Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V

Compare the 2017 Subaru Forester  with the 2017 Honda CR-V.

2017 Subaru Forester's cabin offers excellent space for both passengers and cargo. Both offer split-folding rear seats to maximize cargo space. The Subaru Forester's exterior design is clean and straightforward while the CR-V adds a chrome-like trace surround to the passenger windows to appear more aggressive. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard, even with available manual transmission or turbocharged engine.

Subaru EyeSight®

Subaru takes a look into the future with EyeSight®. Two cameras are mounted by the rearview mirror to monitor traffic and react to conditions even before you do

Specs and Features

Subaru Forester
Symmetrical AWD
Honda CR-V LX
 Engine4-Cyl, Pzev, 2.5 Liter
4-Cyl, i-VTEC, 2.4 Liter
170 @ 5800 RPM
185 @ 6400 RPM
All-Wheel Drive
Standard- Symmetrical
Available for $1300 Extra
174 @ 4100 RPM
181 @ 3900 RPM
EPA (City/Hwy)
 Maximum Towing
 Head Room: Front
41.4 inches
39.9 inches
Passenger Volume
108.3 cubic feet
104.1 cubic feet


Forester vs CR-V Crash IIHS Test


The Crossover Challenge

Subaru Symmetrical AWD vs Honda "Real Time" 4WD

 Subaru Forester  Pictured left you see a diagram of how the Subaru Symmetrical AWD works. Pictured right is a diagram of how the Honda "Real Time" 4WD works.

how symmetrical the flow of power is in the Subaru? The Honda has many right angles which makes it much more difficult to get the power to the wheels.

Subaru symmetrical AWD is working on all 4 wheels all the time. The Honda only engages the rear wheels when it senses slipping in front.
 Honda CR-V

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