Subaru Forester vs. the Competition

The Subaru Forester Takes on the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V in Bend

If you're looking for a new SUV, our team at Subaru of Bend is here to show you how the Forester beats the competition in more ways than one. Having all the facts you need when shopping for a new SUV is essential to making the right choice for your family and lifestyle needs. Continue reading below to see how the 2018 Subaru Forester climbs above the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V in performance, features and design.

If you live in the La Pine, Redmond or Prineville areas, you need a capable, vehicle to handle everything the changing weather and road conditions can throw at you. With the largest passenger volume of the three, the Subaru Forester offers 108.3 cubic feet of room. Compare that to the RAV4 with 101.9 cubic feet and the CR-V offering 105.9 cubic feet of passenger room.



2018 Subaru Forester vs. The Toyota RAV4

These two sport utility vehicles may look similar enough at first glance, but look closer and you'll see how the Forester is the best choice. To start with, look at these key points when comparing the two:

  • The Subaru Forester is priced less than the RAV4, so you can get more vehicle for your money.
  • With EyeSight Technology equipped, the Forester outshines the RAV4 in driver assistance safety features.
  • Symmetrical All-wheel drive is standard on the Forester, unlike front-wheel drive on the RAV4.

There really is no comparison when it comes to the Subaru Forester and its value. Compare the high-quality and soft-touch features of the Forester to the lacking RAV4, and you'll see how easy it is to get more for your money. Front-wheel drive is a common feature on most vehicles, as it is usually more fuel efficient and economical. Thanks to the legendary symmetrical all-wheel drive on the Subaru Forester, you can get comparable fuel economy, without having to sacrifice handling and traction.

2018 Subaru Forester vs. The Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is a capable SUV, but when you compare it to the Subaru Forester and it falls short in a lot of ways. While both offer similar base model engines, both with four-cylinders and a continuously variable transmission, the Forester can outshine the Honda with its turbocharged engine option.

  • A roomier cargo area with 74.7 cubic feet of space, the Forester offers close to four more inches of space than the Honda CR-V.
  • Greater visibility than the CR-V, thanks to larger windows and not quite so many sloping curves that cut into visibility
  • Enjoy a turbocharged drive with the 2.0L turbo engine offered on the Forester, something not available on the Honda CR-V

The choice is clear when it comes to affordability, value and features if you're trying to decide between the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V. You'll enjoy the bevvy of standard features, most of which you have to pay extra to get on your CR-V.

Still Not Convinced?

Schedule a test drive today of a new 2018 Forester and we're sure you'll fall in love at first drive. Our team of dedicated salespeople, finance experts and service technicians can help you get into the new Forester you need easier than ever. We can help with every detail to make this the best experience possible.

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