Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V near Seattle, WA

Comparing SUVs near Seattle

Searching for the right SUV can often come with its set of challenges, especially when you want that perfect combination of performance, comfort, and versatility. Options that seamlessly meld everything into one sleek and rugged package are limited until you take a look through the Subaru lineup, specifically the 2021 Subaru Forester. This compact SUV delivers a one-of-a-kind experience that Mercer Island, WA drivers will love the moment they climb behind the wheel. Packed with luxurious features and amenities, the new Forester offers plenty of versatility to meet your needs on the go, as well as the legendary Subaru capability that other lineups find hard to match.

Choosing a new SUV isn't a cut and dry process where you know exactly what model is the right one for you. Our Subaru team encourages you to explore your options, comparing and contrasting popular models to the Subaru Forester to find the best features from each lineup. We want to make the process easy and transparent for you, so we took the liberty of comparing the Subaru Forester to one of its biggest rivals, the 2021 Honda CR-V. Both lineups offer a world-class experience, but we're confident that you will find the best ride in the driver's seat of the 2021 Subaru Forester. Take a look through the comparison down below and see how the Forester edges out the competition.

2021 Subaru Forester vs. 2021 Honda CR-V

  • Sometimes, the road conditions are less than favorable for Sammamish drivers, making the commute to work challenging without the right drivetrain. Luckily, the Subaru Forester has you covered with the legendary Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. Standard to the lineup, the AWD system provides power to any wheel it senses slipping, making it ideal for slippery road conditions and off-road adventures. The CR-V offers all-wheel drive, but you'll need to pay extra to have it equipped on its lineup.
  • If off-roading is in your nature, the Subaru Forester offers plenty to ensure you make the most of your excursions. The X-MODE®, available starting with the Premium trim, combines with 8.7-inches of ground clearance to offer you stability and control even when dealing with mud, snow, and gravel. Honda, while offering its own AWD system, fails to provide a similar mode to make it ideal for off-road travel. Also, the 8.2-inches of ground clearance comes up short when matched to the Forester.
  • Inside the Forester, you'll find a more spacious interior made for passengers and cargo. The passenger space enjoys up to 111.9 cubic feet of space, beating out the CR-V's 105.9 cubic feet. Meanwhile, the 2021 Subaru Forester offers a maximum of 76.1 cubic feet of storage space, a bit more than the Honda SUV's 75.8 cubic feet.
  • Every Subaru Forester comes equipped with the STARLINK® Multimedia Plus, an infotainment system that makes it easy to enjoy the integration of your favorite music and apps through a 6.5-inch touchscreen. You stay connected thanks to the standard inclusion of Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity, allowing you to access maps, music, your phonebook, and more with ease! The Honda CR-V offers a similarly-sized touchscreen and smartphone integration, but they aren't available with the base model. You will need to pay more to upgrade to the EX trim to enjoy the same convenience offered standard with the Forester lineup.
  • Both lineups offer a stellar package of safety features, with the Forester standard with EyeSight™ Driver Assist Technology and the CR-V standard with Honda Sensing®. While both lineups offer similar coverage in the form of lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and more, the Forester sets itself apart with standard LED Steering Responsive Headlights - a feature that curves with the road ahead to keep everything illuminated. The Honda CR-V offers many of the same features but lacks an adaptive lighting system, making it less suited to provide confidence when you drive.

Check Out the New 2021 Subaru Forester at Michael's Subaru of Bellevue

With so many exciting features and technology, it's no surprise that the Subaru Forester is a favorite for Issaquah and Snoqualmie drivers. If you are looking for a chance to test drive the new 2021 Forester, visit our Subaru dealership near Seattle or schedule an appointment online at a time that works best for you! We can't wait to help you explore this impressive SUV!

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