Subaru Forester vs Competing Models

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Choosing an SUV to match your on-the-go life can be a challenge until you find yourself at the wheel of the new Subaru Forester. Packed with exciting features, responsive performance, and legendary off-road prowess, it's easy to see why the Forester is so popular.

Take a look down below to see how it matches up to competition like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Nissan Rogue.

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4


    More Interior Space

    Inside, you will find the Forester is far roomier than its Toyota counterpart. The Subaru SUV offers 13 more cubic feet than the Toyota SUV, and it offers more front-row headroom and legroom as well. It also enjoys more cargo capacity, ideal for adventures and shopping trips.

    Exclusive Features

    The Forester is loaded with features that you won't find available in the RAV4. The Subaru Forester's exterior offers LED Steering Responsive Headlights, while the interior can equip a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat and an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat. None of these features are available to the RAV4.

    Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE

    All Forester models come equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and X-MODE® features, making them the perfect outdoor explorer - the Toyota RAV4 doesn't offer X-MODE® and costs more to equip all-wheel drive.

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

Included Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

The Forester is more prepared for unfavorable road conditions thanks to a standard Symmetrical all-wheel drive, allowing you to conquer more. The Honda CR-V doesn't offer their AWD standard, requiring you to pay more.

More Room for Passengers and Cargo

Both lineups are roomy options, but the Subaru Forester is a bit more spacious to accommodate your passengers and cargo. The Forester's passenger space offers up to 111.9 cubic feet to the Honda's 105.9 cubic feet, and the cargo space in the Subaru Forester offers up to 76.1 cubic feet to the CR-V's 75.8 cubic feet.

Robust Technology Offerings

Staying connected while on the road is easy thanks to the Subaru Forester's STARLINK® Multimedia system, with a standard touchscreen and smartphone integration. The Honda CR-V does not offer these features standard in its lineup.



Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue


    Off-Road Ready

    To go along with all-wheel drive, the Subaru Forester also offers up to 8.7-inches of ground clearance, letting you go over any obstacle in your way. The Nissan Rogue offers all-wheel drive, but you will need to pay more to have it equipped. It also offers less ground clearance, making it less adept at climbing rocks in its way.

    Greater Towing Abilities

    Looking to attach a trailer and carry more gear on your next trip? Both models offer the capability to hook up to a trailer, but the Nissan Rogue can only tow 1,3500 - this falls behind the Forester's 1,500 max towing capacity.

    A More Comfortable Cabin

    The comfy interior of the Subaru Forester holds the edge over the Nissan Rogue, with more front and rear headroom as well as more rear legroom. Convenience is easier to manage, too, thanks to a cargo area that manages up to 76.1 cubic feet of storage - the Nissan Rogue only offers up to 74.1 cubic feet.

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