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Subaru Forester vs the Competition

If you're looking for a new compact crossover, you can't go wrong with the Subaru Forester. Subaru makes vehicles like no one else, and that has earned them some of the most passionate fans around. There's a certain something to a Subaru that's missing from other brands. It might be the rugged reliability, it might be the standard all-wheel drive. Whatever it is, the Subaru Forester is more than just comfortable and capable; it's even fun to drive. While it does face some competition from the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, the new Subaru Forester is the superior choice by far. Here are just a few reasons why:

Honda CR-V

Subaru Forester vs the Honda CR-V

  • Like every Subaru model (except for the Subaru BRZ), the 2018 Subaru Forester comes with standard symmetrical Subaru all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive costs extra on the 2018 Honda CR-V. Subaru believes that everyone should be able to enjoy the extra control and capability that all-wheel drive provides.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester comes with a standard 6.2-inch infotainment touchscreen with Subaru Starlink and smartphone app integration. The 2018 Honda CR-V comes with a standard 5-inch LCD display screen, with no touchscreen capability.
  • The most powerful engine available to the 2018 Subaru Forester is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which generates an impressive 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine in the 2018 Honda CR-V is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which only produces 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Subaru gives you the power you need.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester has more front headroom and front legroom than the 2018 Honda CR-V, making it the superior choice for taller drivers. Subaru delivers a comfortable drive for drivers of all shapes and sizes.

Toyota RAV4

Subaru Forester vs the Toyota RAV4

  • The sole engine on the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which only gives out 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. The Toyota RAV4 can't match up to the Subaru Forester.
  • Like the Honda CR-V, all-wheel drive costs extra on the 2018 Toyota RAV4. All-wheel drive isn't just more capable than front-wheel drive; it is safer, too. Symmetrical Subaru all-wheel drive helps you stay in control during tougher driving conditions.
  • When you are taking to the trails, the last thing you want to worry about is bottoming out. In the 2018 Subaru Forester, you will not have to, thanks to its impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 only has 6.1 inches of ground clearance.
  • The most fuel-efficient trim of the 2018 Subaru Forester gets an EPA-estimated 26/32/28 city/highway/combined mpg. The most fuel-efficient gas-powered trim of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 gets 23/30/26 mpg—and that only goes lower when all-wheel drive is added.

Come See for Yourself

Honda and Toyota both put up a good effort. However, they each fall short of the Subaru Forester. Subaru does it all and more, and the Subaru Forester is a perfect example of how. If you're interested in the Subaru Forester, we're happy to help. Give us a call today at (888) 698-8345 to get in touch, and we'll help you set up a test drive. You can also come set one up in person here in Elgin, IL. After all, reading about the Subaru Forester online is one thing, but the best way to decide if a vehicle is for you is by getting some firsthand experience behind the wheel. At Brilliance Subaru, we proudly help drivers from all over the Schaumburg, St. Charles, Geneva, Bartlett and Huntley areas. We can't wait to help you too!


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