2022 Subaru Forester


2021 Toyota RAV4

$25,195 MSRP*

Starting Price

$26,350 MSRP


Standard AWD


8.7 inches

Standard Ground Clearance

8.4 inches

1,500 pounds

Standard Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

76.1 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

69.8 cubic feet


Trying to decide between the 2022 Subaru Forester and the 2021 Toyota RAV4? We understand. Both of these iconic models offer Tampa drivers excellent options when it comes to crossovers. Take a moment to read our SUV comparison between the new Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 to see which of these SUVs is right for you! Then, test drive the 2022 Forester in Town N' Country at Subaru South Tampa! 

2022 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: Engine Specs

When choosing between the 2022 Subaru Forester and 2021 Toyota RAV4 near Wesley Chapel, you'll find that both models offer similar specs, 1,500 pounds of towing capacity, and some off-road capability. But how do these two SUVs differ? 

  • 2022 Forester: The Forester offers standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Step up to the 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness trim, and you'll enjoy 9.2 inches of ground clearance. 
  • 2021 RAV4: The RAV4 only offers AWD as an add-on, and most trims only offer 8.4 inches of ground clearance. If you upgrade to the Adventure trim, you'll see ground clearance boosted to 8.6 inches. 

From features like Hill Descent Control, Active Torque Vectoring, and Traction Control, the 2022 Subaru Forester offers some performance technologies that aren't available for the 2021 RAV4. If you're looking for a more rugged crossover with versatile handling, the 2022 Forester is the natural choice. 

2022 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: Standard Features

When choosing between the 2022 Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 based on standard features, you'll find that the Forester offers the better package. Take a moment to look over this SUV comparison of standard feature highlights for both models: 

  • 2022 Forester: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, a Rear-Vision Camera, high-strength steel body structure, updated SUBARU BOXER® engine, SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto, LED headlights, and up to 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space
  • 2021 RAV4: Toyota Safety Sense™, integrated backup camera, Apple CarPlay™, the basic version of Entune, up to 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space, and LED headlights.

The RAV4 only offers AWD as an option and features a much smaller cargo bay. Meanwhile, it's a more expensive vehicle. 

2022 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: Price 

Despite the 2022 Subaru Forester's more rugged handling and better standard features, it's still more affordable than the 2021 RAV4. Compare their prices by trim level below:

  • 2022 Forester: The starting price for the Forester is $25,195 MSRP*. Next up, the Forester Premium costs $28,195 MSRP*, while the Forester Sport comes in at $29,765 MSRP* and the Forester Wilderness costs $32,820 MSRP*. Finally, the Forester Limited starts at $31,875 MSRP* and the Forester Touring costs $35,295 MSRP*. 
  • 2021 RAV4: Starting at $26,150 MSRP, the base trim of the 2021 RAV4 is considerably more expensive than the 2022 Subaru Forester starting price. Step up to the LE Hybrid for $28,650 MSRP, the XLE for $27,445 MSRP, the Adventure for $33,255 MSRP, and the Limited for $34,680 MSRP. 

Test Drive a New Subaru Forester in Tampa, FL 

Now that you've read our SUV comparison, if you need more help deciding between the 2022 Subaru Forester and 2021 Toyota RAV4, call Subaru South Tampa to book a test drive. Our phone number is 866-941-2206. Our experts can walk you through all of the highlights of the 2022 Forester, so you can get a better sense of whether it's right for you. In the meantime, explore our Subaru research guides for other helpful reads, including our overview of EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

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