There’s finally a vehicle that cares about your family just as much as you do. Whether you’re driving the kids to school or going on a family road trip, the Subaru Forester will get you there every time.

To keep your family safe, the Forester comes standard with numerous safety features. While you’re constantly on the go and looking ahead to the next stop, the rear-vision camera will be on the lookout for what’s behind you. With standard daytime running lights, your path will always be lit – from the moment you start until it’s time for lights out. And with seven standard airbags, there’s plenty of love to go around.

Now with the available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, you’ll always have an extra set of eyes on the road to protect those closest to you on your daily drives. From pre-collision breaking to adaptive cruise control, Subaru has taken safety to a whole new level.

For Subaru, safety doesn’t end on the production line. Even after you drive off the lot, your safety is still our priority. That’s why every Forester comes with 24-hour roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Whenever you and your family need it, help is just a phone call away.

The Honda CR-V may have safety features comparable to those in the Forester, but for more money. The base model CR-V starts at $24,350, whereas the base model Forester starts at $22,395. Why spend more money for the same thing? You can use that extra money on fun for the whole family.

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A vehicle’s performance speaks volumes about the brand’s overall philosophy. At Subaru, we believe that you need a dependable vehicle to accommodate your family’s busy lifestyle. 

Every Forester comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the Subaru Boxer®Engine, providing you with maximum control and power behind the wheel. As the owner of a Forester, your family can always count on you to get them to where they need to go.


You’re not only a responsible parent, but also a responsible driver. That’s why Subaru has made the Forester a vehicle you can be proud to own. With 32 highway MPG1 and Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) status, being on the move has never felt so good. Even when driving, you’re doing your part to preserve the environment for future generations. Now that’s what you call love.

With unmatched performance, it’s no wonder the Forester is the longest-lasting compact crossover in America.2 

The Honda CR-V comes standard as a two-wheel drive vehicle, meaning that only two wheels are in motion at all times. With your busy life, the to-do list is never-ending. You need a dependable vehicle that can get you to the next stop – no ifs, ands, or buts. When you don’t have the luxury of time, why would you get in the driver’s seat of a two-wheel drive vehicle?

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With entertainment for the whole family in the Forester, the daily drive never gets old. Every Forester comes standard with Starlink in-vehicle technology, bringing you almost endless entertainment options. With the Aha smartphone app integration, you have instant access to music, maps, news, and more. Even though you’re on the go, you’ll never feel like you’re out of touch. Plus, with steering wheel controls, you never have to remove your hands from the wheel.

The entertainment system in the base model CR-V is very basic. Sure, it has Bluetooth® and Pandora® capabilities, but so do the majority of vehicles on the market today. If you’re always on the move, you need to have the latest and greatest technology with you.

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Passenger & Cargo Space

The Forester has lots of room for lots of possibilities. With 108.3 cubic feet of cabin space, front and rear passengers alike can be comfortable on the drive. And, when you fold down the 60/40 split rear seats, 74.7 cubic feet of cargo space becomes available. That’s plenty of room for those soccer bags, backpacks, and whatever else you pick up on the way.

When inside the CR-V, you’ll certainly be able to tell that space is limited. With only 104.1 cubic feet of cabin space, your family might get a little cramped. And with a smaller cargo space, you may need to shorten that to-do list. Why settle for less space in the CR-V, when can feel at home in the Forester?

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An IIHS Top Safety Pick for ten years running (2007 – 2016)

Built to Maintain Value.
The Subaru Forester received a 2016 Best Resale Value Award from Kelley Blue Book’s [1]

98% of Subaru Forester vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. [2]

Leader in Fuel-Efficiency
At 32 mpg highway, the AWD Forester delivers better fuel economy than even some two-wheel drive competitors.[3]

Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle – PZEV[4]

1. Vehicle’s projected resale value is specific to the 2016 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
2. Based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. vehicles in operation vs. new vehicle registrations in the Non-Luxury Compact CUV segment for MY2007 – 2016 as of February 2016.
3. EPA-estimated hwy fuel economy for 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i CVT models. Actual mileage may vary.
4. PZEV emissions warranty applies to only certain states. See your retailer for complete information on emission and new car limited warranties.

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So Why is the Subaru Forester a Better Choice for Mass Drivers?

Let's Recap:

Base Price

  • MSRP Price: The new Subaru Forester has a starting MSRP price tag of just $22,595 while the new Honda CR-V starts at $24,045, allowing you to save plenty of your hard earned money when you choose the Forester over the new CR-V.


  • Engine Size: The new Forester comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter PZEV four-cylinder engine. The new CR-V comes equipped with a standard 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine. Both vehicles also offer another available engine option. The Forester offers an available 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine while the CR-V offers an available 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine.
  • Horsepower: The standard engine on the Forester produces 170-horsepower while the engine in the CR-V produces 184, but the available engine 2.0-liter turbocharged engine offered on the Forester produces 250-horsepower while the available 1.5-liter turbocharged engine offered on the CR-V only offers 190-horsepower.
  • Fuel Economy: Both vehicles offer an estimated fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
  • Drivetrain: Every Forester model comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, allowing you to enjoy all four-wheels working in sync with one another for a more confident driving experience wherever you take it. The CR-V comes with standard front-wheel drive, and while all-wheel drive is available, it's going to cost you extra.

Interior and Features

  • Passenger Volume: Both vehicles offer comfortable seating for five passengers, but the Forester offers more passenger volume than the CR-V does, with 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume in the CR-V and 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Forester.
  • Connected Audio: Both vehicles offer Bluetooth audio connectivity and a touchscreen display to enjoy all of your favorite mobile phone functions. The Starlink multimedia system in the Forester, however, is more user friendly because of its 6.2-inch LCD touchscreen, steering wheel mounted voice activation and more.


  • Ground Clearance:The new Forester offers 8.7-inches of ground clearance while the new CR-V offers 8.2-inches of ground clearance. That equates to more ability to take on poor weather and off road driving conditions.
  • Dimensions:The Forester is slightly taller and longer than the CR-V.
  • Turning Diameter: The Forester provides you with easier maneuverability thanks to a turning diameter of 34.8 feet compared to the 37.4 foot diameter from the CR-V.


  • Both the new Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V offer impressive available safety features that are comparable to one another, including a rear-vision camera, available blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and pre-collision braking. The difference between the two is that you can get an Eyesight equipped Forester for less than a CR-V model with the comparable safety features.