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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,296

Toyota RAV4 Limited   
Difference: $694

Lowest Total Invoice: $31,710

Toyota RAV4 Limited   
Difference: $599

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterRAV4RAV4RAV4
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringLimitedHybrid LimitedPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $31,295 $34,295 $31,830 $34,030 $34,750
Base Invoice $29,243 $32,028 $29,761 $31,988 $32,491
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,595 1,595      
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199 199      
Cargo cover 182 182      
Cargo net 90 90 49 49 49
Door sill trim plates 38 38 199 199  
All-weather floor mats 72 72 239 239 239
Roof rack crossbars 199 199 315 315 315
Remote start 445 445 499 499 499
Floor mats     225 225  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,366 1,366      
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129 129      
Cargo cover 118 118      
Cargo net 58 58 35 35 35
Door sill trim plates 24 24 179 179  
All-weather floor mats 46 46 135 135 135
Roof rack crossbars 117 117 210 210 210
Remote start 333 333 310 310 310
Floor mats     140 140  
Options (change) 2,820 2,820 1,526 1,526 1,102
Options (change) 2,191 2,191 1,009 1,009 690
Destination 875 875 940 940 940
Total Price $34,990 $37,990 $34,296 $36,496 $36,792
Total Invoice $32,309 $35,094 $31,710 $33,937 $34,121

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

The configured Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

Even when the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $31,295. The features would cost an additional $2,820. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,990.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $2,820. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,990.

The base sticker price of the Toyota RAV4 Limited trim is $31,830. The features would cost an additional $1,526. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $34,296.

The base sticker price of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited trim is $34,030. The features would cost an additional $1,526. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $36,496.

The base sticker price of the Toyota RAV4 Platinum trim is $34,750. The features would cost an additional $1,102. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $36,792.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota RAV4 trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota RAV4 Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

The configured Toyota RAV4 4dr SUV

Even when the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $29,243. The features would cost an additional $2,191. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,309.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $2,191. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,094.

The invoice of the Toyota RAV4 Limited trim is $29,761. The features would cost an additional $1,009. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $31,710.

The invoice of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited trim is $31,988. The features would cost an additional $1,009. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $33,937.

The invoice of the Toyota RAV4 Platinum trim is $32,491. The features would cost an additional $690. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $34,121.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota RAV4 trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota RAV4 Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,026
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,836
Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterRAV4RAV4RAV4
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringLimitedHybrid LimitedPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4250hp H4176hp I4150hp I4 H176hp I4
TransmissionCVTCVT-8T6CVTT6
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8?, 6?, 6576, 11
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/55-18235/55-18235/55-18235/55-18
Total Price$34,990$37,990$34,296$36,496$36,792
Adjustments for Features-3,720-4,0200-1,550-885
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$31,270$33,970$34,296$34,946$35,907
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,700$0$650$1,611
Total Invoice$32,309$35,094$31,710$33,937$34,121
Adjustments for Features-3,435-3,7140-1,441-821
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$28,874$31,380$31,710$32,496$33,300
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,506$0$786$1,590

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterRAV4RAV4RAV4
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringLimitedHybrid LimitedPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000  $1000 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100   
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100 $1100
AWD$1700$1700 $1700 
FWD  $0 $0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate    $100
Heated steering wheel$100$100  $100
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25   
PIN Code Access$10$10   
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras    $500
Backup collision intervention$250$250   
Hill descent control$250$250   
Lane sway warning system$25$25   
Obstacle detection, front  $200$200$200
Perimeter scan    $25
Rearview camera$200$200$200$200 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger  $75$75$75
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100   
Trailer sway control  $25$25$25
Vehicle health reports$0$0   
Wide-view front camera    $150
Wide-view rear camera    $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat  $40$40 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-compatible player  $0$0$0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0   
Surround sound    $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300   
Wiper de-icer$25$25   
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50   
Sunroof  $900$900$900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100   
Wheel-lip moldings  $75$75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150   
Large energy flow and fuel economy display   $25 
LED headlights$1000$1000   
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750$750$750
Steering-linked headlights$150$150   
Tachometer$75$75$75 $75
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100   
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900   
Power release, second row seats$100$100   
Synthetic leather seating surfaces  $0$0$0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350   
Chrome-coated alloy wheels  $600$600$600
Electronic systems calibration selector  $200$200$200
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0   
Terrain selector$200$200   
Total Value of Features$7,960$8,260$4,240$5,790$5,125
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,720$4,020$0$1,550$885
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,435-3,7140-1,441-821

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterRAV4
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in104.7 in
Length180.9 in183.5 in
Width70.7 in72.6 in
Height66.4 in65.9 in
Curb Weight3,297 lb.3,456 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in54.3 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in42.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in55.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in48.9 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in37.2 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft338.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft373.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention250No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested267590%
Total Not Requested30010%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention250No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested267587%
Total Not Requested40013%

Option Package Details
Toyota RAV4 Limited

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Toyota RAV4 Platinum

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%

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