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2015 Subaru Forester vs. 2015 Honda CR-V Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Subaru Forester than the Honda CR-V. The Subaru Forester will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its 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 Subaru Forester as you will with the Honda CR-V, 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 Subaru Forester or the Honda CR-V, 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 Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Forester is a little narrower than the Honda CR-V, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Forester takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda CR-V.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Subaru Forester doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda CR-V.

Handling
The Subaru Forester has a smaller turning radius than the Honda CR-V, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

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

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2015 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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2015 Honda
CR-V

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MSRP*: $23,320 - $32,770
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 24 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 28 - 32 33 - 34
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $20,995 - $30,927 $21,905 - $30,751

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