Subaru Forester Vs. The Competition

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Compelling Crossover SUVs - Discover How the New Subaru Forester Holds an Edge On the Competition

Before you buy a brand-new crossover SUV model in the greater Boston area, it goes without saying that you need to do your homework and research tons of competing models. As this segment of the marketplace continues to rise in popularity year after year, we aren't surprised at all that so many of our customers in Natick, Boston, Norwood, Belmont and beyond are intrigued by the latest Subaru Forester model.

When compared side-by-side with its direct rivals, many drivers soon notice that the Forester truly is a jack-of-all-spades and is incredibly well-rounded. Please keep reading so you can discover for yourself exactly why the new Subaru Forester is the better choice when considering the new Toyota Highlander as well as the new Honda CR-V! 

Even in the face of mainstream models from Toyota and Honda, the Subaru Forester proves itself very well.

2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Toyota Highlander

  • Pricing seems like an appropriate starting point, as this is very important to all shoppers. Well, MSRP begins at a very affordable $22,795 for the 2018 Subaru Forester. In stark contrast, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is dramatically more experience, with an MSRP beginning at a far steeper $31,030.
  • In true Subaru fashion, the new Forester comes equipped with their proven Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System even at the base trim level for no extra cost. Even with that expensive price tag, the new Highlander SUV model does come with AWD, so you'll have to spend even more of your hard-earned savings.
  • If you value and prioritize fuel economy, then the choice becomes even clearer for you. The new Subaru Forester boasts an exceptional EPA-estimated rating of 26/32 city/hwy mpg! Way on the other end of the spectrum, the EPA estimated that the Toyota Highlander gets a less attractive rating of 21/27 city/hwy mpg.
  • The Forester also comes equipped with both the highly-praised Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto systems as standard equipment, so you can always enjoy an effortless connection with your smartphone. Toyota's available Entune™ system is considered far less user-friendly by many critics, and this costs extra as well.

2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

  • Prices are much closer for the new Forester and the CR-V than they are for the Highlander, but Subaru still holds the edge yet again. In fact, it holds an edge by nearly $1,500! What will you do with those savings?
  • Surely you and your loved ones onboard will appreciate more interior roominess when you drive around Boston, Natick, Norwood and Belmont, MA. If you choose the Subaru Forester instead of the new Honda CR-V model, you'll enjoy more headroom, more legroom, and more overall passenger volume. Sit back, relax, and get comfortable inside the new Forester.
  • Those that like to adventure off-of the beaten path and drive onto rugged terrain for an exciting adventure will certainly be drawn to the Forester. Like the Highlander, the Honda CR-V fails to offer AWD as standard equipment, while Subaru always equips their Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System. The Subaru Forester has better ground-clearance too, so you'll be able to go way further off-road with this adventurous model.
  • Lastly, if you like more power under the hood, then the Honda CR-V will likely disappoint you. With its available turbocharged engine, the Subaru Forester has an impressive 250 horsepower ready to be unleashed with the push of the gas pedal. Even with its available turbocharged engine, the new Honda CR-V hits a ceiling at only 190 horsepower.
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