How Do the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V Compare?

Are you looking for a new crossover SUV to accommodate your lifestyle and needs around Norwood, MA? The new Subaru Forester remains one of the most popular options in the area, offering tremendous capability and versatility to take on every outing with complete confidence.

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 With spacious comfort for passengers and cargo alike, along with state of the art entertainment and safety technologies and the ability to take you all over the greater Norwood with the utmost confidence, there's something for everyone to enjoy in the new Subaru Forester. We know that buying a new vehicle is a large decision and we want you to make the most educated decision possible. That's why we're going to compare the new 2020 Subaru Forester to the 2020 Honda CR-V, providing you with a side-by-side look at how the Forester is an optimal fit for your lifestyle and needs.

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

Performance and Capability

  •  Both vehicles are known for their capability, but only the Forester comes equipped with standard all-wheel drive on every model. With standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Forester provides you with greater ability and confidence when facing poor weather conditions or off-road terrain when compared to the standard front-wheel drive in the CR-V. The CR-V offers available all-wheel drive, but it will cost more.
  • When facing deep snows or rugged terrain, the Forester offers 8.7-inches of ground clearance, compared to 7.8-inches from the Honda CR-V.
  • Both vehicles offer impressive fuel economy both in the city and on the highway, but the Forester offers 16.6 gallons of fuel capacity, compared to 14 gallons on the CR-V.

Interior and Technology Features

  • Both vehicles offer comfortable interiors with plenty of space, but the Forester gets the upper hand in terms of passenger and cargo volume. The Forester offers 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, compared to 105.9 cubic feet in the Honda CR-V. With the rear rows folded flat, the Forester offers up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, just slightly more than 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the CR-V.
  • For 2020, both vehicles offer an array of impressive technology features integrated throughout the lineup, but only the Forester comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, providing you with easy access and control of many different functions on the go, including calls, messages, apps, music, and more. The CR-V offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but not standard.
  • The 2020 Forester and CR-V both come with a variety of standard safety features, including lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking and more, providing you with a confident driving experience wherever your travels take you around Norwood.
  • The Forester offers an available 8-inch touchscreen display, while the CR-V falls slightly short with an available 7-inch touchscreen display.

Learn More About the New Subaru Forester Lineup at Clay Subaru

If you're interested in learning more about the new Subaru Forester and how it can accommodate your needs around Norwood, MA, we invite you to come join us at Clay Subaru to test drive a model of your choice today! We're happy to work with anyone on financing and lease options to help them decide which plan is the best fit for their budget and lifestyle. With so many options to choose from throughout the lineup, we're sure that we can help you drive home from Norwood in the Forester model that's right for you today.