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2015 Honda CR-V vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Honda CR-V offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V as you will with the Subaru Forester, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda CR-V or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda CR-V is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda CR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Honda CR-V transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda CR-V will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda CR-V has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.

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2015 Honda
CR-V

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MSRP*: $23,320 - $32,770
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2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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City MPG: 26 - 27 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 33 - 34 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,905 - $30,751 $20,995 - $30,927

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