Last post on Nov 05, 2008 at 3:00 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, SUV
#615 of 617 Re: 2008 comparison considering my needs -- thanks! [happymama]
Oct 24, 2008 (1:25 pm)
Well, I would say Forester without a second thought save for the small camper towing requirement. I think 2500# is above the manufacturer rating for the Forester, so if you are doing that regularly, then it probably would not fit the bill. I might be wrong though... anybody else?
#616 of 617 Re: 2008 comparison considering my needs -- thanks! [happymama]
Oct 24, 2008 (3:05 pm)
I agree that the towing capacity is you biggest potential issue with the Forester. Subaru is very conservative in their tow ratings so you'd probably be okay but it depends on how often, how far and how hilly you''re talking about along with how experienced you are at towing.
#617 of 617 Re: 2008 comparison considering my needs -- thanks! [happymama]
Nov 05, 2008 (3:00 pm)
Exactly how much does that camper weigh? 2400 lbs is the stated towing capacity for the Forester.
The V6 would be better for that, but you also mention fuel economy as a priority, so those are contradictory needs/wants.
You also mention ice and snow so go for AWD, and again you take a small penalty in fuel economy.