Last post on Jan 02, 2010 at 11:56 AM
You are in the Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Car Financing, Car Leasing, SUV
#3 of 7 Re: Subaru Forester VS Toyota RAV4 [ateixeira]
Nov 23, 2009 (8:21 am)
If I'm not mistaken it's the CRV that has the tumble forward seats, the RAV4 seats fold flat.
#4 of 7 Re: Subaru Forester VS Toyota RAV4 [alamocity]
Nov 23, 2009 (8:35 am)
If so I stand corrected, sorry about that.
I guess my friend's RAV4 is an older generation. Sorry, didn't mean to mislead you.
The RAV4 should have a bigger cargo area, but it's longer and the blind spots might make it harder to parallel park in the city, if you do that often.
What cargo do you tend to carry? I think the RAV is taller inside, also.
The Forester's cargo area is nice and boxy, though. They re-did the suspension so it really doesn't intrude much. 42.2" between the wheel wells inside.
This site will tell you everything you need to know about the Forester's dimensions:
#5 of 7 Re: Subaru Forester VS Toyota RAV4 [ateixeira]
Nov 23, 2009 (2:15 pm)
Excellent advice thus far. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post.
#6 of 7 Re: Subaru Forester VS Toyota RAV4 [luv2golf]
Nov 23, 2009 (5:41 pm)
You're welcome, have fun car shopping.
#7 of 7 Re: Subaru Forester VS Toyota RAV4 [luv2golf]
Jan 02, 2010 (11:56 am)
Hi, Wish I had read this sooner. I have been looking for SUV, tested Forrester and RAV4. Forrester road and handled well. I am over 6 ft tall and like leg room. Forrester was ok. Predicted mileage, Consumers Rept., is well below RAV4. Important if this is on priority list. The RAV has about 34c/ft of space in rear, much more than the others, this is important to me. For me, the big issue is noise, Forrester was LOUD when driver called for power. Reminded me of the VW of years ago, like marbles in the crankcase. I will make a decision later, let you guys know. Bob.....