Compare the Subaru Forester to Honda CR-V

2019 Subaru Forester
vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

The 2019 Subaru Forester Vs. Honda CR-V

The new 2019 Forester has been through a redesign to offer more of the features that matter most. With more space, power, and technology, the Forester delivers a well-rounded SUV experience that is equally suited for off-road driving as it is daily commuting. The Forester is an excellent choice, but how does it stack up against the new Honda CR-V?


The Forester comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration on all trim levels while the CR-V does not. The Forester also comes with features like Bluetooth® connectivity, voice control, and Pandora® integration.

The 2019 Forester and CR-V Go Head-to-Head

Both of these SUVs standout in their highly competitive segment, offering impressive capabilities and features. While both models are highly popular, there are some distinct differences to keep in mind. We look at the essential categories and how each model compares so that you can have a better idea of which model would be right for you.


The standard engine options for the Forester and CR-V are comparable. The CR-V comes with a 1.5-liter engine that produces 190 horsepower while the Forester's 2.5-liter engine offers 182 horsepower. While the CR-V has a slight edge when it comes to raw power, there is no real competition when it comes down to rugged features.


Honda's safety suite, Honda Sensing®, is only standard after the base model, but the Forester offers EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology on all trim levels. When properly equipped, both models qualify for the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

The new Forester offers a robust selection of stability and traction features that you won't find on the base model of the new CR-V. The Forster comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, Traction Control System, and more. If you want the confidence that comes with all-wheel drive on the CR-V, you will have to pay extra.


The Forester offer two extra inches of front legroom while the CR-V offers slightly more cargo space.


The CR-V and Forester share many of the same available exterior features like a panoramic moonroof and LED headlights, but the Forester also comes with standard raised roof rails for more convenience when transporting cargo or equipment.

Which Is Better?

We leave that answer to you, but it is clear that the new Forester outshines the CR-V when it comes to rugged capabilities, technology, and safety. If you want to see the exciting features of the new 2019 Forester for yourself, then schedule a test drive today!

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