Learn What Sets the Subaru Forester Above and Beyond the Competition

Capable of hitting the roads as easily as it can hit the trails with standard all-wheel drive, offering tons of space front to back for passengers and cargo alike, gorgeously designed inside and out, the Subaru Forester is a compact crossover like no other. We here at Michael Hohl Subaru, serving the greater Minden and Truckee areas, have compiled a comparison between the Forester and its competitors below so you can see just how it goes above and beyond the rest.

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Forester vs. Toyota Rav4

The RAV4 is certainly a capable and attractive crossover but simply cannot compare to the Forester in terms of interior passenger space, performance in any terrain, and price. Take a look below how the Subaru Forester blows it out of the water:

  • With a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine, the Forester has an engine option that the RAV4 simply doesn't offer; that's a big hit for drivers who want more oomph in their acceleration.
  • The Forester also has more passenger space than the RAV4, giving you and your passengers some well-deserved room to stretch out on those long trips.
  • The Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive, something you'll have to pay extra for in a higher RAV4 trim level.
  • Best of all, the Forester starts at a much lower price than the RAV4 does.
Forester vs. Nissan Rogue

The Rogue is another incredible choice for crossover-minded drivers but the Forester doesn't break a sweat beating it out in engine choices, performance, safety, and more. Let's see how they compare:

  • While the Forester gives two powerful and efficient engine choices, the Rogue has only one option no matter what trim level you get. You'll be stuck at 170 horsepower in Nissan's offering while Subaru's more powerful engine kicks it up to 250 ponies.
  • The Rogue started out as a front-wheel drive vehicle and later had some extra hardware bolted on to add power to the rear wheels. The Forester, on the other hand, was designed from the group-up with all-wheel drive in mind, a feature that comes standard on all trim levels.
  • You'll be safe as can be in the Forester, as it's scored perfect five stars overall in government crash tests, putting the Rogue's four star rating to shame.
  • Once again, the Forester is the more affordable option as well.
Forester vs. Ford Escape

While it certainly stands to compete on handsome styling and great features, most certainly in the higher trim levels, the Escape just can't stand up to the Forester. For this comparison, Subaru sticks to that old phrase we all know: anything you can do, I can do better.

  • With standard all-wheel drive on every single trim level, the Forester beats out the Escape; it only offers four-wheel drive on higher trims, which cost big bucks.
  • Comfort is the word to look for when choosing a family vehicle and the Forester has it in spades. Boasting more available cargo and passenger volume than the Escape, Subaru is clearly the superior choice when picking something all your loved-ones will look forward to cruising in.
  • Just above the base 2.5i Forester model, you'll find a host of standard features like heated seats, heated side mirrors, a roof rack, and more. In the Escape, these are pricey options even on the highest trim levels.
  • Finally, yes, the Forester is more affordable than the Escape.