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Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4

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Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester

$37,890 - $50,140

2024 price

Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4

$39,760 - $58,360

2024 price


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2024 Toyota RAV4
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  • Traditional interior design feels old compared to rivals
  • Engine could be more powerful
  • Sparse amenities in back row

  • Price-tag
  • Lacks real premium punch
  • Prefer AWD to 2WD
2024 Subaru Forester Summary

There is a plethora of medium SUVs to choose from in our market, so what will make you notice the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S?

It's second from the top for the (petrol) Forester line-up, has a decidedly spacious cabin, and probably most importantly, an affordable price point! 

It has some tough rivals, like the practical Nissan X-Trail, which you can now get with seven seats and the feature-heavy Skoda Karoq

Australia’s darling, the Toyota RAV4, is also a contender. So, should you make like the snow fields and join forces with this Subaru?

I’ve been driving it with my family of three to find out for you.

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2024 Toyota RAV4 Summary

The Toyota RAV4 has long been one of the most popular medium SUVs on the Aussie market. In recent years, however, it has faced increasingly intense competition from its rivals.

And as car buyers move towards alternative energy sources and lower emissions, the hybrid realm has swiftly become a hotly contested section of the market.

The all-wheel drive RAV4 has impressed me, but how about the 2WD version? And in top spec to boot?

Read on.

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