Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V
Subaru Forester
Honda CR-V
At a Glance: Forester vs. CR-V
Subaru Forester

Comfortable, versatile, and safe—all the words you want to describe your next vehicle. Two vehicles that live up to these descriptions are the 2023 Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V. These two SUVs perform excellently on the roads of Mesquite, Rockwall, and Garland with superior style and design.

While both models are enviable choices, one may suit your personal tastes even better. So, which one is right for you? Our team at Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall has set out to help you make that decision in this Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V comparison.



5 | 5
Forester vs CR-V


41.2 in. | 38.2 in.
Forester vs CR-V


111.6 cu. ft. | 103.5 cu. ft.
Forester vs CR-V
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Select a category below to learn more about how the Subaru Forester compares to the Honda CR-V.
Subaru Forester

When evaluating any SUV, a critical area to examine is the space available to you. Both the 2023 Forester and the CR-V will arm you with great space. Additionally, both models can seat up to five passengers with room left over for miscellaneous gear.

Wiggle Room Included

The Subaru SUV does appear to be a bit larger. The Forester provides 111.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. Meanwhile, the CR-V offers 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. The extra space in the Forester will provide you and your passengers with a more comfortable ride. Plus, it will make up for any growing pains that accompany your family’s expansion.

Stretch Out & Relax

Similarly, the Forester features more headroom than the CR-V, which further improves interior comfort. The Forester features 41.2 inches of front headroom and 39.6 inches of rear headroom compared to the 38.2 inches of front headroom and 38.2 inches of rear headroom in the CR-V.

Added headroom in the Forester means even tall drivers and passengers will have an easy time getting comfortable.

Subaru Forester

Your comfort is up to you in the Subaru and the Honda. Both models offer many ways to customize their cabins, from seating upholstery to heating functionality. With that being said, read on to discover which SUV meets your comfort standards.

The Star of the Show

Both models have several available upholsteries to match your sensibilities. For instance, the CR-V has its standard fabric-trimmed seats and available leather-trimmed appointments.

The Subaru, on the other hand, has standard cloth seats, available sport cloth, or available leather. The real star of the show? Subaru’s available StarTex® upholstery. This water-repellant and stain-resistant fabric provides a barrier between you and small mishaps and spills.

The Ultimate Steering Wheel

As you’re sitting in the driver’s seat, you have multiple ways to get cozy. From adjustable seating to heated front seats, the Forester and the CR-V make your comfort a top priority. However, only the Subaru offers an available heated steering wheel to keep your hands warm and toasty.

Subaru Forester

Everyone wants to feel confident behind the wheel. No matter if you’re picking up your daughter from school or venturing off on a long-distance road trip, the standard safety suites of the Forester and the CR-V will instill all the confidence and peace of mind you need.

Passenger Protection You Can Count On

The 2023 Forester and the 2023 CR-V also feature impressive driver-assistance technology that will help you behind the wheel. The Forester features the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology package. Similarly, the CR-V comes with the Honda Sensing® suite. These packages come with similar features, such as brand-specific:

  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Pre-Collision Braking System
  • High Beam Assist

So, you can rest assured knowing that your safety has been prioritized behind the wheel of both the Forester and the CR-V.

Foresight Is 20/20

Both models offer a rear-vision camera to help you feel comfortable backing out of your driveway or a parking spot. However, only the Subaru Forester has an available 180-Degree Front-View Monitor. This camera gives you a crisp view of what’s ahead of your vehicle. It is especially helpful for drivers looking to venture off the road.

The Honda goes without a comparable camera view.

Which SUV Is for You?
Subaru Forester

After reviewing this Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V comparison, you should have a better idea of which one suits you better. Our team at Norm Reeves Subaru Superstore Rockwall believes the Forester is the better option, given its premium space and technology.

Ready to see this SUV up close and experience it firsthand? Come in for a test drive today. We'll have you out on the roads of Mesquite, Rockwall, or Garland in no time!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Forester for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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