Subaru Forester vs. The Competition | Chicago, IL


Subaru Forester Vs the Competition

98% of Subaru Forester SUVs sold in the past 10 years are still on the road today, but how does this popular model stack up when compared to the competition? Learn how the Forester matches up against similar vehicles with our comparison below, and then find your new SUV in the inventory at Grand Subaru in Elmhurst, IL.

Do you have specific questions about the new Forester? Give our team a call at (888) 840-3934 or schedule a test-drive appointment to get behind the wheel today!


Subaru Forester vs. The Competition: Toyota RAV4

Subaru Forester Vs Toyota RAV4

The new Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 are similar in size and power, but the two compact SUVs have several unique features. Key details that you need to know are as follows:

  • The new Forester comes with a starting MSRP under $24,000,* while the new RAV4 starts at $25,370 MSRP.*
  • Symmetrical all-wheel drive comes standard with the new Forester, but it's only an option with the RAV4.
  • Capable of 32 MPG** highway, the new Forester is designed to help you go farther than the RAV4
  • The Subaru offers 8.7 inches of ground clearance, while the Toyota RAV4 only has 6.1 inches of clearance

For more Forester vs. RAV4 specs, click here.


Subaru Forester vs. The Competition: Toyota Highlander

Subaru Forester Vs Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander comes with a slightly larger body style, but the new Subaru Forester delivers greater efficiency, similar power, and a lower cost. Important differences include:

  • The new Highlander starts at $31,590 MSRP,* while the Subaru Forester can be had for $23,710 MSRP*
  • The Subaru Forester has symmetrical all-wheel drive included with every trim package, while 4WD capability is only available with more expensive trim levels of the new Highlander
  • The new Forester manages 26 MPG city and 32 MPG highway** with its 2.5L H4 engine. The Highlander comes with a 2.7L I-4 engine that only manages 20 MPG city and 24 MPG highway**
  • Fog lights are available for the new Forester, but not for the Highlander

For more Forester vs. Highlander specs, click here.


Subaru Forester vs. The Competition: Honda Pilot

Subaru Forester Vs Honda Pilot

While the Honda Pilot may have a bit more power and size, it comes at a greater cost, offers less standard capability, and lower efficiency than the new Subaru Forester. Take a look at a few of the biggest differences between the two popular SUVs:

  • The new Subaru Forester starts at $23,710 MSRP,* while the new Honda Pilot has a $31,685 starting MSRP*
  • Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on the new Forester, but only included with higher trim levels on the new Pilot
  • Enjoy up to 32 MPG highway** with the new Forester, while the Pilot is only capable of up to 27 MPG highway**
  • Despite its smaller stature, the Subaru Forester has 34.4 cu. ft. of cargo volume, but the Honda Pilot only has 16.5 cu. ft. of cargo volume

Click to view the 2018 Subaru Forester here.


Subaru Forester vs. The Competition: Honda CR-V

Subaru Forester Vs Honda CR-V

Available with similar size, power, and special features, the new Subaru Forester and new Honda CR-V have a lot to offer for your daily drive. However, there are several differences that you need to consider before making a purchase.

  • The Forester comes with a $23,710 MSRP,* while the Honda CR-V has a slightly higher price point at $24,985 starting MSRP*
  • With Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard, the new Forester provides greater capability than the Honda CR-V
  • The two popular compact SUVs have similar exterior dimensions, but the Subaru Forester features more headroom, legroom, shoulder room, and passenger volume

For more Forester vs. CR-V specs, click here.


Test-Drive A New Subaru Forester Today!

Do you already know that the new Subaru Forester SUV is the perfect option for your active lifestyle? Discover the trim package and color that you want in the new inventory at Grand Subaru near Elmhurst, IL. Once you've found your next new Subaru SUV, contact our team by phone at (888) 840-3934 or through our test-drive form to get behind the wheel!


* Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

** EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

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