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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,391

Toyota RAV4 Limited   
Difference: $1,675

Lowest Total Invoice: $30,866

Toyota RAV4 Limited   
Difference: $1,492

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterRAV4RAV4RAV4RAV4
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSELimitedHybrid LimitedPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $31,295 $34,295 $28,790 $30,905 $34,030 $34,750
Base Invoice $29,243 $32,028 $26,919 $28,897 $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 49
Door sill trim plates 38 38   199 199  
All-weather floor mats 72 72 239 239 239 239
Roof rack crossbars 199 199 315 315 315 315
Universal garage door opener 76 76        
Remote start 445 445 499 499 499 499
Power Extra Value Package     1,010      
S-Code Paint Treatment     1,100      
Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation     1,310      
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 35
Door sill trim plates 24 24   179 179  
All-weather floor mats 46 46 135 135 135 135
Roof rack crossbars 117 117 210 210 210 210
Universal garage door opener 49 49        
Remote start 333 333 310 310 310 310
Power Extra Value Package     959      
S-Code Paint Treatment     980      
Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation     1,165      
Floor mats       140 140  
Options (change) 2,896 2,896 4,522 1,526 1,526 1,102
Options (change) 2,240 2,240 3,794 1,009 1,009 690
Destination 875 875 960 960 960 960
Total Price $35,066 $38,066 $34,272 $33,391 $36,516 $36,812
Total Invoice $32,358 $35,143 $31,673 $30,866 $33,957 $34,141

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 $2,896. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,066.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $2,896. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,066.

The base sticker price of the Toyota RAV4 SE trim is $28,790. The features would cost an additional $4,522. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $34,272.

The base sticker price of the Toyota RAV4 Limited trim is $30,905. The features would cost an additional $1,526. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $33,391.

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 $960, the total price of this trim is $36,516.

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 $960, the total price of this trim is $36,812.

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 $2,240. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,358.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $2,240. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,143.

The invoice of the Toyota RAV4 SE trim is $26,919. The features would cost an additional $3,794. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $31,673.

The invoice of the Toyota RAV4 Limited trim is $28,897. The features would cost an additional $1,009. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $30,866.

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 $960, the total price of this trim is $33,957.

The invoice of the Toyota RAV4 Platinum trim is $32,491. The features would cost an additional $690. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $34,141.

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: $1,945
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,848
Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterRAV4RAV4RAV4RAV4
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSELimitedHybrid LimitedPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine170hp H4250hp H4176hp I4176hp I4150hp I4 H176hp I4
TransmissionCVTCVT-8T6T6CVTT6
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWDFWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8576, 11?, 6?, 6576, 11
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/55-18235/55-18235/55-18235/55-18235/55-18
Total Price$35,066$38,066$34,272$33,391$36,516$36,812
Adjustments for Features-3,785-4,0850-165-1,715-1,050
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$31,281$33,981$34,272$33,226$34,801$35,762
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,700$1,046$0$1,575$2,536
Total Invoice$32,358$35,143$31,673$30,866$33,957$34,141
Adjustments for Features-3,493-3,7710-153-1,595-974
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$28,865$31,372$31,673$30,713$32,362$33,167
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,507$960$0$1,649$2,454

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterRAV4RAV4RAV4RAV4
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSELimitedHybrid LimitedPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000   $1000 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100    
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100$1100 $1100
AWD$1700$1700  $1700 
FWD  $0$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$150$150    
Hill descent control$250$250    
Lane sway warning system$25$25    
Obstacle detection, front  $200$200$200$200
Perimeter scan     $25
Rearview camera$200$200$200$200$200 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger  $75$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$0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0    
Surround sound  $250  $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$900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100    
Wheel-lip moldings  $75$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$750
Steering-linked headlights$150$150    
Tachometer$75$75$75$75 $75
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100   
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900    
Memory system, driver seat$200$200 $200$200$200
Power release, second row seats$100$100    
Synthetic leather seating surfaces  $0$0$0$0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350$350   
Chrome-coated alloy wheels   $600$600$600
Electronic systems calibration selector  $200$200$200$200
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0$0   
Terrain selector$200$200    
Total Value of Features$8,060$8,360$4,275$4,440$5,990$5,325
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,785$4,085$0$165$1,715$1,050
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,493-3,7710-153-1,595-974

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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 intervention150No
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 Requested267593%
Total Not Requested2007%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
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
Toyota RAV4 SE

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Power Extra Value Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power liftgate350Yes
Total Requested1150100%
Total Not Requested00%
S-Code Paint Treatment
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Two-tone paint0No
Total Requested30060%
Total Not Requested20040%
Entune Premium JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250No
JBL, 576W, 11 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested72555%
Total Not Requested60045%

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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