2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Subaru Forester
2016 Honda CR-V SE 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium
2.4-liter 4-cylinder Engine Option(s) 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
All-wheel drive Drivetype All-wheel drive
1,500 lbs Maximum trailer weight 1,500 lbs
*25 city / 31 highway Fuel Economy 22 city / 29 highway

2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Subaru Forester

Looking for something a little different in your next vehicle? Welcome to the crossover SUV. It has the cargo and passenger room of a SUV, with the fuel economy of a sedan. It’s one of the most popular vehicle types on the market today and for good reason. With great fuel economy, a compact size and plenty of room for everyone, what isn’t there to love?

With that said, where do you even start looking for a crossover SUV with so many options out there? Let us introduce you to the 2016 Honda CR-V. It received a full redesign in 2015, which was so successful that the CR-V earned the coveted Motor Trend magazine SUV of the Year. The 2015 Honda CR-V also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest award: Top Safety Pick+. However, the Honda CR-V is not without competition. Like the 2016 Honda CR-V, the 2016 Subaru Forester also earned the Top Safety Pick+ award and received a full update. Here’s a closer look at the 2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Subaru Forester.

2016 Honda CR-V near Chicago, IL

Maybe one of the most significant differences between the 2016 Honda CR-V and 2016 Subaru Forester are the engine options available. The 2016 Subaru Forester does have more engine options, but to get the turbocharged engine one must pay upwards of $5,000 more to move from the 2.5i Premium to the 2.0XT Premium. Even still, the 2016 Honda CR-V has better fuel economy. The 2016 Honda CR-V also has a boxer rear that is perfect for haul awkwardly shaped cargo. With that said, the 2016 Honda CR-V is slightly more expensive than the 2016 Subaru Forester. Both crossover SUVs also received top marks from Edmunds.com but only the 2016 Honda CR-V earned Edmunds’ highly sought-after “A” rating.

Interested in taking a closer look at the 2016 Honda CR-V? Contact the team at Continental Honda today to get started with a test drive.

*26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.