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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

Maximum EPA-Estimated
MPG (City/Highway)


Speed Sensitive Volume Compensation

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Wireless Phone Charger

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75.8 Cubic Feet

12-Way Power Driver’s Seat
w/ 4-Way Lumbar Support

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Compact crossovers need to provide engaging power and performance while still offering spacious dimensions and top of the line technology. To see how two of the industry’s top models compare, we’ve matched 2021 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester on:

  • Pricing Options
  • Power and MPG
  • Interior Features

CR-V vs. Forester: Pricing Options

Take a look at trim levels and you’ll find the 2021 Honda CR-V starts a little higher as standard but appreciably lower when you climb to the highest configurations.

2021 Honda CR-V trim levels range between:

  • 2021 Honda CR-V LX FWD: Priced at $25,350 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda CR-V Touring FWD: Priced at $33,650 MSRP*

2021 Subaru Forester trim levels range between:

  • 2021 Subaru Forester Standard: Priced at $24,795 MSRP
  • 2021 Subaru Forester Touring: Priced at $34,895 MSRP

CR-V vs. Forester: Power and MPG

The Subaru Forester has a reputation for strong performance, and yet Honda CR-V provides more power while offering higher efficiency scores.

  • Honda CR-V Engine: Makes up to 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque.
  • Subaru Forester Engine: Makes up to 182 hp and 176 lb-ft of torque.
  • Honda CR-V MPG: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with the LX CVT**
  • Subaru Forester MPG: Makes up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway as standard.

CR-V vs. Forester: Interior Features

There’s space to spare in both the 2021 Honda CR-V and the 2021 Subaru Forester, but the Honda still provides several features you won’t find available with the Subaru at any price, including:

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

Whether you want pitch-perfect support or a convenient way to keep your compatible smartphone at full charge throughout the day, Honda CR-V interior features can help make it happen.

Find the New Honda CR-V by Visiting the Ocean Honda of San Juan Capistrano, CA Showroom Today

Our team can help with everything from finding the right price for your trade-in to putting you behind the wheel of the right Honda CR-V configuration to meet your needs. Simply contact us today to find out more.


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

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