Compact SUVs, like the Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V, are built to give you a safe and comfortable ride in a vehicle that's loaded with convenient features. So, which one is right for you?

The team at Stateline Subaru put together this 2020 Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V comparison to help drivers in Somerset, Bristol, and Fall River decide.

2020 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Dimensions

The 2020 Subaru Forester and the Honda CR-V both have two rows of seats and room for up to five people. However, your passengers will be able to get a little more comfortable in the new Forester. There's 111.9 cubic feet of passenger room and a wider back seat with 53.6 inches of hip room and 57.2 inches of shoulder room.

The back seat in the Honda CR-V is a little more cramped, especially when you have three people sitting back there. There's just 49.5 inches of rear hip room and 55.6 inches of rear shoulder room. Overall, it's a smaller cabin with 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space.

Each SUV is also made to help you carry lots of cargo. They make this possible by featuring a roomy trunk and folding seats. When you're loading up the Forester, you'll have up to 76.1 cubic feet of cargo room. The Honda CR-V falls a little short with a cargo capacity of 75.8 cubic feet.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Infotainment System

Both the 2020 Forester and the 2020 CR-V keep you connected and make sure you enjoy your drive with a user-friendly infotainment system. The Forester has a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen on the dashboard, but an 8-inch one is also available.

The Honda CR-V has two smaller options for your infotainment center. It starts with a standard 5-inch LCD screen. You can upgrade to a larger touchscreen, but at seven inches across, it's still smaller than the screen in the Forester.

Both SUVs come with Bluetooth®, so you can take hands-free phone calls and sync your smartphone. Each new Forester trim level also comes standard with SiriusXM® All Access Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. The Honda CR-V only offers these apps and features on higher trim levels.

2020 Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V Safety

The Subaru Forester provides you with stability and control on any terrain with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. On the Honda CR-V, front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available.

The 2020 Subaru Forester also helps keep you protected with a full suite of driver-assistance features. The EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology bundle comes standard and watches out for you with features that include:

  • Pre-Collision Braking System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist

The Honda CR-V offers its own driver-assistance package: Honda Sensing®. It comes with a list of similar standard features. That means, you'll have more peace of mind no matter which SUV you choose!

Test Drive the Victorious Compact SUV

Visit Stateline Subaru to test drive the versatile Subaru Forester. It provides drivers in Somerset, Bristol, and Fall River with lots of space and standard infotainment features in a safe SUV.

To learn more about this Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V comparison, contact us or visit our Subaru dealership!

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