Compare Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

Compare the 2019 Subaru Forester to the 2019 Honda CR-V Here in Marquette

The Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V are two popular options here in the Gwinn area, but how can you be sure which one is the right one for you? Both of these SUVs offer something for everyone, with capable features, technology, and safety systems, but we're sure you'll love all the Subaru Impreza has to offer you in Negaunee.

What's New for 2019?

For the 2019 model year, the 2019 Subaru Forester is all-new. This new Forester brings you the Subaru Global Platform improving ride quality, performance, comfort, and fuel economy. The 2019 Honda CR-V remains largely unchanged from the previous model year, carrying over many of the features and options.


When comparing engines, these two SUVs feature similar horsepower, torque, and even fuel economy. The 2019 Subaru Forester features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway EPA estimates. The 2019 Honda CR-V features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that earns 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. You'll love the stable suspension of the Subaru Forester, that offers the engaging handling and nimble performance that makes all of life's adventures easier here in Ishpeming. Both the Forester and CR-V come paired to a continuously variable transmission.


Where the Subaru Forester really shines is the simple fact that it offers the symmetrical all-wheel drive system standard. The Honda CR-V does offer all-wheel drive as an available extra, but you have to pay a pretty penny to get it, and it decreases your fuel economy significantly. This makes the choice even easier when it comes to the Subaru Forester here in Gwinn, because you'll have the capability and performance of the symmetrical all-wheel drive system, standard on every model. Plus, you'll have the comparable fuel economy that the front-wheel drive CR-V gets, so you have nothing to lose.

Interior Comforts

When you compare the interior features and spaciousness, the Honda CR-V does offer slightly more rear legroom but you trade off for less headroom. The Forester offers better visibility, more headroom, a tighter turning radius, and more over the CR-V. The cloth upholstery and standard seating for five are where the similarities end, and thanks to the practicality and style that the Forester offer, the easy choice is Subaru.


Where the 2019 CR-V falls short is the infotainment technology. For years, the Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment system has gotten better and better, and offers numerous standard features that you have to pay extra to get with the Honda CR-V. With the Subaru Forester you'll get standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, HD radio, two USB ports, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. With the Honda CR-V you only get a display screen, Bluetooth and a USB port standard. You'll have to pay extra to get a touchscreen infotainment system and smartphone integration technology.


The Subaru Forester offers standard EyeSight® which brings you a rearview camera, pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. The Honda CR-V offers a rearview camera as standard equipment, so you'll have to climb the trim levels to add driver assistance and safety technology that's standard on the Forester. Available features for each include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, reverse automatic braking, and the Forester offers the all-new DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation system.

Test Drive the Subaru Forester

To test drive the new Subaru Forester and experience why this SUV is the right one for you, visit us here at Fox Marquette Subaru and we'll help you find the perfect one for you.

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