Vehicle Comparisons

Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester

2017HondaCRV (1)Are you shopping for a compact SUV? The 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Subaru Forester are two popular options with buyers in the Boca Raton, Palm Beach, and Greenacres area. Upon first glance, the two vehicles seem quite comparable, but when you look at little closer you can start to see some major differences between the two.

Learn more in this 2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Subaru Forester comparison from the team at Braman Honda of Palm Beach. Then, schedule a test drive at your local dealership of your favorite vehicle.

Performance Comparison Shows Power Struggle

Both the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Subaru Forester are known for their versatility both on and off the road. However, there’s a major difference between how the two perform in everyday driving, which we will discuss first. For convenience, we’ve matched up the two standard trim levels with an automatic transmission—the Honda CR-V LX 2WD and the Subaru Forester 2.5i CVT.

The 2017 Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L I-4 engine that produces up to 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission with Overdrive that offers smooth and comfortable transitions between gears and doesn’t have any noticeable waiting period during shifting.

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On the other hand, the 2017 Subaru Forester is powered by a standard 2.5L I-4 engine that produces only 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. While also paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission with Overdrive, the Subaru Forester offers a significantly different driving experience than its competitor.

The new transmission for 2016 and 2017 models is not as efficient as it previously was, and the transmission shifting is incredibly noticeable. For drivers and passengers with motion sickness, it could pose a serious problem.

Available Options Differ Greatly in Forester vs. CR-V

Another main point of concern in the 2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Honda CR-V comparison is in their available features. We took a look at the two top trim levels of the vehicles to see what features you just can’t get in one over the other and the results were very interesting.

2017HondaCRVTechnology (1)The Honda CR-V Touring AWD offers an extensive list of features, while the 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Touring CVT still has many add-ons that you’ll have to invest in to get to. In terms of pricing, that means a pretty steep price increase. What features are included in this category?

They include interior cargo shade, remote engine start, universal garage door opener, rain sensing wipers, exterior mirror memory, electrochromic rearview mirror, and a navigation system. Again, all of these are included in the CR-V Touring AWD, but will require added upgrades for the Forester

Experience the Difference Yourself

The 2017 Honda CR-V is available right now at your local dealership near Greenacres, Palm Beach, and Boca Raton. Check out the CR-V at Braman Honda of Palm Beach to see if the vehicle is the right fit for your family, then schedule a test drive.


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