2020 Toyota RAV4 vs 2020 Subaru Forester

When looking for a midsize crossover, you may be looking for a well-rounded model with plenty of comfort and performance. One such model comes in the 2020 Toyota RAV4, which offers a strong base of features and a classy, high-tech interior.

Even when comparing the model to its midsize crossover competitors, the five-seat model has a solid base engine with plenty of amenities. Today, we at Toyota of Puyallup compared it to the 2020 Subaru Forester to see what stands out between them.

2020 Toyota RAV4


2020 Subaru Forester
2.5L 4-Cylinder 8A Base Engine Option 2.5L 4-Cylinder CVT
203 Horsepower 182
184 ft-lbs Torque 176 ft-lbs
26 City / 35 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 26 City / 33 Highway MPG
3,500 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs


Looking at both engines in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 and the 2020 Subaru Forester side-by-side, there’s an obvious edge by the 2020 Toyota RAV4. While both engines are of similar size, the RAV4 offers better performance across the board. This includes horsepower and torque, which both receive notable increases. What’s even better is the Toyota RAV4 towing capacity, which can reach up to 3,500 lbs – one ton more than the Subaru Forester. With the added support, it can be considered a much more versatile performing crossover.

Find a 2020 Toyota RAV4 at Toyota of Puyallup

When it comes to the interior space, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 boasts an impressive set of features to make your drive comfortable, efficient, and high-tech. Its cabin allows for 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Subaru Forester model’s 33.0 cubic feet. Overhead, the RAV4 has an available Panoramic Glass Roof for maximum sunlight and air circulation on those days you want to cruise down State Route 512. Other features available in the 2020 Toyota RAV4 include:

  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • JBL® 11-Speaker Audio System
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Capabilities
  • Amazon Alexa and Bluetooth® Connectivity
  • QI-Compatible Wireless Charger
  • Up to Five USB Ports

Plus, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 comes in a TRD Off-Road Edition, which provides an enhanced off-road experience unlike any trim models with the 2020 Subaru Forester.

If you’re looking for an efficient and durable midsize crossover with a high-end interior, look no further than the 2020 Toyota RAV4. Even when compared to other models in its class, its specifications and amenities stand up to the test. Check one out for yourself in the Puyallup, WA area at Toyota of Puyallup.

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