Which is better, the 2020 Subaru Forester or RAV4?

The question of whether the 2020 Subaru Forester is better than the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is fun to explore. The Forester and RAV4 are clearly the top competitors in a class of vehicles known as compact (or crossover) SUVs. However, one seems to edge out the other with standard AWD, exceptional ground clearance, a roomy, more comfortable cabin, and an unparalleled safety record - all at a lower price. The 2020 Subaru Forester has all of these features, and bested the RAV4 in a comparison by thecarconnection.com with a 6.8 versus 6.5 expert ranking and a whopping 417 versus 145 in the people's vote.

Which is Bigger, the 2020 Subaru Forester or the RAV4?

Does size matter with cars? Yes and no. The important thing is not necessarily the overall size of the car, but how it affects your comfort as a driver and passenger and the driveability of the vehicle itself. The dimensions of the 2020 Subaru Forester are comparable to the RAV4 with the Forester a little longer, a little narrower, and a little taller. But the front headroom of the Forester is a significant 41.2 inches versus 37.7 in the RAV4, and legroom 43.3 inches versus 41 in front. Reviewers from thecarconnection.com noted that "a 5-foot-10 editor's head consistently brushed the headliner in the driver's seat" and "the outward vision of the Forester is better." So final answer: the 2020 Subaru Forester proves that size is important where it counts, and it clearly beats the RAV4 in driver comfort and visibility.

Which is Safer, the 2020 Subaru Forester or the RAV4?

We are happy to report that both the 2020 Subaru Forester and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 have earned excellent safety ratings, with both vehicles earning a five-star overall score from the NHTSA and being named an IIHS "Top Safety Pick." However, Digitaltrends.com voted the 2020 Subaru Forester "the safest compact SUV, " earlier this year. The Forester's suite of safety features, called EyeSight, puts it ahead of the competition. EyeSight includes forward collision alert, emergency automatic front braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. Once again, Forester leads the pack in safety for your family.

Why is the 2020 Subaru Forester so Popular?

The Forester's popularity is no surprise. Owners love the versatility and small price tag of this compact SUV. But what really sets the Forester apart from others in this category is the Subaru name and all that it represents. The 2020 Subaru Forester is arguably the safest car in its class and comes with a list of standard features - AWD and ample ground clearance being two important ones - that make it just as capable of off-roading as it is of taking the kids to soccer practice or braving the morning commute. The 2020 Subaru Forester is the total package when it comes to compact SUVs. Subaru has built its reputation on safe, reliable cars that also serve an adventure lifestyle, and the Forester lives up to that promise.

Why Should I Buy a 2020 Subaru Forester?

There are many reasons to buy the Forester, but if you are undecided between it and others in its class, here are a few questions to ask to help make the decision. Firstly, how safe is the vehicle? The 2020 Subaru Forester, with its stellar suite of safety features known as EyeSight, has been voted best in class for safety. Secondly, how does the vehicle perform? Standard AWD, ample ground clearance, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) on the 2020 Subaru Forester make it the off-roading champion among its peers and great for around-the-town driving too. Lastly, is the vehicle a good value? For rugged good looks, safety, reliability, excellent fuel economy and power, and great tech features - all standard at a low price - your answer could only be the Forester!

The Subaru Forester is a standout in a highly competitive class of vehicles, and it's really fun to drive! Contact Rafferty Subaru today to schedule a test drive of the Forester.


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