2025 Honda HR-V vs. 2024 Subaru Forester Review

Picture of the 2025 Honda HR-V

2025 Honda
HR-V

MSRP*: $25,100 to $30,700
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Picture of the 2024 Subaru Forester

2024 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $27,095 to $37,395
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MPG - City 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 55.1 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 179.8 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 37.7 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Honda HR-V than 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 HR-V.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Honda HR-V, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda HR-V will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
The Honda HR-V is a little wider than the Subaru Forester, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda HR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
The Honda HR-V has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
The Honda HR-V has much lower torque than the Subaru Forester, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda HR-V and the Subaru Forester. The Honda HR-V has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester.