2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Subaru Forester
Are you in search of a fun-to-drive and family-friendly compact crossover? The 2019 Honda CR-V may fit the bill at Howdy Honda. Armed with a versatile design, efficient powertrains, a spacious cabin and an impressive list of technology and features, the Honda CR-V will check all the boxes for the family on the go. Find out how the Honda CR-V stacks up against a premier competitor in the segment with this 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison.
Families who have their hearts set on the 2019 Honda CR-V will have a choice of four trim levels – LX, EX, EX-L and Touring – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. All Honda CR-V entries make room for five passengers and add 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats – perfect for day-to-day errands. With the rear seats laid flat, the Honda CR-V expands its cargo area to 75.8 cubic feet.
|2019 Honda CR-V||VS||2019 Subaru Forester|
|184-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder (Honda CR-V LX)||Standard Engine||182-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder|
|26 MPG City/32 MPG Hwy/28 MPG Combined**||Fuel Economy||26 MPG City/33 MPG Hwy/29 MPG Combined|
|39.2 - 75.8 Cubic Feet||Cargo Space||35.4 - 76.1 Cubic Feet|
What Are the Differences Between the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester?
Price is always an important aspect of the car-buying experience and in this 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Subaru Forester comparison, the competitors feature similar price points. Entry-level Honda CR-V LX trim levels start at $24,350* and employ a long list of standard features that includes multi-reflector Halogen headlights, a remote entry system, an automatic climate control system, 17-inch alloy wheels, a multi-angle rearview camera, a 5-inch color LCD infotainment system with Bluetooth, a 160-watt sound system and more.
Equipment and technology upgrades will vary by trim level. Honda CR-V EX entries will add 18-inch wheels, a Honda Sensing® suite of safety systems, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, heated front seats and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. With a move to the top-of-the-line Honda CR-V Touring trim, you will gain premium leather upholstery, a hands-free power liftgate, LED headlights, roof rails, ambient interior lighting, a Display Audio navigation system and a power sunroof.
When you look under the hood of the base Honda CR-V LX, you will discover a 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a standard Continuously Variable Transmission to earn 26 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined**. Honda CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels employ a 190-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission.
With this combination under the hood, Honda CR-V EX, EX-L and Touring trim levels will earn 28 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg combined**. Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ is available for all Honda CR-V trim levels. The Subaru Forester competes with a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine married to a Continuously Variable Transmission and a Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System.
* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
** 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.