How Does the Subaru Forester Compare to the Honda CR-V in Ocala, FL?

The crossover segment is one that has exploded in popularity in the last several years, with many automakers offering multiple models within the ever-growing class. Many shoppers consider several models before deciding on the 2016 Subaru Forester, and there are a number who have told us in the past that the 2016 Honda CR-V was on their shopping list. While the 2016 Honda CR-V certainly appears to have a lot to offer on paper, we know that the Forester represents a better value. That's why we've taken the time to provide the following comparison so that you can come to your own conclusion as to which vehicle is the better fit for you.


One of the first things that many car shoppers consider, no matter what the segment is price. The Subaru Forester is a more affordable vehicle, with an MSRP that's almost $1,400 cheaper. Specifically, the 2016 Subaru Forester starts at $22,395 while the Honda CR-V starts at $23,745. Want all-wheel drive included? In the Subaru Forester, it's standard. The Honda CR-V, however, requires that you upgrade to it and that adds even more onto its already higher price.

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Price, of course, is one thing, but what about value? The Honda CR-V admittedly features a more powerful base engine, 185 horsepower at its command, compared to the Forester's 170 horsepower; however, the Honda CR-V is slightly less efficient on the highway, falling short of the Forester by one mile per gallon. Of course, if power is what you're most interested in, you'll also be happy to know that the Subaru Forester offers a more powerful 250-horsepower engine in addition to its base offering, affording you more capability in your daily drive. Unfortunately, however, no such option exists for the Honda CR-V, which offers only one engine in its lineup.

Inside, both the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V feature cabins that are comfortable, connected, and functional. Of course, if you're in the market for a crossover, you know that the real interior draw is cargo room. The Subaru Forester offers greater interior cargo volume with 74.7 cubic feet at your disposal in comparison to the Honda CR-V's available 70.9.

Finally, Subaru knows that driving should and needs to be comfortable, especially if you're taking a longer drive. That's why the Subaru Forester features more interior head and legroom, as well as an overall greater interior passenger volume.

Ready to see what the 2016 Subaru Forester has to offer to your daily drive? Be sure to come see us today. We'll gladly get you set up for a test drive in the 2016 Subaru Forester so that you can get a closer look. Swing by our showroom, serving Ocala, Orlando, Leesburg FL, Hernando, Gainesville, FL, today.

Power and Handling

  • The new Subaru Forester's Engine is more engine gets mores stacked with more power options with each trim level. The Subaru Forester maintains excellent turbo hauling performance. The 2.0XT trim maintains 250-horsepower with a Direct-Injection Turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine. You will be able to take like by the reigns with more confidence! In comparison with the CR-V you'll notice a difference in terms of handling. The Subaru Intelligent Drive System gives more gumption as you take your turns, and makes the driving experience more fun!

Advanced Technology

  • Subaru, while employing efficient practicality, knows what the consumer wants: a technologically savvy vehicle. The intuitive infotainment design is easy to understand, with plenty of features to keep the whole family happy! The touchscreen is equipped with a navigation system will keep you on the right track, media device connectivity, and modern voice command. You will also appreciate the available X-MODE feature that adjusts the engine response for a truly smooth ride. It also monitors the Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive to provide grip and traction. The Forester's X-MODE outshines the CR-V's Intelligent Control System by allowing the driver Hill Descent Control, which puts the power in your hands.

Space-Efficient Cabin

  • The Subaru Forester's well-designed interior will change the game in comparing these two vehicles. The Forester is more spacious, with enough room for your family, friends, and plenty of cargo! With the seats down, the Forester offers 74.7 cubic feet of cargo space so you don't have to worry the next time you need to haul some serious cargo.