Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Toyota Rav4

2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Toyota Rav4

2021 Subaru Forester


2021 Toyota Rav4

26 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

27 city / 35 hwy*
182 HP


203 HP
2.5L 4 cyl


2.5L 4 cyl

Serving Duluth, GA

As you'll see by making arrangements to test drive the 2021 Subaru Forester online at our dealership, the 2021 Subaru Forester is an SUV that stands out from the crowd. Even though it is a relatively new addition to the market, the Subaru Forester has strong credentials across the board. With class-leading ground clearance, durability, and safety features, it's safe to say that the 2021 Forester is an SUV that has something for everyone. It also offers a roomy cabin and ample storage space in the cargo area. Under the hood is a powerful engine that supports daily driving, weekend adventures, and towing. The Forester even has some new features that you can see in further detail by scheduling an online test drive Subaru Forester at Subaru of Gwinnett. The Subaru Forester now comes with adaptive LED headlights, and it has an expanded line of safety features across the board, too. One vehicle that the Subaru Forester competes with is the Toyota RAV4. While the Subaru Forester gets some notable refreshments in 2021, the RAV4 carries over the same. The Forester surpasses the RAV4 in the space and comfort that is available in its cabin, and its performance features are superior to what you'll get with the Toyota as well.

Performance and Handling

With an online test drive Subaru Forester you can get a sense for the Subaru Forester's powerful and responsive engine and handling system. The Forester is powered by a sole engine across the board, which is a four-cylinder gasoline engine that has a 2.5L displacement. This engine has a maximum power output that reaches up to 182 HP. Its peak torque is slightly more than 175 LB-FT. The engine pairs with a continuously variable automatic transmission to bring you smooth and responsive gear shifting. Subaru's innovative all-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain for the Subaru Forester in 2021. The Toyota RAV4 comes standard with front-wheel drive, and only some trim levels offer all-wheel drive. If you are planning excursions when traction and stability are paramount, the Forester is your best bet of the two vehicles.

Interior Design

A large, spacious, and tech-savvy interior is a highlight of the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester comes loaded even at the base level with comfortable cloth seats, an impressive cargo area for storage, and plenty of standard technology. At the minimum you'll get a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen display. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard conveniences. Smartphone pairing is also supported at the base level, and the Forester also gets Starlink for its app suite system. The next trim gets an eight-inch display and a 4G WiFi hotspot. A panoramic sunroof is also added to the second trim level of the Forester, which also has heated seats and a heated wheel. The Toyota RAV4 does not get a panoramic sunroof on the higher-end trim levels. It only offers an upgrade to an eight-inch display screen at the third trim level and higher. The Subaru has more comfortable seats and also offers more interior space and cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.


Through an online test drive you can also see for yourself all the latest styling details in store for the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester has 8.7 inches in ground clearance, which is a higher ground clearance than the Toyota RAV4 provides. Right off the bat, you'll see that the Forester is a good choice if you want an SUV that is equally comfortable and adept on-road and off. Another standard feature for the Forester but not the RAV4 is adaptive LED lighting technology. The Forester is also equipped with roof rails at the base level, as you'll see with an online test drive, but roof rails are not standard on the Toyota RAV4.

Contact our dealership for an online test drive Subaru Forester at Subaru of Gwinnett today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.