Your search for the perfect compact crossover involves comparing the Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester. Both are top models in the segment, but one provides you with more power, MPGs, features, and cargo room. Read on for more info and visit Muller Honda of Gurnee for a test drive.
|2022 Honda CR-V||2022 Subaru Forester|
|Horsepower||190 @ 5600 rpm||182 @ 5800 rpm|
|Tow Capacity||1500 lbs||1500 lbs|
|Torque||179 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm||176 lb-ft @440 rpm|
|EPA Estimated Fuel Economy (cty/hwy)||28 / 34 MPG||26 / 33 MPG|
|Cargo Capacity||75.8 cu. ft.||74.2 cu. ft.|
CR-V vs. Subaru Forester horsepower is a clear-cut win for the CR-V. The Forester only offers a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 182 horsepower and only uses an all-wheel-drive system.
The CR-V offers standard front-wheel drive (FWD) and can be configured with an equally adventurous AWD system. The CR-V offers two powertrain choices: a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 190 horsepower or a hybrid 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor system that makes 212 combined horsepower.
Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester efficiency is another win for the CR-V. The 2022 Honda CR-V FWD delivers an EPA-estimated MPG of 28 city/34 highway/30 combined,1 and the 2022 Honda CR-V AWD gives an EPA-estimated MPG of 27 city/32 highway/29 combined.1
The AWD-only 2022 Subaru Forester has an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway/29 combined MPG.2 However, the CR-V Hybrid is also AWD-only. It delivers an impressive EPA-estimated 40 city/35 highway/38 combined MPG.1
Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester towing power comes in at a tie, as both base-trim models offer a 1,500-pound towing capacity.3
CR-V vs. Subaru Forester dimensions are similar. The Forester is 0.6 inches longer and one inch taller, but the CR-V is 1.5 inches wider.
The Forester is famous for its all-terrain capabilities, yet the CR-V offers a similar AWD layout and comparable ground clearance. Specifically, the CR-V AWD has 8.2 inches of ground clearance; the Forester has 8.7.
The new Honda CR-V has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats up and 75.8 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded.
A base-trim Forester has up to 28.9/74.2 cubic feet of cargo volume, respectively; higher trim level Forester SUVs offer 26.9/69.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Premium trim level or higher Forester SUVs get 107.6 cubic feet of passenger volume; the CR-V has up to 105.9 cubic feet. Despite the Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester passenger volume being a slight win for Subaru, the CR-V offers many spacious advantages inside.
You'll find 40.1 inches of front and 39.2 inches of rear headroom in a CR-V LX; the Forester Premium offers 40.2 inches of front and 37.6 inches of rear headroom. Every CR-V has 40.4 inches of rear legroom, and the Forester only offers 39.4 inches of rear legroom.
Our Honda CR-V lease specials can offer more power and spaciousness than a Forester, but how do their features compare?
The CR-V has standard Active Noise Cancellation™ technology so that you can enjoy peaceful rides; the Forester lacks an equivalent feature. The CR-V has an available 12-way power driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support compared to the 10-way system offered by the Forester.
Both models have available nine-speaker sound systems, a hands-free power liftgate, and a power moonroof but only the CR-V offers an available wireless smartphone charger. With many more Honda CR-V accessories and features not provided in the Forester, the CR-V is your choice for well-appointed family road trips.
This is just a taste of the competitive benefits that the all new Honda CR-V offers. To discover the rest, swing by our Honda dealership for a test drive.
Every new Honda CR-V is 182.1 inches long and 73 inches wide, but FWD models are 66.1 inches tall while AWD models are 66.5 inches tall.
Every Honda CR-V can hold 14 gallons of gasoline. This can allow it to get around 500 miles on one tank of gas under normal driving conditions. Lightening the load in your car and avoiding sudden starts and stops can help improve fuel efficiency.
Every Subaru Forester offers a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds3 when properly equipped, except for the Subaru Forester Wilderness.
128 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. 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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.
2Based 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.
3Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your Honda dealer for details.