2022 Subaru Forester

Compare the New Subaru Forester to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 at Wagner Subaru

You deserve an SUV that does a little bit of everything, whether you're the adventurous type or prefer something more family-friendly. Some lineups won't offer one or the other, but thankfully, you won't have that issue with the Subaru Forester. A jack-of-all-trades, the Subaru Forester sets you on the path you most want to travel - from work to play and back again with ease. However, the Forester isn't the only model in its segment. Options like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V offer plenty of competition for the Forester SUV, making it a challenge to choose the one that best fits your needs.

Here at Wagner Subaru, we want to help you with the decision-making process. Below, you'll find head-to-head comparisons of the Forester to its rivals, showcasing why the Subaru SUV stands out from the crowd. Let us know if you have any questions!

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

Adventure-seekers know that the Subaru lineup makes it easy to cross from the road to the trails around your home. The Subaru Forester comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Subaru's unique drivetrain system that provides power to wheels with better traction when others start to slip. Paired with the optional X-MODE® feature, you'll brave slick road conditions confidently. The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive to its lineup, but the drivetrain isn't standard. You'll need to pay more to get the same capability available to every Forester model.

Enjoying your music and apps from the road wasn't always convenient just a few years ago, but the new Subaru Forester isn't afflicted by that problem. The lineup comes standard with the STARLINK® Multimedia System, complete with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. While the Honda CR-V offers similar features, they aren't available on the base model. Paying more will provide access to a touchscreen and smartphone integration.

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Interior space can often be a premium when searching for a new vehicle. The Forester doesn't sacrifice your comfort, courtesy of its expansive interior and configurable cargo space. It offers up to 76.1 cubic feet of storage space up to the front seats, while up to five passengers enjoy a maximum of 111.6 cubic feet. Unfortunately, the Toyota RAV4 doesn't equip you with as much space. Folding down the rear seats only offers up to 69.8 cubic feet. With a full passenger load of up to five, the interior will feel quite cramped compared to the Forester - the RAV4 can't even crack 100 cubic feet for its passengers.

The Toyota lineup doesn't shirk away from off-road adventures. From the Toyota RAV4 to other rugged SUV options, you'll enjoy journeys down the back trails around you with available all-wheel drive systems that provide you with the traction control and handling you need. However, the Toyota SUV doesn't include this system standard - the all-wheel drive base model costs $1,400 more. The Subaru Forester doesn't leave you with the same issues. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, standard on every Forester, allows you to enjoy exciting adventures you won't find with just any model! Pushing the X-MODE® button gives you added confidence to venture through muddle puddles and snowy conditions without fear.

Choose the Subaru Forester for Your Next Weekend Getaway

When it comes to off-road capability, convenience, and comfort, no SUV does it quite like the Subaru Forester. We encourage you to check out some of the quick-hitting stats in the table on this page, showcasing how the Forester improves your drive over the competition. Let us know if you have any questions about the Subaru Forester and how you can schedule your test drive today!

The Award Winning Subaru Forester

The 2022 Subaru is a popular model that has received many accolades from the automotive community. Wagner Subaru is proud to offer the Subaru Forester to Dayton, OH drivers.

Subaru Forester

Honda CR-V

Toyota RAV4

Base MSRP$24,795$25,150$26,050
All-Wheel DriveStandardAvailableAvailable
MPG (City/Highway)26/3328/3427/35
Cargo Space76.1-cubic-feet75.8-cubic-feet69.8-cubic-feet
Adaptive Cruise ControlStandardStandardStandard
Roadside AssistanceAvailableNot AvailableStandard
Headroom41.2/39.6 inches40.1/39.2 inches37.7/39.5 inches
Legroom43.3/39.4 inches41.3/40.4 inches41.0/37.8 inches

A 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The 2020 Subaru Forester received the highest possible safety rating from IIHS.

Best Resale Value

The Subaru Forester has the Best Resale Value in its class for 2020, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Front Crash Prevention

The 2020 Subaru Forester received the highest possible rating for front crash prevention from IIHS.

Residual Value Award

The Subaru Forester has the highest residual value in its class for five years running.

J.D. Power 2020

#1 Brand Loyalty in the automotive industry for two years in a row.

5-Star Safety

The 2020 Subaru Forester earned top marks with a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA.

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