How does the 2016 Subaru Forester Compare to the Honda CR-V in Carlsbad, CA?

Here at Bob Baker Subaru, we know that you have a wealth of options when shopping for a safe and reliable crossover SUV. But, we also know that the 2016 Subaru Forester belongs at the top of your shopping list!

Year after year, the Subaru Forester continues to outclass competitors like the Honda CR-V in every category that's important to crossover drivers like you! The Forester offers impeccable safety ratings, all-terrain capability and a tech-focused interior cabin.

The Forester also happens to be among the most reliable vehicles on the road today. In fact, the Subaru Forester is the "Longest-lasting Compact SUV," according to IIHS/Polk Automotive.

Of course, the 2016 Subaru Forester is also ready for adventure with standard all-wheel drive that allows you to tackle the toughest terrain throughout Escondido, Encinitas, San Marcos, Oceanside and Carlsbad, CA. Like most of the Forester's competitors, the 2016 CR-V doesn't come equipped with all-wheel drive.

You'll simply love every moment spent behind the wheel of your 2016 Forester. The crossover features a family focused interior that provides ample room for five passengers and cargo items like bicycles, camping gear and luggage. The Forester is also home to many of the latest tech features to assure your safety, comfort and convenience!

It's for these reasons and many more that the Subaru Forester was named a Consumer Reports' Top Pick in 2015. Take a look below to see how the Subaru Forester compares to the Honda CR-V in terms of price, safety, performance and high-tech features...



  • The 2016 Forester has a starting price of $22, 395
  • The CR-V's starting price is considerably higher at $23, 745.

  • Safety Ratings

  • Forester is offered with groundbreaking EyeSight Driver Assistance Technology that includes lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control.
  • Both the CR-V and Forester earned an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating and "Superior" rating in front crash prevention for 2016.

  • Power and Performance

  • The 2016 Forester is equipped with Subaru's Symmetrical all-wheel drive system.
  • The front-wheel drive CR-V asks drivers to upgrade to all-wheel drive in higher trim levels.
  • Available in the 2.5i trim level, the Forester is  offered with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower.
  • The CR-V's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine creates just 180 horsepower with no other engines available.

  • Comfort and Convenience

  • The 2016 Forester provides 103.3 cubic feet of passenger volume and 74.7 cu. ft. of cargo volume.
  • In comparison, the CR-V provides only 101.5 cu. ft. of passenger volume and 70.9 cu. ft. of cargo volume.

  • High-Tech Features

  • The 2016 Forester comes standard with the StarLink infotainment system that includes a touchscreen display and smart phone integration.
  • Drivers must upgrade to a comparable option in the CR-V.
  • Forester's base model is offered with an alarm system, fog lamps, remote engine starters, luggage rack and interior cargo shade. None of these options are available in the CR-V's base model.
  • Now, you can discover the joys of driving a 2016 Forester when you stop by Bob Baker Subaru at our showroom in Carlsbad, CA to get going on a test drive today!

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