Compare the Toyota RAV4 to the Honda CR-V & Subaru Forester | Merrimack Valley Area SUV Comparison

Here at Jaffarian, we know that when it comes to SUVs, there are plenty of choices because just about every automaker has them in a variety of shapes and sizes. One segment that is always popular is the mid-sized crossover, with the likes of the Toyota RAV4, available here at Jaffarian Toyota in Haverhill.

The RAV4 has been popular for many years, giving people lots of features and amenities that make it enjoyable to take to the streets of Andover, Methuen, and Lawrence, MA. Merrimack Valley drivers from Salem, NH, and beyond opt for the RAV4, and there's so many reasons why. Drivers who stop in to take a closer look will find that the RAV4 has plenty of advantages and our expert team is happy to showcase them for you.

With all that appeal, you're going to want to learn how the RAV4 is able to stack up against its competition in the area, and that includes the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V. These vehicles have similar qualities, but with the RAV4 there are distinct advantages.

Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V in Haverhill, MA

Drivers will find that the RAV4 offers you plenty of space to spread out for you and your passengers, along with adding cargo onboard. You're also going to be connected with many available apps and features to give you not only entertainment for your journey, but confidence as well. That's because the RAV4 provides a host of technology that is also dedicated to your safety with many features like forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and more.

All these features when put together give the RAV4 the edge over the likes of the Honda CR-V, but there are many other ways the RAV4 stand out including the following:

  • The Toyota RAV4 gives you more opportunities to charge up and connect, with three power outlets onboard compared to the Honda CR-V's two.
  • Storage in back is also available with seatback storage on the RAV4, not found on the CR-V.
  • The Toyota RAV4 uses a six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission to provide a smooth ride, while the CR-V uses a two-speed CVT transmission.
  • You'll find there is more maximum cargo volume on the RAV4, with 73.4 cubic feet, to the CR-V's 70.9 cubic feet.
  • With ToyotaCare, RAV4 drivers get a 24-month/25,000 mile maintenance warranty, not offered on the CR-V.

Toyota RAV4 vs. Subaru Forester in Haverhill, MA

As one of the first crossover SUVs to hit the market, the Toyota RAV4 has always made an impression thanks to its versatility. Over the years, the segment has increasingly seen its share of competitors, including the Subaru Forester. Both the RAV4 and Forester offer Andover and Lawrence area drivers ample room and versatility, plenty of ruggedness with all-wheel drive, and come with many different connectivity features. Of course, the RAV4 provides it in style, and with its technology, there's more standard offerings, like Entune® and more. But, when it comes down to it, you want a standout driving experience and that's what the Toyota RAV4 has always provided, so here's the different ways it stacks up against the Subaru Forester:

  • When you're searching for a bit more power on a budget, the RAV4 provides it even at its starting LE trim with a 176-horsepower engine, besting the base offering in the 2017 Forester.
  • If you're looking for more fuel economy for both the city and the highway, the Toyota RAV4 is the answer. In its LE trim, the RAV4 provides up to 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway, bettering the Forester in a similar configuration.
  • Even climbing to the top of the trim tree, fuel efficiency is still an advantage for the RAV4. While the Forester 2.0 XT CVT Touring offers 27 MPG highway, the RAV4 AWD Platinum provides an estimated 29 MPG on the highway.
  • For Merrimack Valley drivers who really place an emphasis on fuel efficiency, Toyota takes its beloved crossover to new heights with the RAV4 Hybrid. With three trim offerings - XLE, SE, and Limited - you can customize and configure a hybrid with all the style and appeal of the original RAV4 to your unique specifications. You won't have this option if you opt for the Forester.
  • Wither greater cargo volume than then Forester, the RAV4 also provides a different kind of efficiency - the kind that helps you bring everything you need on road trips, family adventures, or just trips about town.

Its efficiency, power, and plethora of trims, options, and features are just some of the many ways the RAV4 has the edge over competitors like the CR-V and Forester. If you'd like to learn more about the RAV4 and explore the new and used crossover SUVs on our Haverhill lot, stop in and see us today at Jaffarian Toyota. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have and arrange a test drive.

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