2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

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Winner: 2017 Subaru Forester (Details Below)

Both the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 have starting MSRPs that are average for the compact SUV class. However, the base model Forester with an automatic transmission has a lower starting price ($23,595) than a comparable RAV4 model ($24,910). In their compact SUV class, only the Volkswagen Tiguan costs more than the RAV4.

The top of the line Forester starts at $34,295, which is nearly $2,000 less than the top of the line RAV4 model. All Forester models come standard with all-wheel drive. RAV4 buyers can save money by choosing the front-wheel drive model rather than the all-wheel drive model.

Demand for the Forester and RAV4 is strong, meaning it may be hard to get a good deal on either model. 

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