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
$22,507
1,296 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
MSRP
$28,650
Invoice
$26,894
Average Price Paid
$26,445
18,449 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
$22,974
Good Price
$21,974
Great Price
$21,402
2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
Fair Price
$27,336
Good Price
$25,803
Great Price
$24,927

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,607
155 listings nationwide
7 GREAT deals
15 GOOD deals

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2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$29,176
81 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
8 GOOD deals

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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
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"
writes:
Looking for best price within 40 miles of home
20
writes:
Nice but expensive
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium AWD worse.
"Like the new look and feel "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium AWD better.
"Not enough different to matter. Different drive than Forrester"
2019 Honda CR-V
EX AWD
20
writes:
Handles well
Handling Ranked 2019 Ford Escape SEL FWD better.
"Smooth ride , great car ! "
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Ford Escape SEL FWD better.
"More Room , great features on the 2019 SEL . Handles well ! "
20
writes:
Love the car. It rides very nicely, has technology and plenty of cargo room. The engine provides enough powe...
Value Ranked 2018 Honda Pilot EX AWD worse.
"The two cars are very similar but the price of the CRV made it a better value for my family."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Honda Pilot EX AWD worse.
"It is cheaper and similar to the pilot. "
40
writes:
Has all the bells and whistles we need and safety

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 --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 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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