When comparing the Toyota Prius v's and the Subaru Forester's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Prius v has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Subaru Forester has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Prius v's and the Subaru Forester's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Toyota Prius v vs. Subaru Forester Pricing
A used 2017 Toyota Prius v ranges from $13,994 to $26,996 while a used 2017 Subaru Forester is priced between $14,389 to $25,482.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Prius v’s base engine makes 134 horsepower, and the Subaru Forester base engine makes 170 horsepower. The Prius v is rated to deliver an average of 41 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 464 miles. The Forester is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 445 miles. This gives the Toyota Prius v the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Subaru Forester. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Subaru Forester has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Subaru Forester has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.