The Subaru Forester vs. The Honda CR-V at Haddad Subaru

When it comes to mid-size SUV that can do more, both the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V are top choices. To help you decide which one is better, our team at Haddad Subaru in Pittsfield is proud to present this comparison review. This review will take a look at both the Subaru Forester in Honda CR-V in several categories, including highlighted features, technology, safety, and capacity.

Highlighted Features

The Subaru Forester comes standard with several exterior features including Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, LED headlights, 17-inch wheels, and 17-inch all-season tires. Standard interior features include a six-way manually adjustable driver's seat, driver's auto-up/down power window and dual front-row USB ports to charge your devices around North Adams.

The Honda CR-V comes standard with the following exterior features: 17-inch alloy wheels, 17-inch tires, LED daytime running lights, auto high-beam headlights, and body-color door handles. On the interior, the CR-V comes standard with power windows, power doors, and an easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback.

While both the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V are packed with standard exterior and interior features, the Subaru Forester has more capability features like higher ground clearance and standard all-wheel-drive that Great Barrington drivers will love. This makes the Forester more of on-road and off-road capable SUV versus the Honda CR-V.


Looking at the tech features of the Suburu Forester, you get several standard features that make the vehicle easy to stay connected to the road, your devices, and the latest information. Standard tech features include the STARLINK® 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus, a four-speaker sound system, an automatic climate control system, and dual front-row USB ports. There are also several available tech features such as 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, a STARLINK® eight-inch Multimedia Navigation system, and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.

The Honda CR-V also offers several standard tech features such as Bluetooth Hands-Free, USB audio interface, and a 160-Watt audio system with four speakers for Lenox and Williamstown drivers to enjoy. There are also several available tech features on the CR-V, including a wireless phone charger, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, and 330-Watt Premium Audio System with nine speakers.

Looking at both mid-size SUVs, both the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V have lots of tech features. However, the Forester offers more standard and available tech features versus the CR-V.


Safety is a Subaru Priority

When it comes to safety, the Subaru Forester offers many standard features including EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), an advanced airbag system, a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), Brake Assist, a Traction Control System (TCS) and a tire pressure monitoring system. You'll always feel safe around Bennington, VT in this model.

The Honda CR-V comes with advanced safety features such as the Honda Sensing System. This suite of safety features includes the Collision Mitigating Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Crusie Control, and the Raod Departure Mitigation System. The CR-V also comes with an advanced airbag system, LATCH seating system for kids, and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Both the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V are leaders when it comes to safety. However, the Suburu Forster offers more standard safety features than the Honda CR-V.


Looking at capacity, the Subaru Forester offers up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row folded down. With the second row folded up, the Forester gives you up to 31.1 cubic feet of space. With the Honda CR-V, you get a maximum of 75.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity. With the second-row seat folded up, you get up to 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Overall, the Subaru Forester offers you more overall cubic feet of cargo space versus the Honda CR-V.

Take a Test Drive of the Subaru Forester Today at Haddad Subaru

You are invited to take a test drive of the Subaru Forester at our Subaru dealership near Stephentown and Austerlitz, NY. See why the Forester tops the CV-R in many categories. Don't wait. Due to high demand, our inventory of the Subaru Forester will not last. We look forward to working with you soon!