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2017 Forester vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 & 2017 Honda CR-V

Comparing the 2017 Subaru Forester to the Competition

Since it first arrived on the market, the Subaru Forester has been redefining SUV capability, delivering outstanding advantages to drivers of all kinds. With its spacious interior, standard all-wheel drive, and cutting-edge options like EyeSight® and STARLINK™, the latest Forester models remain some of the very best options for drivers throughout Lafayette, LA, and nearby areas like New Iberia, Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Alexandria, Lake Charles, and beyond. So how does the 2017 Forester compare to its toughest competitors? Here at Giles Subaru we've compiled a comparison to showcase the differences between the impressive Forester and its top competitors (Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4). Take a look at the comparisons below to get a better idea of what each SUV has to offer.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V

  • With a base MSRP almost two-thousand dollars lower than that of the CR-V, the superior value of the Forester is apparent right from the start. Starting MSRP for the 2017 Forester = $22,595. Starting MSRP for the 2017 CR-V = $24,045
  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive easily outclasses the available AWD system of the CR-V, which comes with a noticeably larger price tag. For capability and confidence at no extra cost, the Forester is the way to go.
  • With 108.3 cubic feet of interior passenger volume, the Forester stands out as a more comfortable option for drivers and passengers alike.
  • Similarly, the Forester offers immense cargo capacity, especially with the seats folded down to maximize the space.
  • Both models earn impressive safety ratings, but the Honda model doesn't offer the comprehensive safety systems that the EyeSight® driver assist technology boasts, and when there are similar features in the CR-V, they drive the price point up significantly.

Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4

  • The Toyota RAV4 also commands a noticeably higher base MSRP, by well over two-thousand dollars, and yet doesn't offer similar standard features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, making the Forester an apparently far-superior value. Starting MSRP for the 2017 Forester = $22,595. Starting MSRP for the 2017 RAV4 = $24,910
  • The interior of the Forester is quite cavernous, while the RAV4 is comparatively cramped, offering a mere 101.9 cubic feet of passenger volume to the 108.3 cubic feet of the Forester. With more second row head room, leg room, and hip room, the Forester is a far more comfortable and spacious compact SUV to enjoy.
  • With the larger passenger volume, the Forester also delivers greater cargo capacity with the rear seats folded down, maximizing the capability and versatility of the vehicle.
  • With its available EyeSight® driver assist technologies, the Subaru Forester earns some of the very best safety ratings in the industry, while the RAV4 falls short in similar offerings, and earning less five-star ratings than the Forester has.
  • With its standard symmetrical all-wheel drive and impressive ground clearance, adventurous types can enjoy the ability of off-road driving, a pastime the RAV4 can't quite accommodate.

To experience the many advantages of a new Subaru Forester, come and see the Giles Subaru team at 6141 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA. Once you arrive at our location we'll help you to identify the perfect new Subaru vehicle for your future, arrange a test drive, and set you up with the best auto financing option for your lifestyle and budget. Soon you'll be enjoying the comfortable adventures of your future in an unrivaled new Forester.