Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Forester
Honda HR-V
Subaru Forester
At a Glance: Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Are you gearing up for a new adventure around East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, or Stroudsburg? If so, then you’ll want a powerful and reliable vehicle that can handle any trip or terrain. With so many options on the market, which one will you drive home?

Here at Ray Price Honda, we’ve put together this 2022 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Forester comparison to give you an inside look at two popular models. If you’re ready to find out which one is better for you, keep reading.



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Whether you’re a highway driver or stick to the city streets, it’s important to have a vehicle with great fuel efficiency.


After all, you’ll want to cut back on fuel stops where you can. So, which of these SUVs will give you the better fuel economy?

Well, with 4-cylinder engines for the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Forester, you’ll find both models have great fuel ratings. However, one comes out on top. With an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway across all 2-wheel drive trims, the 2022 Honda HR-V is simply more efficient than the Forester1. In comparison, the Forester only offers up to 26 city/33 highway MPG on its base trim and an even lower rating on the Wilderness trim.

So, if you want to make the most out of your fuel, you’ll want to stick with the Honda.

Honda HR-V

As small SUVs, the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Forester offer similar features. For instance, they both have available heated front seats and a standard manually adjustable driver’s seat. On their top trims, both models have leather-trimmed seats as well.


However, there are some key differences between these two models. While both have 60/40 split 2nd-row seats, only the Honda HR-V has the Magic Seat®, which will raise part of the rear seat to make more room for your cargo. In addition, you’ll have more technology features with the Honda HR-V, which offers:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation

While the Subaru Forester also has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, it lacks the intuitive Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) feature that comes with the Honda. With SVC, your Honda will adjust the volume based on your speed and exterior noise. As you slow down, the volume will be lowered. As you speed up, the volume gets louder.

Honda HR-V

When you’re driving from Point A to Point B, you’ll want to feel confident in knowing your SUV has your back.

Safety Features

The Honda and the Subaru come with standard safety systems. The HR-V has Honda Sensing®, while the Forester comes with safety features of its own.

You’ll find similar standard and available features in both, including:

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Rearview camera

While both SUVs have a rear vision camera, you’ll find more views with the Honda HR-V, which offers a multi-angle rearview camera on all trims. While the Subaru Forester has an available 180-Degree Front-View Monitor, it isn't available on the first three trims. If you want the best views even on the base trim, the Honda HR-V is the better choice.

Test Drive Your Favorite Model
Honda HR-V

After reading our 2022 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Forester comparison, the winner is clear. While both SUVs are impressive, only the 2022 Honda HR-V has all the features you need. Contact us today at Ray Price Honda to schedule your very own test drive and get behind the wheel. We’ll see you soon around East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, and Stroudsburg.

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[1] 28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined MPG rating for AWD LX. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined MPG rating for AWD Sport, EX and EX-L. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.