One of the best crossover vehicles and SUV’s in the market today is the Toyota RAV4 as compared to the Subaru Forester which is doing well in keeping up with the modern technologies pace. The 2015 Toyota RAV4 model is coming with a better look compared to its predecessors while the 2015 Subaru Forester will remain identical as a carryover from previous model year.
The Rav4 will remain a four seat SUV, it’ll have many interior and exterior changes and comes with the powertrain which lowers fuel consumption rates. The Subaru Forester is the fourth Gen-SUV vehicle built mostly for small rural communities and for the outback. Having first debuted in 1997, the Forester has experienced continuous upgrades and improvements making among the best models available in this segment.
Comparison Of 2015 Toyota RAV4 And 2015 Subaru Forester
The Toyota RAV4 will pretty much remain the same as its predecessor, but will have some slight exterior changes such as the creases body work and the cargo lift gate will have a new traditional look and a few other small changes. The RAV 4 shall be available in its normal LE and XLE trim levels. It will have a fresh new steering wheel-design and will be expected to come with new head and tail fog lights and with 17” alloy rims. The cabin is expected to be more spacious with enough room for the head and legs for both the driver and passengers as well. At the center of the dashboard will be a 6.1” navigational system touch screen display. Most of the controls will be done through it, be it audio, climate or sat nav.
The 2015 Subaru Forester has a 103.9 wheel base. Some changes have been done on the headlights since there’s a new type of headlights-the HID lights. Newer technologies used in this 2015 model are expected to make it lighter, hence impacting positively its fuel economy and the performances. Its interior is also refreshed as it comes with many hi-tech features like; Bluetooth, keyless access, SAT NAV and KST touring package. The driver’s seat will be able to adjust up to 10 different positions, and the seats and steering wheel are covered with high quality leather.
The Toyota RAV4 has a four cylinder engine just like its previous models. This 2.5l engine shall produce up to 176hp and 172lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It’ll have the option of 2WD and 4WD of which the latter is optional. Also the 2015 RAV4 will come equipped with a battery pack and electric motor in the EV (electric vehicle) version, this system has the ability to produce up to 154 HP.
On the other hand, the 2015 Subaru Forester is built to be economical and effective. Its power train is a 2.5l, four cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed manual/ automatic transmission that produces up to 170 HP and 174 NM of torque. These are not impressive figures but are more than enough for most drivers. Those that want more can opt for the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine that produces 250 hp.
2015 Toyota RAV4 Vs 2015 Subaru Forester
The release dates for the Toyota RAV4 shall be towards the end of the year. Its base model price will not change and will start normally at $24,000 while the top range fully equipped Limited AWD base price will start at almost $ 30,000. For the 2015 Subaru Forester model the release date, though not confirmed is speculated to be during mid-2014 or a slightly later date. Similar to the 2014 Forester model the 2015 one is expected to have almost identical price and one that won’t be higher than that of the previous model. Its base price is expected to range from $ 22,000 to $ 33,000 for higher trim levels.