The Right Crossover in the Right Place: The New Subaru Forester vs The New Honda CR-V

If there is one thing that the new Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V have in common it is their family-friendliness, with both midsize crossovers near Germantown hailed for their safety and comfort. However, there are still a number of key differences between the two, differences which place the Forester at odds with its competitor from Honda. Let us take a look at what the Forester has over the CR-V here at Jim Keras Subaru Hacks Cross. After you are finished, check out our new Subaru inventory located at 3940 Hacks Cross Rd in Memphis, TN.


When it comes to safety technologies, the Subaru brand has all drivers in mind, which is why EyeSight® driver-assist technology is standard on all trims to help guide you when navigating the streets in Collierville. Such features as Lane Keep Assist with Sway Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control have their equivalents through Honda Sensing®, but are unavailable on base trim levels of the Honda CR-V. The Subaru Forester also comes available with a windshield wiper de-icer, which is unavailable on the CR-V with no Honda technology as a comparable substitute.

Performance and Efficiency

The Honda brand prides itself on their many fuel-efficient cars, but the CR-V seems to be the exception to this rule as its standard engine enables the crossover to travel an EPA-estimated 25 miles per gallon cities like Southaven and 31 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile the engine of the Forester allows this crossover to travel and EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. The Forester can also hold almost three gallons more fuel than the CR-V.

Interior Space

Drivers near Memphis may hold the Honda CR-V in high regard for its spaciousness, but you may also notice that this crossover falls short of the Forester in the same category. As the Forester is the larger of the two crossovers, via exterior dimensions, the interior of the Forester is suited to match with a passenger volume of over 111 cubic feet, whereas the Honda CR-V offers almost 106 cubic feet of passenger volume, but considerably less when the power moonroof is equipped.

Come Check One Out Today!

If the new Subaru Forester sounds like the preferred crossover for your needs, then contact our sales team and schedule a test drive today! Use our handy directions to find the best route and come see us at Jim Keras Subaru Hacks Cross!