. It’s important to keep in mind there are higher models available with more standard features and different performance capabilities, but we wanted to keep things as simple as possible to show you what you’ll be getting from the lowest models available. The engine options are similar when it comes to power, but the RAV4 has a standard automatic transmission whereas the Forester has a manual transmission.

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2016 Toyota RAV4 LE 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i
2.5-liter I-4 Engine Options 2.5-liter H-4
176 Horsepower 170
6-speed manual Standard transmission 6-speed automatic
$25,080 MSRP $23,245

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When it comes to efficiency, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 gets a slightly better fuel economy with 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The 2016 Subaru Forester gets 22 in the city and 29 on the highway. Both vehicles sit on 17-inch steel wheels and come standard with all-season tires for the best traction possible. They’re also both capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped. Each of these crossovers offer similar warranties so drivers can rest assured knowing they’ll be covered.

Safety features are quite similar on both the RAV4 and the Forester. Both of them come with standard daytime running lights, anti-theft security systems and anti-lock braking systems. They also have a lot of the same standard features including a rear window wiper, power side mirrors, cruise control and remote keyless entry systems. Roof racks and cargo area covers are available for the 2016 RAV4, but they’re only an accessory package for the 2016 Forester.

Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota RAV4 are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this new crossover can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

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