2023 Subaru Forester vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Subaru Forester driving down road with bikes on roof
2023 Subaru Forester


2023 Toyota RAV4
$25,495 MSRP*


$28,275 MSRP

Standard AWD

8.7 inches

Standard Ground Clearance

8.1 inches
1,500 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
74.2 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

Maximum Cargo Space

When it comes to finding a vehicle that can do it all, we’re sure the 2023 Subaru Forester and the 2023 Toyota RAV4 come to mind. But how do you know which one is a better fit for your Fairfield and Vallejo needs? Take a look at our side-by-side comparison to see the difference between these two SUVs and all they have to offer your daily drives and big adventures.



Forester vs. RAV4: Price

One of the most important things to pay attention to when buying a new vehicle boils down to price. We know all our American Canyon drivers want to get the best deal possible so they can upgrade to a quality car equipped with all the features and tech they need. Take a look below to see how these two models compare:

2023 Subaru Forester: 

  • Base $26,495* MSRP
  • Premium $29,695* MSRP
  • Sport $31,265* MSRP
  • Wilderness $34,320* MSRP
  • Limited $33,375* MSRP
  • Touring $36,795* MSRP

2023 Toyota RAV4: 

  • LE: $28,275 MSRP
  • XLE: $29,785 MSRP
  • XLE Premium: $32,675 MSRP
  • Adventure: $34,470 MSRP
  • TRD Off-Road: $37,895 MSRP
  • Limited: $36,580 MSRP
  • Hybrid LE: $31,225 MSRP
  • Hybrid XLE: $32,735 MSRP
  • Hybrid Woodland Edition: $34,025 MSRP
  • Hybrid XLE Premium: $35,625 MSRP
  • Hybrid SE: $33,920 MSRP
  • Hybrid XSE: $36,885 MSRP
  • Hybrid Limited: $39,530 MSRP

Subaru vs. Toyota: 2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Forester Performance

The Forester clearly outshines its Toyota counterpart when it comes to performance:

  • 2023 Forester: Enjoy standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs, and more.
  • 2023 RAV4: All-wheel drive comes at an additional cost, offering 8.1 inches of ground clearance and the same 1,500 lbs towing capacity. Note that specific RAV4 trims may have decreased ground clearance, except for the TRD Off-Road trim, which boosts it to 8.6 inches.

Subaru vs. Toyota: 2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Forester Features

When considering affordability, it’s essential to evaluate the standard features of each SUV:

  • 2023 Forester: The Forester offers standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology for enhanced safety. The SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system provides seamless connectivity with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. Additional features include LED headlights, an updated SUBARU BOXER® engine, up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, and a high-strength steel body structure.
  • 2023 RAV4: The RAV4 comes with Toyota Safety Sense™, an integrated backup camera, Apple CarPlay™, the basic version of Entune, up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space, and LED headlights.

Explore the 2023 Forester in Person at Hanlees Napa Subaru!

Now that we were able to show you just how the 2023 Subaru Forester outshines the competition, don’t hesitate to give us a call and schedule a test drive to see how it performs for yourself. Or you can go straight to our finance center to get the purchase process started for your new Forester in Napa!


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