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2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

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2021 Honda
CR-V

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2021 Subaru
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MSRP*
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$25,350 to $35,150
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$24,795 to $34,895
Invoice* $24,169 to $32,407 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 27 - 28 26
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda CR-V, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda CR-V is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Honda CR-V is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda CR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda CR-V will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda CR-V has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester. The Honda CR-V has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.