2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Subaru Forester
The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Subaru Forester are both at the top of the crossover segment, so Malin and Keno drivers often struggle to choose the right model to fit their needs. With that in mind, we decided to conduct a competitive comparison to help you make the right decision.
Powertrains and MPG
- CR-V Engine: A 2.4L four-cylinder engine comes fitted as standard to put you in control of up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque — that’s one of the most impressive entry-level outputs around.
- CR-V Transmission: Your four-cylinder’s output will be intelligently refined by a continuously variable transmission (CVT), which enables you to achieve 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway* with FWD.
The 2016 Subaru Forester can’t even come close. Its base engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, but, despite its inferior power, that engine demands significantly more fuel than the CR-V, with efficiency peaking at an underwhelming 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. If you want to pay more, a 250-hp 2.0L is available, but that means downgrading your efficiency ratings further to 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
The CR-V is also more spacious than rivals like the Forester; there’s up to 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats compared to just 34.4 with the Subaru.
Comfort and Convenience Features
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Subaru Forester come with a rearview camera as standard. However, only the CR-V’s is able to provide three viewing modes (Normal, Wide, and Top-Down) to ensure a comprehensive view of the area behind your vehicle.
- HondaLink Next Generation: Modern drivers know how important their smartphones are, and so does the design team at Honda. That’s why they created the HondaLink system, which will let you hook up your smartphone to the CR-V before using a growing collection of its features through the vehicle’s on-board systems.
- Honda LaneWatch: A small camera mounted below your passenger-side mirror is able to display a live feed of your traditional blind-spot area, revealing close to 4 times more than the mirror alone.
- ACE Body: ACE stands for Advanced Compatibility Engineering, and it helps you and your passengers remain safe. In the event of a collision, the body will crumple intelligently to direct impact energy away from occupants.
The 2016 Honda CR-V Tops the 2016 Subaru Forester
The 2016 Honda CR-V is one of the most popular crossover models in the world, and it isn’t hard to see why. If you’d like to take it for a test drive near Malin and Keno, just come to Klamath Falls Honda today.
* 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.