2019 Subaru Forester


2019 Honda CR-V

Drivers interested in a compact crossover have likely heard of the 2020 Subaru Forester and the 2019 Honda CR-V. While both share some similarities, when you compare them side-by-side, you will see that the Forester and CR-V differ in performance, technology, and space. Which SUV is more deserving of your hard-earned dollar? Kramer Subaru has made it convenient with our crossover SUV comparison. 

CR-V vs. Forester: Performance & Fuel Economy 

Performance is often a top concern for many Bismarck car shoppers and the new Subaru Forester does not disappoint. See how its performance specs stack up when you compare the Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: 

  • Engine: When you look at engine power, you will see that both vehicles are quite similar. The Forester comes with a 182-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine, while the CR-V houses a 182-hp 2.4L four-cylinder.
  • Transmission: You'll get a wide range of gears from the Forester; it comes with a 7-speed CVT. The CR-V gets a 2-speed CVT. 
  • MPG Ratings: The base trim of the Subaru Forester earns an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway. The CR-V LX falls just a bit short, earning an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/32 mpg highway. 
  • Drivetrain: The Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive. The standard offering for the Honda CR-V is front-wheel drive. 

CR-V vs. Forester: Features & Cargo Space 

Which offers more of the features and space you want: the CR-V or Forester? See how the interiors of both crossovers compare so you can see which will take your Dickinson commute to the next level. 

  • Smartphone Integration: The Forester is equipped with a standard SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. If you want smartphone integration on the SUV from Honda, you will have to upgrade to the CR-V EX trim level. 
  • Safety Features: The Forester also offers the exclusive EyeSight® Driver Assistance Technology system. This feature consists of Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Braking System, Lane Departure and Sway Warning, and Lane Keep Assist. 
  • Cargo Space: In terms of space, the Subaru Forester once again pulls a bit ahead of its rival from Honda. When you fold the rear seats, the Forester offers up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The cabin of the CR-V offers 75.8 cubic feet of space for cargo. 

Test Drive the New Forester at Kramer Subaru

We've only just scratched the surface of what the Forester has to offer Bismarck drivers. If you're still doing research, compare the Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape! Still, the best way to experience the Forester interior, performance, and features is with a test drive at Kramer Subaru in Mandan. Contact us today with any questions. You can also compare the Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4, or the Subaru Crosstrek vs. Honda HR-V if you are still undecided.