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If you're on the hunt for a new midsize SUV, then you've probably come across the 2020 Subaru Forester and 2020 Honda CR-V. These two models boast many comfort, convenience, tech, and performance specs for you to enjoy. However, what are the differences between the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V? Our team at Grand Subaru near Bensenville, IL, put together this comparison guide to help you choose between the 2020 Subaru Forester and 2020 Honda CR-V. Keep reading to learn more. Make sure you also check out our in-depth review of the 2020 Subaru Forester.

Do you have your eyes set on the 2020 Subaru Forester? Find your favorite Forester trim in our vast inventory, then browse through our current Forester lease specials to find a great deal. If you have any questions, give us a call at (888) 840-3934 or send us a message online.

2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Honda CR-VPerformance Specs & Towing Capacity

When it comes to the 2020 Subaru Forester and 2020 CR-V, you'll find incredible performance regardless of which model you choose. You'll receive a smooth and enjoyable drive in the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V. Check out the table below to learn about each engine's performance specs.

2020 Subaru Forester

182 HP
176 lb.-ft.
MPG (city)
MPG (hwy)
1,500 lbs.

2020 Honda CR-V

1.5L turbocharged I4
190 HP
179 lb.-ft.
MPG (city)
MPG (hwy)
1,500 lbs.

2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Honda CR-VInterior & Exterior Design

The Forester and CR-V are two SUVs that were designed to impress, with premium amenities such as dual-zone climate control, leather-trimmed seats, power tailgates, and LED headlamps. You'll get more bang for your buck with the 2020 Subaru Forester, as it boasts the following amenities:

  • LED fog lights
  • Ten-way power adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Harman Kardon® 576-watt premium audio system with nine speakers
  • Leather trimmed interior
  • Rear vision camera
2020 Subaru Forester Interior front seats

2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Honda CR-VSafety & Technology Features

Safety always comes first in the 2020 Subaru Forester and 2020 Honda CR-V. Safety and technology are intertwined on these two models, with many technologically-advanced driver assistive features available as well as state-of-the-art infotainment systems. On the CR-V, you'll find features such as auto high beam headlights, Vehicle Stability Assist™, Bluetooth®, and Pandora®. The Forester, however, has many more technology and protective amenities to offer, including:

  • EyeSight® driver assist technology
  • Pre-collision braking
  • Lane departure and sway warning
  • Advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering
  • Pre-collision throttle management
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Reverse automatic braking
  • Subaru Starlink® safety and security system
  • Subaru Starlink® multimedia system with 8-in. touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatible
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability
2020 Subaru Forester blind spot warning sensors

2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Honda CR-VSize & Cargo Capacity

When you drive the Subaru Forester or Honda CR-V you'll have ample space for passengers, sports equipment, groceries - you name it. The 2020 Honda CR-V has a maximum cargo space of 75.9 cu.-ft. when the rear seats are folded down, and the Forester has a maximum cargo space of 70.9 cu.-ft. when the seats are folded down.

2020 Subaru Forester interior rear view with gardening supplies

2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Honda CR-VSubaru Forester Deals in Bensenville, IL

If you're ready to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2020 Subaru Forester, then come on down to Grand Subaru in Bensenville, IL! We have a vast inventory and limited-time-only Subaru deals for you to take advantage of.

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2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Honda CR-V

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Offering spacious amenities and wrapped in style, both the 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Honda CR-V are excellent SUV choices. The experts at Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL, crafted this model comparison to make your decision easy. To view our available family SUVs, check out our 2019 Subaru Forester inventory. If you have any questions about the 2019 Subaru Forester, please contact our Subaru dealership at (888) 840-3934 or fill out our online form.

For the purposes of this comparison, we'll use the AWD 2019 Subaru Forester Touring, starting at $34,295 MSRP, and 2019 Honda CR-V Touring, starting at $34,150 MSRP.

Interior & Design

For drivers looking to make a bold statement, the 2019 Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V deliver unmatched personality and creature comforts. Both SUVs feature a power moonroof, push-button start, and heated, leather-trimmed front seats, but only one captures critics' attention. Discover some of the interior and exterior features the 2019 Subaru Forester has to offer below.

