2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Small SUV Comparison in Columbus, Ohio

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4 Comparison Research in Columbus, OH

When you're looking for a small SUV, there's no shortage of options. However, the 2019 Subaru Forester is simply the best small SUV for your money--even when compared with popular competitors like the 2019 Toyota RAV4. Not only does the Subaru offer more, but it also starts at a lower MSRP than the Toyota RAV4. Keep reading to see how they compare in terms of performance, size, safety, and more; then, head to Byers Airport Subaru for a test drive.

2019 Subaru Forester Interior

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Interior

Despite both being small SUVs, the 2019 Subaru Forester has a much more spacious interior than the 2019 Toyota RAV4. While the Toyota RAV4 only has 98.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, the 2019 Subaru Forester has an impressive 111.9 cubic feet. This means that the 2019 Subaru Forester also has greater maximum cargo volume, as well as greater headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in both rows of seating.


2019 Subaru Forester Technology Features

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Tech Features

These days, many vehicles make it easier to stay connected with your smartphone. The 2019 Subaru Forester is one of them: the STARLINK™ Multimedia Plus system comes with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto. Android™ Auto is not available in the 2019 Toyota RAV4 at all--so if you own an Android phone, you're out of luck.


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2019 Subaru Forester Performance

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Performance

Like most Subaru models, the 2019 Subaru Forester is equipped with full-time Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, giving it incredible traction and off-road prowess (which is furthered by the available X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control). The Toyota RAV4 comes standard as a front-wheel drive vehicle; you'll have to pay more to upgrade to part-time all-wheel drive.

Subaru is also dedicated to the environment, which is why the SUBARU BOXER® engine in the Forester comes with engine auto start/stop. This turns off the engine when you come to a stop, then starts it up again as soon as you take your foot off the brake pedal. This system isn't available in the Toyota RAV4.


2019 Subaru Forester Safety Options

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Safety

Both the 2019 Subaru Forester and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 are safe vehicles. However, the extra traction you'll get from the full-time AWD system that comes standard in the Subaru Forester means that it will keep you safer on slick, snowy, and icy roads. Additionally, the available steering-adaptive headlights on the 2019 Subaru Forester help you see around corners by turning as you steer. This is not an available feature on the 2019 Toyota RAV4


2019 Subaru Forester Driver Assist Technology

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Toyota RAV4: Driver Assist Technology

Both of these SUVs come standard with a driver assist system: the EyeSight® system in the Subaru Forester and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 in the RAV4. However, the 2019 Subaru Forester comes with available driver assist features that are not available at all in the Toyota RAV4, including the new DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System. In an age where distracted driving is more of a concern than ever, this system works hard to keep you protected.

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The 2019 Subaru Lineup Has Arrived in our Inventory at Byers Airport Subaru in Columbus

Since 1897, the Byers family has been serving the transportation needs of the people of Columbus - even before the age of the automobile. In 1957, we began selling Subaru. The brand grew to dominate the all-wheel drive market since then, and today we're proud to represent the most capable, durable and reliable line of vehicles in the nation. In fact, 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the past 10 years are still on the road! That's how you know a Subaru is built to last. Find yours for less at Byers Airport Subaru. We look forward to showing you a better dealership experience at 401 North Hamilton Road, Columbus, OH 43213.

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