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2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Subaru Forester



179 lb-ft


176 lb-ft

EPA-Estimated City/Highway MPG


Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

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12-Way Power Driver's Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support

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Wireless Phone Charger

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The Honda CR-V is a staple on the roads of Canandaigua, NY, with drivers loving its thoughtful balance of convenience, performance, and fun. But how does this shake down in terms of a 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Subaru Forester comparison? While Subaru puts up a strong fight, in the end it just can’t compete with Honda’s: 

  • Features
  • Pricing Options
  • Power and MPG

CR-V vs. Forester: Features

If you’re hoping for a crossover SUV that includes all the subtle features that enhance your morning commute, you’ve found in the Honda CR-V. Check out all of the amenities the CR-V serves up over the Forester: 

  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)

CR-V vs. Forester: Pricing Options

Being in the same segment, it’s no surprise that Honda and Subaru have priced their SUVs similarly. Yet at the highest trim level the CR-V comes in under the Forester’s sticker price, opening the door to more options and perks for less: 

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD: Priced at $25,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 Subaru Forester Standard: Priced at $24,795 MSRP
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Touring FWD: Priced at $33,650 MSRP*
  • 2021 Subaru Forester Touring: Priced at $34,895 MSRP

CR-V vs. Forester: Power and MPG

Subaru claims to build adventurous models, but when you size up the CR-V and Forester performance specs, Honda comes out ahead: 

  • 2021 Honda CR-V: Up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque
  • 2021 Subaru Forester: Up to 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque 

Not only will you get more thrill behind the wheel with the CR-V, you’ll also make fewer trips to the pump thanks to better fuel efficiency: 

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX CVT: 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway** 
  • 2021 Subaru Forester Standard: 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway

The Honda CR-V Takes the Lead at Victory Honda of Ontario

Reading about the CR-V is one thing; experiencing it for yourself is a whole different level! Schedule a test drive at Victory Honda of Ontario to get a true feel for what this SUV can do, and bring it home for less with our rotating new vehicle specials. Need more help? Contact our team for answers! 


* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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