2021 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V


2021 Subaru Forester



179 lb-ft


176 lb-ft

EPA-Estimated City/Highway MPG


Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

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12-Way Power Driver's Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support

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Wireless Phone Charger

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Shopping for a new SUV in Whittier, CA? You’ll want to compare the 2021 Honda CR-V vs. 2021 Subaru Forester to make sure you pick the crossover that checks off all your boxes. When it comes down to it, Honda gives you more of what you’re looking for, especially in terms of: 

  • Power and MPG
  • Features
  • Pricing Options

CR-V vs. Forester: Power and MPG

If you’re looking for an adventurous SUV, the Honda CR-V should be your pick. It delivers extra muscle and fun when compared to the Forester: 

  • 2021 Honda CR-V: Up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque
  • 2021 Subaru Forester: Up to 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque 

More power doesn’t have to mean less efficiency. In fact, the CR-V wins on both accounts: 

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX CVT: 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway** 
  • 2021 Subaru Forester Standard: 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway

CR-V vs. Forester: Features

The Forester fails to keep up where standard features are considered. Check out some of the comfort and technology perks you’ll find only on the CR-V: 

  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)

CR-V vs. Forester: Pricing Options

Every dollar counts when you’re buying a new SUV, and both the CR-V and Forester provide several price points. The Forester comes in slightly lower for its base-level trim, but at the top of line it’s actually Honda that provides the better value: 

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD: Priced at $25,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 Subaru Forester Standard: Priced at $24,795 MSRP
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Touring FWD: Priced at $33,650 MSRP*
  • 2021 Subaru Forester Touring: Priced at $34,895 MSRP

Get Behind the Wheel of the Honda CR-V Today!

The Forester puts up a strong fight, but in the end the Honda Accord wins the race. Experience this stylish, capable crossover for yourself when you schedule a test drive at Ocean Honda of Whittier today. We’re proud to offer an attractive selection of new vehicle specials to help you save even more, so contact us to get the ball rolling. 

* MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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