Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4: which is better?

Subaru Forester or Toyota RAV4: which is better?


“Which of the two petrol all-wheel drive cars is better when it comes to lower maintenance costs, longer life and better reliability: Subaru Forester Where Toyota RAV4? – Andrew

Answer

Hi Andre,

As you know, these are two cars that achieve, year after year, the first positions of the RPM charts The best compact SUVs. It was in 2021, 2022 and will be in 2023. These models are among the most capable in the community in several aspects, including in terms of overall performance, handling, comfort, equipment, living space and reliability. long time.

Subaru Forester 2023 Photo provided by: Subaru

How to separate them, then? Personally, I have a preference for the Subaru Forester, because of its unobstructed interior, its good road manners thanks to a very low center of gravity and also its well-considered purchase price for the available equipment. Its 2.5-liter, 182-hp 4-cylinder engine is also exemplary, and the continuously variable automatic transmission also works very well, especially since fuel consumption is extremely low. In addition, its excellent sound blocking and its all-wheel drive favor it, in my opinion, over the Toyota RAV4.

However, based on the criteria you mentioned, which puts the sensible side of the car ahead of all other factors, the Toyota RAV4 wins.

2023 Toyota RAV4
2023 Toyota RAV4 Photo provided by: Toyota

In terms of long-term reliability, Toyota is the safer choice. Its engines, consisting of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and an eight-speed automatic, are well-tuned and durable. Also, in terms of suspension, brakes and steering components, Toyota cars tend to be more durable than others, especially after several years and with very high mileage.

Plus, maintaining a gas-powered Toyota RAV4 will cost you less than maintaining a Subaru Forester, thanks to a less demanding maintenance schedule. We are talking here about a saving of 30 to 40%, which is not small. Ultimately, the resale value, after 10 or 12 years of ownership, will most likely be several thousand dollars higher. In any case, this is the conclusion we come to if we rely on the current state of the car from 2010.

So, based on your criteria, I refer you to the gasoline-powered 2023 Toyota RAV4.