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There are many available crossover vehicles out there, which can make it difficult to decide which model might best fit your lifestyle. Here, we compare two crossover options — the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Subaru Forester.
While both the CR-V and the Forester offer spirited powertrains, the 2019 CR-V manages to offer both more standard power and options. This Honda comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. It also has an available
1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque and is standard on all trim levels but the base LX.
The Forester only comes with a single engine option, which has less power than the CR-V’s standard 2.4-liter engine. This engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.
The crossover segment has many options that offer ample space for both passengers and cargo. These two models are no exception. While the Forester offers more maximum passenger volume than the CR-V with 111.9 cubic feet compared to the Honda model’s 105.9 cubic feet, it actually offers less room to stretch out in the back seat. That’s because it only has 39.4 inches of rear legroom compared to the CR-V’s 40.4 inches.
The CR-V also has more cargo space behind its rear seat. It offers 39.2 cubic feet compared to the Forester’s 35.4 cubic feet.
Both the CR-V and the Forester come with a range of safety and driver-assistance technologies that will help you feel more confident behind the wheel. While the Subaru model comes standard with its EyeSight® suite of safety technologies and the Honda model offers its Honda Sensing® safety suite starting on its second-level trim, the Subaru doesn’t offer all of the technologies the Honda does.
Both safety suites come with Adaptive Cruise Control, a pre-collision braking system, and Lane Keep Assist. The CR-V’s package, though, comes with Blind Spot Detection Information System with Cross-Traffic Monitor and Road Departure Mitigation System — two technologies the Forester doesn’t offer.
Need more proof as to why the 2019 Honda CR-V is a great choice? Stop into Avery Greene Honda for a test drive and experience it firsthand.