How Does the Subaru Forester Compare to the Competition?

If you're looking for a stylish, well-equipped and fun to drive new crossover SUV that can fit your lifestyle and needs both today and far down the road, look no further than the new Subaru Forester! The  Forester is designed to grow with you, providing you with tremendous capability on and off the road, cutting edge safety and entertainment features and spacious comfort for passengers and cargo alike, making it a great choice for families, commuters, outdoor enthusiasts and everyone in between. At Budd Baer Subaru, we want to make it easier for you to decide which vehicle is right for you, and with so many different crossover SUVs to choose from, we know it can be difficult to narrow down your options. That's why we're going to compare the new Forester SUV to other vehicles in its class, including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, giving you a side by side look as to why the Forester is the ideal fit for you!




 Subaru Forester
 Mazda CX-5
 Toyota RAV 4
 Honda CR-V

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Subaru Forester vs Mazda CX-5

  • From snow to off road terrain and all the city streets and highways in between, the Forester lets you tackle them all confidently with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on every model. The CX-5, on the other hand, comes with standard front-wheel drive with all-wheel drive equipped models costing a higher price.
  • The Forester is more spacious than the CX-5 is, offering 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to 103.6 cubic feet of space in the CX-5.
  • The Forester gets up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, compared to the CX-5 which gets up to 25 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
  • The Forester also offers 16.6 gallons of fuel capacity while the CX-5 offers 14.8 gallons, allowing you to travel much further on a single tank of gas.

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

  • The Forester provides spacious comfort for five passengers within up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, allowing you and yours to stretch out and enjoy the ride. The RAV4 falls short with just 100.7 cubic feet of passenger volume.
  • All Forester models come with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, giving you optimal traction, control, handling, and enjoyment behind the wheel. The RAV4, while it does offer all-wheel drive on all models for an extra charge, comes with standard front-wheel drive.
  • Both the Forester and the RAV4 come with standard Apple CarPlay compatibility through their respective infotainment systems, but only the Forester offers standard Android Auto, while the RAV4 doesn't offer it at all.
  • The RAV4 edges the Forester just slightly in terms of fuel economy, but with 16.6 gallons of fuel capacity in the Forester compared to 14.5 gallons in the RAV4, the Forester lets you travel further on a single tank of gas.

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

  • For greater confidence and awareness behind the wheel, all 2019 Forester models come with an Eyesight Driver Assist Technology system now, offering safety features like pre-collision braking, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and more. The CR-V also offers a similar suite of safety features, but they don't come standard.
  • All 2019 Forester models come with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard, letting you drive through deep snow, off road terrain and more with the utmost traction, handling and control.
  • Every 2019 Forester model now gets a standard Starlink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can connect your mobile device and enjoy hands-free control of it on the go. The CR-V also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but they don't come standard.
  • The Forester is more spacious than the CR-V is, offering 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to 105.9 cubic feet in the CR-V.

Test Drive the New 2019 Subaru Forester at Budd Baer Subaru Today!

The best way to learn more about the new Subaru Forester is to come join us at Budd Baer Subaru to view our entire selection in person and test drive a model of your choice from our Washington, PA Subaru dealership today! Shop for new Subaru Forester SUV near Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, McMurray, and Waynesburg, PA.

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