2019 Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester

The ideal crossover SUV will sport an appealing blend of athleticism, versatility, style, and space to appease the needs of families and adventurous drivers in East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, and Easton. Which model on the current market seamlessly blends each of these qualities? To find out, read through this 2019 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester comparison.

Ray Price Honda takes a deep dive into these two models, so you can get a better feel for each SUV's distinct strengths and weaknesses. So, continue reading to see who wins!

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Honda vs Subaru: Performance

Honda CR-V Performance SpecsMaximizing value is always important when shopping for a vehicle, and the 2019 Honda CR-V offers more bang for your buck than the competing 2019 Subaru Forester, especially in regard to performance.

For starters, the Honda CR-V offers impressive handling. This is largely thanks to the continuously variable transmission, which seamlessly transitions from one gear to the next, supplying drivers with a refined experienced behind the wheel.

Additionally, the Honda CR-V showcases an EPA-estimated 28 city MPG/34 highway MPG.1

As we move to the Subaru Forester, you'll find that it doesn't offer the same level of efficient performance. Its continuously variable transmission is incapable of matching the energetic spirit of the competing Honda CR-V.

Also, with the Forester, the EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in at just 26 city MPG/32 highway MPG.

Interior Cargo Dimensions in the CR-V vs Forester

Having room to stretch out inside the cabin is important, and both the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester offer generous amounts of space.

The Honda CR-V, for example, has 40.4 inches of rear legroom, making it spacious enough for all of your passengers. Plus, the cargo volume with the rear seats standing up measures 39.2 cubic feet.

Comparatively, the Subaru Forester has only 39.4 inches of rear legroom and offers a maximum cargo volume of 35.4 cubic feet with the rear seats standing.

Exterior Styling

Honda CR-V Interior DimensionsWhen it comes to looks, the Honda CR-V sports an aerodynamic figure designed to increase performance in various conditions, giving it an edge over the otherwise bulgy Subaru Forester.

The customization options offered by the Honda CR-V are particularly diverse. For example, you can select from a range of different tires, such as the swanky 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Subaru Forester offers redeeming exterior traits as well. However, the options simply aren't as varied as the available features in the 2019 Honda CR-V.

2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Subaru Forester: Who Wins?

After comparing the head-to-head specifications, we have to give the nod to the 2019 Honda CR-V thanks to its efficient and energetic performance specifications along with its many other worthwhile features.  

To take this athletic SUV for a spin around East Stroudsburg, Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, or Easton, contact Ray Price Honda!


1 26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX models. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring models. Based on 2019 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.

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