In your next SUV, drives should go just swimmingly. When you compare the 2020 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V, it can be easy to make the leap and see why these vehicles are considered to be cream-of-the-crop options for Bloomfield and Newark drivers.

The Lynnes Subaru sales team is taking a closer look at these two cars with our Forester vs. CR-V comparison, so you're fully prepared for adventures in Clifton and beyond.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Driving Experience

The Subaru Forester comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers the power you're looking for whether on the highway or traversing city streets. With this 182-horsepower engine, you'll enjoy outstanding gas mileage and get to your destination in style. The turbocharged Honda CR-V also comes with a lone engine, a 1.5L turbocharged option that's similar to the Subaru Forester.

While all-wheel drive seems like a luxury for most drivers, it's a standard feature in the Forester. If you choose the Honda CR-V, just know that you're missing out on standard all-wheel drive.

The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system was built to maximize traction and balance. Power is continually sent to all four wheels, ensuring you get the grip needed when traveling on snowy or rain-covered roads.

Forester vs CR-V Interior

When you're looking for that next car, interior space certainly matters. You want to be able to have enough room to stretch out, yes, but also room for all of your important cargo. Rest assured, these two vehicles offer more than capable interiors. That being said, there's one that simply does it better.

Inside the Subaru Forester, with 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, you'll have room for luggage, groceries, hiking gear, and whatever else you're bringing along for the ride. The CR-V is generous with its space, a maximum of 75.8 cubic feet, but it's a bit off the pace of the Forester.

Plus, with over 111 cubic feet of passenger space, the Forester feels cavernous compared to the CR-V, which measures in at 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume in its entry-level offering. With 43.3 inches of front legroom, there's plenty of space to stretch out on long drives. Checking in at 41.3 inches, the CR-V feels a bit cramped when compared to the Forester.

Forester vs CR-V Technology

This is the technology you want. Lucky for you, it's the technology you need, too. Standard in the Forester is EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, a host of safety features working to protect you every time you step inside the Forester. The CR-V offers similar technology via the Honda Sensing® suite of features.

Plus, you're all set for that next trip with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in the Forester. Display key smartphone apps and features right on the touchscreen in front of you after hooking up your phone using this smartphone capability. The standard 6.5-inch screen found in the Forester is much larger than the 5-inch offering that Honda has. If you choose the entry-level CR-V, you won't even find Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™. It's not standard as it is in the Forester.

Want to learn more about the Forester and other models we have in stock? Check out our library of vehicle comparisons.

2020 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V: The Last Word

If you're ready to find that next SUV, look no further than Lynnes Subaru. If it wasn't clear to you at the beginning, it is by now: The 2020 Subaru Forester outpaces the Honda CR-V in almost every way.

Visit us to take a test drive of the Forester near Bloomfield, Newark, and Clifton. We look forward to seeing you here at our dealership. Schedule that test drive right here on our website. Contact us, and we'll be in touch.

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