Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V

Midsize SUVs like the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V are designed to deliver a comfortable ride, carry lots of cargo, and keep you safe. So, which one offers more of what you're looking for in your next SUV?

Paul Miller Subaru helps drivers in Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown decide with this Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V comparison.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Interior Dimensions

Both the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V have seating for up to five people.  With two rows of seats in each, the Forester gives you and all your passengers a little more room to get comfortable during your drive.


Subaru Forester

Honda CR-V

   Headroom (front/rear)

41.2 inches/39.6 inches

40.1 inches/39.2 inches

   Legroom (front/rear)

43.3 inches/39.4 inches

41.3 inches/40.4 inches

   Shoulder Room         (front/rear)

58.2 inches/57.2 inches

57.9 inches/55.6 inches

   Passenger Room

111.9 cubic feet

105.9 cubic feet

As midsize SUVs, they're also ready to carry lots of cargo. Each features 60/40 split-folding rear seats, but the Subaru's interior is a little more versatile. It gives you up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room, while the Honda CR-V only has 75.8 cubic feet of space.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Safety

The Subaru Forester focuses on keeping you safe by providing you with reliable traction and control thanks to standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive, but it comes with standard front-wheel drive.

On top of its versatile drivetrain, the Forester also protects you with an advanced airbag system. There are seven total airbags including side curtain-airbags over both rows of seats and a driver's knee airbag.

The Honda CR-V also has side curtain airbags, but it doesn't offer one for the driver's lower body and only has six airbags.

The Subaru also watches out for every angle of your SUV. The EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology system comes standard. It gives you more awareness and prevents accidents with features like:

  • Pre-Collision Braking System
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

While the Honda CR-V has its own driver assistance system, Honda Sensing®, these kinds of features don't come standard on its base trim.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Infotainment System

In addition to safety and peace of mind, the Subaru Forester also helps you have a fun drive with a user-friendly infotainment system. The standard system features a 6.5-inch touchscreen in your dashboard, but an 8-inch screen is also available.

This system lets you sync up with your smartphone to access everything, from your favorite apps and music, to making hands-free calls. Some of the great features and compatibility that come standard include:

  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® All Access Radio and Travel Link®
  • Bluetooth Compatibility®
  • Magellan® Navigation

The Honda CR-V is Bluetooth®-compatible and offers several of these features. However, its standard screen is just a 5-inch LCD monitor and its larger screen is just seven inches across. Plus, neither Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ come standard on the base trim.

Test Drive a Midsize SUV

Visit Paul Miller Subaru to test drive the safe and roomy Subaru Forester. Both families and drivers in Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown can count on it for a dependable, comfortable drive with lots of useful features. To learn more about this Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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