2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Choice paralysis is a common problem many shoppers encounter when searching for their next vehicle. Having trouble deciding between the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2019 Subaru Forester? To help illustrate the differences between these two crossover SUVs, we’ve compared their engine performance ratings, cargo-hauling capabilities and available technology features.

Both SUVs are offered in five trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited for the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and Base, Premium, Sport, Limited and Touring for the 2019 Subaru Forester. Although both vehicles are powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, the 2019 RAV4 beats the 2019 Forester in terms of performance. The 2019 RAV4 produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque while the 2019 Forester only generates 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Toyota RAV4


2019 Subaru Forester

5 Trim Levels 5
203 Standard Horsepower 182
37.5 cu.ft. Cargo Capacity 33 cu.ft.
7 in. Touchscreen Interface 6.5 in.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Storage & Technology

Drivers should know that when all seats are upright in both vehicles, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 has more cargo capacity than the 2019 Subaru Forester. The 2019 RAV4 has a standard cargo capacity of 37.5 cubic feet, which is 4.5 cu.ft. more than the 2019 Forester’s standard cargo capacity.

The standard technology offerings found inside the 2019 Toyota RAV4 are more impressive than the 2019 Subaru Forester as well. The 2019 RAV4’s standard infotainment system has a larger interface than the 2019 Forester’s. In addition to this infotainment system, other 2019 RAV4 technology features include a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay support, a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and a sound system with six speakers.

Available 2019 Toyota RAV4 safety features include: A vehicle proximity notification system, an advanced airbag system with eight speakers, hill start assistance control, trailer-sway control, an anti-theft system with an engine immobilizer, front and rear side-impact door beams and a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.