2020 Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester

If you live around the Tustin, Santa Ana, or Mission Viejo areas, and you’re trying to decide between the new Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester, then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine 2020 Honda CR-V vs. 2020 Subaru Forester SUV comparison.

Power & Performance

2020 Honda CR-VComparing the CR-V vs. Forester, you’ll see there’s quite a difference when it comes to their respective engine abilities and performance capabilities. It all starts with engine size and type. The 2020 Honda CR-V comes equipped with the 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine under the hood that’s capable of boasting 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.

The Subaru Forester features a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine under its hood. However, in terms of power output, it falls a little behind by maxing out its performance at 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque.

Despite their performance and engine differences, these respective midsize SUVs both include Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT). These particular transmissions are known for their direct gear transitions and smooth accelerations, which result in an all-around efficient performance.

Intelligent Suites of Safety and Driver-Assistive Technologies

Honda puts a lot of attention on safety with their Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive tech:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Subaru is equally concerned about your safety, as their EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology is comparable. Its features are similar to Honda Sensing®, but it’s lacking the crucial road departure system that’s standard with the Honda CR-V.

2020 CR-V vs 2020 Forester: Stay Connected While You Drive

In this day and age, technology is capable of a lot more than just helping to keep you safe. The 2020 Honda CR-V takes full advantage of the power of technology in its remarkably high-tech, connected cabin and its available features.

  • Apple CarPlay® Integration. This allows you to harness many of your compatible iPhone’s superpowers as you drive—but in a way that’s as safe as possible and doesn’t take your attention off the road.
  • Driver Information Interface. Not only does this interface give you all the key driving information that you’ve come to rely on, it can also issue an audible and visual alert if it detects drowsy driving behaviors.

The SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia system fulfills many of the same functions as the 2020 Honda CR-V model’s dashboard display, which is great if you’re interested in the 2020 Subaru Forester. But we prefer to keep our attention on the CR-V, as we feel that it has the upper hand in this battle of the SUVs.

Contact Us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine for Your Test Drive!

Now that you’ve got your sights on the 2020 Honda CR-V, it’s time to take a test drive. That’s the only way to truly get to know any vehicle. We encourage you to stop by our showroom near the Tustin, Santa Ana, or Mission Viejo areas. Otherwise, give us a call or chat with us on our website to get started.

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