Compare the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 at Michaels Subaru of Bellevue 

Michaels Subaru of Bellevue has made it simple for Bellevue, WA customers to compare the new Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4. We've put together a detailed comparison of these best-selling SUVs to help you make an informed decisions before your next visit. We're your local Subaru dealer with a team of professionals to assist you with your purchase. Continue reading to learn more about the Subaru Forester and see how it compares to the Toyota RAV4.

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The Forester vs. The RAV4: 

  • The Subaru Forester is more than a thousand dollars less than the RAV4 while still offering impressive power and features for Issaquah drivers. 
  • Both of these best-selling crossover SUVs average over 30 miles per gallon on the highway-two of the leaders in their class in terms of fuel efficiency. 
  • Unlike the RAV4, the Forester comes standard with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system-perfect for tackling the rain, mud, snow, and dirt with enhanced traction and control. 
  • There is seating for up to five passengers in both the Forester and RAV4. However, the Forester also offers more available passenger volume to hold all of your family and friends in comfort. 
  • The Forester has more head- and legroom than the RAV4 allowing taller passengers to stretch out during longer drives. 
  • The Forester has 8.7-inch of ground clearance, while the RAV4 has 8.4 inches of ground clearance. 
  • Both models have the cargo space you need to load up your luggage during your upcoming road trip. 
  • The Forester has a much larger fuel tank than the RAV4 to help you take your next adventure further without constant trips to the pump. 
  • The Forester has a tighter turning diameter than the RAV4 for better agility during your next day in Sammamish
  • Both models are fitted with standard 17-inch wheels. 
  • Both crossovers also have a max trailering capacity of 1,500 pounds. 
  • These SUVs are both fitted with standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines balancing performance and efficiency for the day ahead. 
  • The Forester has a standard continuously variable automatic transmission, while the RAV4 comes with a standard automatic transmission. 


Under the hood of the Forester is a standard 182-horsepower 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engine sending power to all four wheels through its continuously variable automatic transmission. This engine setup also produces 176 pound-feet of torque while averaging 33 miles per gallon on the highway to get you from Sammamish to Mercer Island, WA without constantly having to refill the tank. 

Standard Features and Options

If you're looking for innovation, you've got it. The new Forester comes with standard features including active grille shutters, an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, and automatic power door locks. There are also available upgrades including a larger eight-inch infotainment system, 17-inch alloy wheels, USB ports a nine-speaker audio system, on-board Wi-Fi, leather seats, roof rails, push-button start, and an all-weather package. 

Safety Innovations 

Safety is vital, and the new Forester is designed to keep you and your passengers protected. Available safety features include an electronic parking brake, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision braking system, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, LED headlights, blind-spot detection, and an advanced airbag system. 

Visit Michaels Subaru of Bellevue Today! 

Get your new Subaru Forester today at Michaels Subaru of Bellevue. We want to pair you with the new Foresters in no time. Our team is committed to making sure your next car-buying experience is a breeze. While you're here, check out our finance center as well. We have a team of finance professionals dedicated to finding our customers the best offers around in no time. Fill out an online finance application to get the finance process started from home as well. Contact Michael's Subaru of Bellevue or stop by our dealership to test drive the new Forester today.