2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Toyota RAV4


2020 Subaru Forester

203 hp


182 hp
35 highway mpg

Max Fuel Economy

33 highway mpg
3,500 pounds

Max Towing

1,500 pounds
Your Choice



2020 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2020 Subaru Forester

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Subaru Forester are both popular crossover SUVs that offer an incredible fuel economy and ground clearance. However, when it comes to standard safety technology, interior features, and cargo room, the new Toyota RAV4 has the edge. Learn more about these two vehicles in this Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 comparison.


When it comes to performance, the RAV4 and Forester are worthy competitors:

  • With an available tow prep package in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 Adventure trim, this crossover can tow up to 3,500 pounds. That’s significantly more than the 1,500-pound maximum tow rating of the 2020 Forester.
  • The RAV4 produces 203 hp with its 2.5L four-cylinder on the base trim. The Forester returns 182 hp with its 2.5L four-cylinder engine.
  • The Forester has standard all-wheel drive baked into the price while the RAV4 gives drivers the choice to save and drive a 2WD vehicle.
  • The RAV4 comes standard with a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission, while the Forester has a continuously variable transmission.
2020 Toyota RAV4 in Wilderness

Interior Features

If you want a comfortable and well-equipped vehicle, the 2020 RAV4 is the better option. It offers exclusive features that set it above the 2020 Subaru Forester, including:

  • Entune 3.0 Audio
  • 69.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity
  • Available 120V rear cargo power outlet

Safety Features

When you compare the Subaru Forester to Toyota RAV4, you will see that both provide lots of standard active safety features:

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist – If your vehicle starts drifting out of its lane, the system alerts the driver. In certain circumstances, it can bring the vehicle back into its lane.
  • Pre-Collision System – This feature monitors the road for obstacles. If detected, it can apply the brakes to either reduce the severity of a collision or prevent it entirely.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control – When activated, your crossover will match the speed of the vehicle ahead of you on the highway.

Both models also offer an available Blind Spot Monitor safety technology. However, the RAV4 comes standard with automatic high beams to better illuminate the streets of Morton or Springfield.

Compare the Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Forester Today!

Which car is better: Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4? Visit Sam Leman Toyota Bloomington near Springfield to set up a test drive to experience the RAV4 firsthand. While you’re here, be sure to see what the expert reviews say, how the RAV4 compares to the Honda CR-V and how you can save with our available Toyota RAV4 lease deals and vehicle specials.

*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
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