See How the Subaru Forester Stacks Up at Stevens Creek Subaru

With a stylish look on the outside that conveys it's off-road readiness, a spacious and comfortable cabin that puts every passenger at ease from the moment they take a seat, and with plenty of modern technologies to keep you on your path as well as entertained and safe all ride long, the Subaru Forester is an amazing compact SUV. However, there's a lot of competition in this segment so, to show you drivers in the areas that the Forester is king of the compacts, we've paired it head-to-head with two competitors below. Take a look and see how the Forester knocks the socks off the Ford Escape and the Toyota RAV4.


The Subaru Forester vs. the Ford Escape

  • Right away you'll notice that the starting price of the Subaru Forester is considerably more affordable - $23,470 MSRP - than the Ford Escape - $24,495 MSRP.
  • The Forester achieves a higher fuel efficiency in the city than the Escape.
  • While the base engines in both vehicles may appear similar, the Forester's 2.5-liter four-cylinder produces more horsepower and torque than the Escape's 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
  • The Forester's standard 6-speed manual transmission promises a more engaging driving experience than the Escape's 6-speed automatic transmission.
  • Standard features like HD Radio and an Anti-Theft System give the base Forester a leg up over the base Escape.
  • You'll be happy to find more front head and shoulder room as well as more rear head, shoulder, hip, and leg room in the Forester, ensuring a more comfortable ride for all of your passengers.
  • A higher ground clearance means the Forester is better equipped to get over obstacles when you hit the off-road paths.
  • The cargo area in the Forester is larger both with the rear seats in place and with the rear seats folded down.
  • More exterior and interior color choices in the Forester means you'll have no trouble expressing your unique personality to those you pass on the roads.

The Subaru Forester vs. the Toyota RAV4

  • The starting price of the Subaru Forester - $23,470 MSRP - is more affordable than the Toyota RAV4's starting price - $25,850 MSRP.
  • The Forester's engine produces more torque for a little extra kick as you get off the line.
  • The 6-speed manual transmission in the Forester offers a more engaging drive than the RAV4's 6-speed automatic transmission.
  • Standard features in the base Forester trim like HD Radio and an Anti-Theft System give it a little boost of convenience over the RAV4's base trim.
  • The Forester boasts more front head and leg room as well as more rear head, shoulder, hip, and leg room for maximum passenger comfort no matter which seat they choose to take.
  • The Forester's increased ground clearance means it won't have any trouble getting over obstacles that would bottom out the RAV4.
  • The maximum cargo capacity of the Forester is larger than the RAV4, allowing you to bring more of the things you need on your journeys.
  • An addition interior color option in the Forester gives you that much more control over the feel and personality of your vehicle.

Test Drive a Forester

Stevens Creek Subaru

3155 Stevens Creek Blvd
Directions San Jose, CA 95117

  • Sales: 855-254-5275


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