Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$24,295
Invoice
$22,915
Average Price Paid
$22,574
1,559 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
MSRP
$28,750
Invoice
$26,988
Average Price Paid
$26,366
16,541 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$23,044
Good Price
$22,132
Great Price
$21,611
2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Fair Price
$27,172
Good Price
$25,721
Great Price
$24,892

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,711
142 listings nationwide
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2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,204
108 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Consumers are hungry for all-weather capability, plenty of space for passengers, and plenty of space for the gear that comes with those passengers. Crossovers can offer all of this, wh...

2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Refined, roomy, and historically reliable, the Honda CR-V has earned its status as one of the best selling vehicles in America. This is a safe SUV, too, and it returns good fuel econom...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
30
writes:
Roomy with great visibility. More road noise than other comparable cards. The drivers window did seem like i...
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD worse.
"Back seats in the CX-5 are fine for 2 people, but 3 in the back would not be comfortable for long trips. The USB outlets in the CX-5 are in the middle armrest, so I dont think Mazda intended the back seat to be used extensively to seat 3. The Forester was had plenty of room for 3 in the back."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD better.
"The CX-5 felt like a luxury vehicle that is fun to drive and noticeably more quiet and more powerful. Theres nothing wrong with the Forester, its just kind of ho-hum in comparison."
writes:
Just leased this. Love the way it drives, the safety features, rear electric door
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"They seemed a bit wider"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"No contest: they are deep and comfortable... the back seat is cramped and"
10
writes:
Its a good looking car overall. The field of vision from the operator standpoint is outstanding. The windows a...
Handling Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD better.
"I was able to test drive the cx-5 on some open roads with curves. I was not given that opportunity on the Forrester."
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD better.
"Front headlight design and styling is sportier."
2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
50
writes:
Has all the bells and whistles we need and safety
writes:
Good ride but couldn’t see past the dashboard
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Nissan Kicks SR FWD better.
"Sat in both and Nissan more comfortable "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Nissan Kicks SR FWD better.
"Both seem the same and I don’t load my car so not important to me"
writes:
I bought CR-V from Elk Grove Honda dealership.
Family Car Ranked 2019 Toyota RAV4 LE AWD worse.
"It’s got more features and room is also big."
Value Ranked 2019 Toyota RAV4 LE AWD worse.
"Price was cheaper then RAW 4 lot more features then RAW 4 . Overall much better then power wise."

Specs

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
190 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 35.4 cu ft 39.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,442 lbs 1,091 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 180.6 in
Width 80.9 in 73 in
Height 67.5 in 66.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.7 in

Available Options

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1 Fixed Cross Bars
  • Protection Package #2 Aero Cross Bars
2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Basque Red Pearl II
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Dark Olive Metallic
  • Gunmetal Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Sandstorm Metallic

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