2019 Toyota RAV4 LE FWD (SE)

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i

2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Toyota RAV4


2019 Subaru Forester
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
35 mpg*

Highway Fuel Economy

33 mpg
203 hp

Standard Engine Horsepower

182 hp
Available in Baseline Trim

Blind Spot Monitor

Requires Upgrade

Hybrid Model


If you’ve been searching for the perfect compact SUV, and you’ve done your research, there’s a strong chance that you have one important question on your mind. So, if you’ve been wondering, “Which Car is Better: Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4?” then you’re in luck! Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville has pitted the 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Subaru Forester, so you can see which one is right for your daily drives around Carrollton and Flower Mound.

2019 Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4: Performance

When you compare the Subaru Forester to Toyota RAV4, it isn’t hard to see that the Toyota has a clear edge. Although the Forester performs well, the RAV4 manages to eke out small but significant advantages in almost every category that matters to our neighbors:

  • Drivetrain: Only the Subaru Forester offers all-wheel drive as a standard feature, but since AWD is optional in every RAV4 configuration, we don’t feel that this is a significant advantage. What’s more, only the RAV4 is available with Dynamic Torque-Vectoring All-Wheel Drive.
  • Horsepower: If power is your thing, you’ll be pleased to learn that the RAV4 easily outclasses the Forester. The Toyota delivers 203 hp, while the Forester manages just 182 hp.
  • Efficiency: These two SUVs both get city fuel economy of 26 mpg*. However, the RAV4 wins out on the highway, with 35 mpg* compared to 33 mpg in the Forester. What’s more, only this year’s RAV4 is available as an even more efficient (and more powerful) hybrid.
  • Towing Capacity: The biggest 2019 Toyota RAV4 advantage just might be its towing power. Those who opt for the newly-redesigned Adventure trim will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds! The most that a fully-upgraded Forester can handle is 1,500 pounds.
2019 Toyota RAV4 with trailer

2019 Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4: Safety Features

The 2019 Subaru Forester was named as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the 2018 Toyota RAV4 earned the same designation! Since the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is bringing even more to the table, we think it’s clearly the safer buy:

  • Driver Assistance: The Forester comes standard with EyeSight®, while the RAV4 comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0). Both packages include useful driver assists like adaptive cruise control, but the more-recently-updated Toyota package is the only one to include automatic high beams and automatic road sign identification.
  • Optional Upgrades: A larger suite of standard safety features isn’t the only RAV4 edge. This SUV also gives drivers more options from the start! You’ll need to upgrade your configuration to access a blind spot monitor or a rear cross traffic monitor in the Forester, but both are available right from the start in the Toyota.
2019 RAV4 models on the road

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Don’t Wait to Get Behind the Wheel!

Now that you’ve compared the Toyota RAV4 to the Subaru Forester, you might also be interested in seeing how it compares to the 2019 Honda CR-V. With a great price and truly satisfying interior features, we think the best-selling RAV4 wins out against every challenger — and we’re not the only ones.

If you’re ready to experience this SUV for yourself, simply visit Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville to set up a test drive today! You’ll love how you feel behind the wheel of a new Toyota RAV4 for sale in Lewisville. Apply for financing today to get started.

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*Based on 2019 EPA estimates.

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Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville
Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville
1547 S. Stemmons Fwy
Lewisville, TX, 75067 US
(469) 671-5500
Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville 33.0213337, -96.9874464.