  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated rear outbound seats
  • Leather-wrapped shifter handle
  • LED steering responsive headlights
  • Power rear gate
  • Reclining rear seatbacks
  • STARLINK™ 8-in. multimedia navigation

2019 Subaru Forester Interior and 2019 Honda CR-V Interior

Safety & Technology

Staying connected and protected on the road is a necessity for modern-day drivers. Both the 2019 Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V feature a rear-view camera to make reversing a breeze, but when it comes to protecting what matters most, the new Forester is unsurpassable. View a few of the safety and technology features available on the 2019 Subaru Forester below.

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® capability
  • Blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert
  • DriverFocus distraction mitigation system
  • EyeSight® driver assist technology
  • High beam assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Harman Kardon® premium audio system
  • Reverse automatic braking
  • X-MODE®

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Engine & MPG

Offering ample power and performance alike, the all-new Subaru Forester and 2019 Honda CR-V are hard to beat. However, only the 2019 Forester offers a 7-speed Lineartronic® CVT with an integrated auto stop-start system. Check out each model's respective engine specifications below.

2019 Subaru Forester


2019 Honda CR-V



1.5L Turbo I-4

182 HP @ 5,800 RPM


190 HP @ 5,600 RPM

176 lbs.-ft. @ 4,400 RPM


179 lbs.-ft. @ 5,000 RPM

1,500 lbs.

Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.


MPG (city/hwy)


Price & Incentives

Curious what it takes to bring home the 2019 Subaru Forester? The all-new Forester Touring starts at $34,295 MSRP. Check out our Subaru incentives and Forester lease deals to save on your next Subaru SUV. Browse our 2019 Subaru Forester inventory to find your favorite model, then schedule a test drive at our Subaru dealership near Chicago, IL. To learn more about the 2019 Subaru Forester, get in touch with a Grand Subaru representative by calling (888) 840-3934 or fill out our online form.

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2018 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

Two of the most popular new SUVs available are the new Subaru Forester and new Honda CR-V. Both options deliver reliability and capability, but which new SUV really stands out? Continue reading to learn more about where the CR-V and Forester differ. If you already know that the new Forester is right for your active lifestyle, take a look at the new SUVs for sale at Grand Subaru near Chicago.

For the purpose of this comparison, the new Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium will be compared to the new Honda CR-V LX.

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New Subaru Forester vs. New Honda CR-V: Interior & Exterior Design

2018 Subaru Forester Interior The new Honda CR-V is larger, but the new Subaru Forester offers several advantages in terms of usable cargo space, interior amenities and functional design. Important advantages of the new Forester that you'll want to know before you take a test drive are as follows:

  • The new Forester has 8.7-in. of ground clearance, while the new CR-V is only designed with 7.8-in. of ground clearance.
  • With all seats in place, the new Forester offers 31.5 cu. ft. of cargo space.
  • The new Forester includes underfloor cargo storage, four bottle holders and a multi-function center console with intelligent storage.
  • A roof rack is standard with the Forester, but only an option with the CR-V.
  • A panoramic power moonroof is standard with the new Subaru Forester.

New Subaru Forester vs. New Honda CR-V: Performance Specs

Does your SUV need to be as adventurous as you are? The new Subaru Forester comes standard with a symmetrical all-wheel drive system to provide the traction and stability you need to make it through the unpredictable weather of the Chicagoland area. The new Honda CR-V comes standard with front-wheel drive, but has AWD available at a higher cost.


2.5L I4


170 HP


174 lb. ft.

MPG City/Highway


New Subaru Forester vs. New Honda CR-V: Value & Pricing

Did you know 98-percent of all Subaru Forester vehicles sold in the last ten years are still on the road today? When it comes to overall value, you get a lot more for a lot less with the new Subaru Forester. The ALG recognized the Subaru Forester with the "Residual Value Award" for retaining value better than any other vehicle in its class. The new Forester is available with factory-direct incentives to help you save even more.

Test-Drive a New Forester at Grand Subaru Today!

Have you decided the new Subaru Forester is the most capable SUV for your daily adventures? Discover yours in the inventory at Grand Subaru near Chicago, and reach out to a product specialist through our test drive form or by phone at (888) 840-3934. The versatile storage and all-wheel drive stability you need is only a click away!

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