Your next vehicle should be comfortable, versatile, and safe. Two rides that live up to this description are the 2023 Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V. These SUVs perform extremely well on the roads of Guelph, ON while also offering superior style and design.
While they're both enviable choices, one may suit your personal taste better. Which one is right for you? Our team at Pfaff Subaru can help you make that decision in this Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V comparison.
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When evaluating any SUV, a critical area to examine is the space available. Do you need room for your growing family? Will extended cargo space aid your adventurous lifestyle? Both the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V can deliver in these areas. However, you need a vehicle that optimizes both—and the Forester is ready to serve.
Both the 2023 Forester and the CR-V will provide a great amount of space. Additionally, they can seat up to five passengers with room left over for miscellaneous gear.
However, the Subaru SUV does appear to be a bit larger. The Forester provides 3,160 litres (111.6 cubic feet) of passenger volume. Meanwhile, the CR-V offers 3,002 litres (106 cubic feet) of passenger volume. While this may not seem like a large difference, the extra space in the Forester will provide you and your passengers with a more comfortable ride.
Similarly, the Forester features more headroom than the CR-V, which further improves interior comfort. Stretch out in 1,047 millimetres (41.2 inches) of front headroom and 1,006 millimetres (39.6 inches) of rear headroom in the Forester compared to the 1,016 millimetres (40 inches) of front headroom and 970 millimetres (38.2 inches) of rear headroom in the CR-V.
When you’re out on the road, having access to some entertainment is a must. After all, chatting with a friend or listening to your favourite podcast is a great way to pass the time. Both the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V are set up with an impressive cockpit filled with modern technology and easy-to-use functionality. However, the Forester offers a more user-friendly experience.
Another key area to look at in these impressive SUVs is their multimedia options, such as standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, which allow you to seamlessly connect your phone to the SUV.
Connecting your phone to the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V helps you stay connected to friends and family and provides easy access to your entertainment or navigation.
When you need to scan your contacts or infotainment, the Forester and the CR-V will provide clear visuals. The CR-V comes with a 7-inch multimedia display. Meanwhile, the Forester features an available 8-inch STARLINK® Multimedia Plus display that will prove easy to see and interact with.
When choosing an SUV, it’s important to look at how either model can protect you and your passengers. Does it offer the driver assistance you need? Does it have generous suites of active and passive safety systems?
We know two models that can provide this type of security: the 2023 Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V. However, the Forester offers protection on all fronts.
The 2023 Forester and the 2023 CR-V also feature impressive driver-assistance technology that will help when you’re behind the wheel. The Forester features the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology package. Similarly, the CR-V comes with the Honda Sensing® suite. These packages come with similar features, such as:
- Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keep Assist and Sway Warning
- Pre-Collision Braking
You can rest assured, knowing your safety has been prioritized behind the wheel of both the Forester and the CR-V.
The Forester does come with an added security feature, though. Upgrade with the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System (DMS) to have a feature looking out for your safety while driving. This feature will monitor the driver’s condition and give you a warning if it detects fatigue or inattention.
Unfortunately, the Honda CR-V doesn’t have a comparable feature available.
After reviewing this 2023 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V comparison, you should have a better idea of which model suits you better. Our team at Pfaff Subaru believes the Forester is the better option, given its premium space and technology.
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