Should You Choose the Subaru Forester or the Honda CR-V?

If you're looking for a new compact SUV, you have a lot of different options. There are so many vehicles to choose from in the segment that it can be hard to sift through all your options and determine which model is best for you. At Quality Subaru: Clearance Center of CT we think the Subaru Forester is a great choice because it is affordable, efficient and has great performance. However, other models like the Honda CR-V seem to offer similar benefits; so how can you decide which one is the better choice? We would be happy to help with that.

 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V 


So How Does the Forester Compare to the CR-V?

 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V 


  • Five-star front crash test ratings.

  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

  • 1500-pound towing capacities.

  • Available driver-assist technology
 Subaru Forester for sale in Wallingford, CT  

Subaru Forester Benefits:

  • More affordable: The Forester starts at $22,595 while the CR-V starts at $23,745.
  • Two available engines: You can choose between a 170-hrsepower engine and a 250-horsepower engine in the Forester so you can customize your drive, while the CR-V only offers one option.
  • Three available transmissions: The Forester offers a choice of a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed CVT or and 8-speed CVT so you can customize your drive, while the CRV only offers one option.
  • More space: You can enjoy more passenger and cargo space in the Forester.
  • Standard AWD: The Forester comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, while AWD is an extra-cost option in the CR-V

Honda CR-V Benefits:

  • Better fuel economy: The CR-V offers 26 city MPG and 33 highway MPG, while the Forester offers 24 city MPG and 32 highway MPG.

  • More standard horsepower: You can enjoy 185 horsepower in the CR-V, while the Forester comes standard with 170 horsepower.

  • Smart Entry: The CR-V offers a keyless entry system, which you won't find in the Forester.
Honda CR-V

To learn more about the Subaru Forester and what makes it a great choice, come on over to our Wallingford, CT dealership. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and then arrange a test drive so you can see for yourself what this vehicle has to offer.

Now that you've seen how the Forester stacks up to the competition, browse our current selection below and contact us with any questions!

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Directions Wallingford, CT 06492

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