How Does the New Subaru Forester Compare to the New Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4?

When it comes to finding the right midsize SUV here in Jersey Village and nearby Houston, there's no match to the new 2019 Subaru Forester. The new 2019 Forester is designed to fit the needs of anyone, offering tremendous capability, spacious versatility and state of the art technology features that allow you to feel right at home behind the wheel. Whether you're looking for a family friendly crossover, a rugged off road SUV or you want to get the most bang for your buck, with so much to offer throughout five impressive trim levels, we're sure that we can help you drive home from Jersey City in the Forester model that's right for you in no time. To help you understand the terrific level of capability and accommodations that the new 2019 Forester can provide you with, we're going to compare it to the new Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, allowing you to see side by side why the new Forester is an ideal fit for you!

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

  • All Forester models come with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing you with optimal traction, balance and control whether you're driving around Houston, off road or in poor weather conditions. The RAV4 comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive equipped models hailing a larger price.
  • The Forester now comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 182-horsepower, while the RAV4 falls short with its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 176-horsepower.
  • Whether you're commuting around Houston or exploring the furthest reaches of Tomball, the Forester allows you to travel further on a single tank of gas, offering up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The RAV4 falls short with up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
  • Both vehicles offer a standard infotainment system, but only the Forester offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
  • The Forester offers more space for passengers and cargo alike, offering 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, while the RAV4 offers 100.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and 73.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

  • Every new Forester model comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. While we don't deal with snow here in the greater Houston area, all-wheel drive provides you with the ability to take your adventures off road while also enjoying a more controlled and confident driving experience on the road. The Honda CR-V, however, comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive models costing more.
  • All Forester models now come with an Eyesight Driver Assist Technology system, featuring adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, pre-collision braking, and more, allowing you to drive with complete confidence from Cypress to Tomball and beyond. The CR-V offers similar features through the Honda Sensing Safety Suite, but it doesn't come as a standard feature.
  • The Forester is more spacious than the CR-V is, offering 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 105.9 cubic feet in the CR-V.
  • The Forester offers features that you won't find in the CR-V, including LED steering responsive headlights and the new DriverFocus system.
  • All Forester models come with a Starlink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The CR-V also offers the same capability, but not on base models.

Test Drive a New Subaru Forester Model at Superior Subaru of Houston!

If you want to learn more about the new 2019 Subaru Forester, we welcome you to make the short drive from Cypress, Houston or Tomball and test drive a model of your choice around Jersey Village at Superior Subaru of Houston today!

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