Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Compare Compact Crossovers in Houston, TX

Compact crossovers are a great choice for drivers seeking extra versatility without imposing space requirements. And since the segment is the largest in the industry, there are plenty of options to choose from. However, for West Houston drivers seeking the best blend of versatility, comfort, and value, the Subaru Forester is tough to beat. With its roomy accommodations, flexible cargo capacity, abundant amenities, and real all-season capability, Forester is one of the most well-rounded nameplates in its class. As an example, here's a look at how it measures up against one of its prominent competitors, the Honda CR-V.

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Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Capability

The Subaru Forester provides an engaging and confident driving experience wherever your journeys may lead. Its well-tuned suspension provides composed handling in the curves and corners while neatly absorbing road imperfections with ease. And if you're looking to explore beyond the asphalt, Forester has you covered, with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and X-MODE advanced traction management. The all-new Wilderness trim level takes Forester's adventurous capability to the next level with features like increased ground clearance, all-terrain tires, advanced dual-function X-MODE, StarTex® water-repellent upholstery, and a 180-degree front-view trail camera system.

While the Honda CR-V offers good handling on the road, it's not well-suited to more rugged jaunts. It doesn't offer off-road-focused equipment, and all-wheel drive is only standard on the top trim level.

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Accommodations

The Forester and CR-V both have comfortable interiors with expansive and versatile cargo areas. However, passengers will the Subaru's added roominess. In the front, Forester offers 1.8 inches more headroom and an extra two inches of legroom. And in back, you'll have four more inches of hip room and 1.6 inches more shoulder room.

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Equipment

While the Forester and CR-V are evenly priced, Subaru offers notably more features for your money, including standard amenities like all-wheel drive, steering-responsive headlights, and a STARLINK® Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Forester also comes standard with EyeSight® driver-assistance technologies like Pre-Collision Braking, Lane-Keep Assist, automatic high beams, and Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering.

The CR-V comes standard with Honda Sensing® driver aids, but its adaptive cruise control isn't as functional as Forester's. Smartphone integration on the CR-V requires climbing the trim ladder, all-wheel drive is only standard on the top-tier Touring trim, and adaptive headlights aren't available at all.

The Forester also offers several available options not found in the CR-V's lineup, including a front-facing 180-degree camera, a Harmon Kardon premium audio system, rear automatic braking, and heated rear seats.

Test-Drive the New Subaru Forester at West Houston Subaru near Richmond and Katy, TX

Reach out to West Houston Subaru for more information about the Subaru Forester and its available trim levels, options, and financing opportunities. And if you'd like a firsthand look at what makes Forester an excellent choice for your daily drives, we welcome you to visit our dealership, where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We'll be happy to give you a tour.

  1. West Houston Subaru

    17109 Katy Fwy
    Houston, TX 77094

    • Sales: 855-402-9901
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