2021 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Comparison Information in Shingle Springs, CA

For a growing number of families, the compact SUV strikes the right balance between size and comfort, features and price. The Honda CR-V is a hot seller in this segment but, for everything life in California has in store, the 2021 Subaru Forester is an even better choice. We'll prove it in the side-by-side comparison below! At an even lower starting price, the newest Forester comes with more technology, more interior comfort and standard all-wheel drive. Discover more about the 2021 Subaru Forester below and see why it's a better choice than Honda CR-V.

New Subaru Forester Cargo Area

2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Honda CR-V: Design

At first glance, the 2021 Subaru Forester and 2021 Honda CR-V look pretty similar from the outside. But with its slightly larger size and more squared-off profile, there's more interior space for passengers in the Forester. That means everyone gets a little more room to themselves for greater comfort. You also get standard LED headlights on both models, but on the 2021 Subaru Forester, you get standard Steering-Responsive Headlights. They'll swivel as you turn for the best visibility around tight corners and on winding rural roads. That's a feature you can't get on any 2021 Honda CR-V.


New Subaru Forester Apple CarPlay

2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Honda CR-V: Technology

Most new cars these days come standard with a modern touchscreen infotainment system, but not the base 2021 Honda CR-V! It's equipped with a static non-touch display and you'll be limited to Bluetooth® inside entry-level 2021 Honda CR-V models. By contrast, every 2021 Subaru Forester features a touchscreen and Bluetooth® as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. Those features will cost you more as upgrades on the 2021 Honda CR-V!

The 2021 Subaru Forester even offers the cutting-edge DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System which can detect a distracted driver and alert you to switch drivers, take a rest or refocus your attention on the road. Such a feature isn't available on the 2021 Honda CR-V at all.

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2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Honda CR-V: Capability

While the 2021 Honda CR-V makes a few more horsepower at the entry-level, both models will perform similarly on the road, and both can tow up to 1,500 pounds when you need to haul a light trailer. The key difference when it comes to capability is standard all-wheel drive. The sophisticated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with available X-MODE® and dedicated deep snow and mud settings on Forester Sport models means the 2021 Subaru Forester can get you through rough terrain and wet weather. All-wheel drive is available on the 2021 Honda CR-V, but it'll cost you extra, and it's just not as capable as a well-equipped Subaru Forester for harsh conditions.


New Subaru Forester Brake Lights

2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Honda CR-V: Safety

When it comes to safety, both these SUVs provide outstanding performance -- but a few optional extras give the edge to the 2021 Subaru Forester. For instance, both vehicles come standard with a suite of active driver assist technologies like forward emergency braking, but only the Forester is available with Reverse Automatic Braking. When backing out of a tight spot in a busy parking lot, the 2021 Subaru Forester can automatically bring you to a stop to avoid a frustrating fender-bender. Along with the aforementioned steering responsive headlights, X-MODE® and driver attention monitor, the 2021 Subaru Forester provides a level of safety the 2021 Honda CR-V just can't match.

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Test Drive The New 2021 Subaru Forester At Shingle Springs Subaru

On top of all these benefits, the 2021 Subaru Forester boasts an even lower starting price than its Honda rival! For a starting MSRP of just $24,795, the 2021 Subaru Forester can be yours at Shingle Springs Subaru. It's better engineered, more spacious, better equipped and more affordable than the Honda CR-V. Bring the whole family by for a no-pressure test drive and see how well everybody fits. Once you've fallen in love with the latest Subaru Forester for your family, we'll help you bring it home at a price that fits your budget.

2021 Subaru Forester2021 Honda CR-V
$24,795Starting MSRP*$25,350
111.9 Cubic FeetPassenger Space105.9 Cubic Feet
Standard All-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
33 Highway - 26 CityFuel Economy (MPG)34 Highway - 28 City (FWD Model)
1,500 Pounds Standard Towing Capacity1,500 Pounds 
182 Horsepower190
StandardTouchscreen InfotainmentAvailable Upgrade
74.3 Cubic FeetMax Interior Cargo Volume75.8 Cubic Feet
StandardSteering-Responsive HeadlightsNot Available
StandardPower Windows With Driver's Auto Up/DownAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.