2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: Which Compact Crossover SUV is Right for You?

Are you shopping for a new crossover SUV, but can't decide which vehicle is the right fit for you? AT Scenic Subaru in Mount Airy, NC, we offer a wonderful selection of new 2021 Subaru Forester models, and with so much to offer throughout the lineup, we're confident that there's a Forester model that's right for any driver around Elkin. The new 2021 Subaru Forester lineup is the most advanced one yet, offering legendary Subaru performance and off-road capability, a bevy of cutting-edge technology and safety features, and an upscale interior that will fit both passengers and cargo comfortably on every trip to Westfield, NC.

We want to help make your shopping experience as easy and straightforward as possible. That's why we're going to compare the new 2021 Subaru Forester lineup to the 2021 Toyota RAV4 lineup. Both vehicles are in the compact crossover SUV class and offer many similarities but it's the differences that we feel will make a new Subaru Forester model the ideal fit for your lifestyle and needs and around North Wilkesboro.

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Every new Subaru Forester model comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Even if you don't think you'll be taking your adventures off-road around Ararat, or facing bad weather every day, with standard all-wheel drive, you can enjoy a more commanding and confident driving experience everywhere you go. The Toyota RAV4 comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive instead. All-Wheel Drive is available on every model, but it will cost more.
  • Price is always an important factor to consider when buying your next vehicle, especially when you're looking for the best value. The new 2021 Subaru Forester starts at under $25,000, while the new Toyota RAV4 starts at just over $26,000, allowing you to save or upgrade to a higher Forester trim level for a comparable price to the base RAV4 model. When you factor in available all-wheel drive on the RAV4, the starting price rises to over $27,000.
  • If you want a vehicle that's spacious and comfortable for both you and your passengers, the new Forester has you covered. The Forester offers 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 98.9 cubic feet in the new Toyota RAV4.
  • The new Subaru Forester also offers more available cargo space than the RAV4 does, with up to 76.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, compared to 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space in the RAV4.
  • The new Toyota RAV4 offers slightly higher estimated fuel economy than the new 2021 Forester does. However, the Forester allows you to travel further on a full tank of gas by offering 16.6 gallons of fuel capacity, compared to 14.5 gallons offered in the RAV4, allowing you to skip the pump on your outings around Southwest Virginia.
  • Both the new 2021 Subaru Forester and the 2021 Toyota RAV4 come equipped with a suite of standard driver assist features to help you always stay aware of your surroundings. Both models offer similar features, but only the Subaru Forester offers standard LED steering responsive headlights which can bend around corners to provide you with the utmost visibility.

Explore Our Large Selection of New Subaru Forester Models Online Today

We invite you to learn more about the entire lineup of new 2021 Subaru Forester models from the comfort of your home by exploring our large selection online today. Once you choose the right model, you can apply for financing online and we'll work with you to personalize a financing or lease plan that fits your budget and needs the best.

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