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2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2018 Subaru Forester Review

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Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda CR-V than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda CR-V, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda CR-V as you will with the Subaru Forester, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Honda CR-V or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-V is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda CR-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Honda CR-V has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Honda CR-V will do just as well as the Subaru Forester, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Honda CR-V has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester. The Honda CR-V has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
The Honda CR-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.

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Compare the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2018 Subaru Forester.

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2017 Honda
CR-V

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MSRP*: $24,045 - $33,795

2018 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,795 - $36,090
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City MPG: 25 - 28 22 - 26
Highway MPG: 31 - 34 27 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $22,584 - $31,711 $21,547 - $33,675

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.