2019 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

June 27th, 2019 by

2019 Honda CR-V AWD Exterior Side Profile Open Hatch

Drivers looking for a crossover SUV have many different options to choose from including the 2019 Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester. With available all-wheel drive, plenty of features and amenities inside, and versatility inside and out, both crossovers have a lot to offer. But which one comes out on top when we have them go head to head? Let’s compare the top tier 2019 Honda CR-V Touring with the top tier 2019 Subaru Touring to find out.

Touring Trim Level MSRP

Let’s start off with the base MSRP for the Touring models. At the top-of-the-line of each lineup, the Touring models offer drivers the most equipment, features, and technology. Although both options include many of the same features, the CR-V Touring comes at a lower MSRP than the Forester Touring, which means drivers will get more bang for their buck with the CR-V.

  • 2019 Honda CR-V Touring AWD – $34,250 MSRP*
  • 2019 Subaru Forester Touring – $34,295 MSRP


2019 Honda CR-V AWD Exterior Front Angle Passenger Side City NightAlthough both the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Forester achieve impressive fuel economy for the class, drivers of the CR-V Touring will get better efficiency in the city, rated at 27 mpg. Compare that to the Forester Touring which will achieve up to 26 mpg in the city.

  • Honda CR-V Touring AWD – 27 city mpg / 33 highway mpg**
  • Subaru Forester Touring – 26 city mpg / 33 highway mpg



In terms of power, the CR-V again has the Forester beat. Drivers of the CR-V Touring will get up to 190 hp, which can make trickier driving situations, such as merging or passing on the highway much easier. To compare, the Forester Touring will only produce up to 182 hp.

  • Honda CR-V Touring – 190 hp
  • Subaru Forester Touring – 182 hp

Cargo Space

2019 Honda CR-V AWD Interior Open Hatch Cargo SpaceThe CR-V is known for its versatility, and it will offer drivers more space for cargo behind the 2nd row of seats. When you have more cargo than passengers, fold the rear seat down completely flat and get up to 75.8 cubic feet of space in the CR-V versus just 70.9 cubic feet of space in the Forester.

  • 37.6 cubic feet behind 2nd row in the CR-V vs. 33 cubic feet behind 2nd row in the Forester
  • 75.8 cubic feet maximum cargo space in the CR-V vs. 70.9 cubic feet maximum cargo space in the Forester

Test Drive the 2019 Honda CR-V Today!

Find out more reasons why the 2019 Honda CR-V is one of the best vehicles on the road from safety features to interior features to available all-wheel drive throughout the trim levels. Contact us or visit your nearest Mid-Michigan Honda Dealer to learn more. Explore current offers and check out the CR-V in person when you sit behind the wheel with a test drive today.


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

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.