Compare the New Subaru Forester to the Competition

If you're a driver in the Somersworth, NH area, there's a good chance you expect to drive year-round. While the warm summer months are easy to enjoy with your windows down and music pumping, you should ensure that you have a vehicle that can handle when the weather turns cold and snow starts to fall - that's where the Subaru Forester can help!

The Subaru lineup is legendary for its off-road capability and family accommodations, giving you the perfect blend of performance, comfort, and convenience for your Dover commute. With the Subaru Forester, you get an SUV made for adventure or family vacations - all you need to do is get behind the wheel and go! However, the Subaru Forester isn't only in its segment. Options like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Jeep Cherokee can certainly get you around town, but they won't offer the full experience you get with the new Subaru Forester. Explore the comparisons below and see how the new Forester comes out on top!

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

  • The Subaru Forester comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing impressive traction control and handling the most adverse road conditions. While the RAV4 offers all-wheel drive, you'll need to pay extra to equip it on your Toyota SUV.
  • While the RAV4 might be a bit more efficient, the Forester can go further on one tank of gas. The Forester's capacity is 16.6 gallons - the RAV4 limits you with only a 14.5-gallon capacity tank.
  • The roomy Subaru Forester offers plenty of room for you and your passengers, providing up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. The RAV4 feels more cramped, failing to crack 100 cubic feet. Go with the Forester if you want to provide a fun and spacious weekend getaway near Rochester for everyone!
  • Looking to pack up the cargo area and go? The Subaru Forester makes that easy, thanks to a maximum cargo capacity of up to 76.1 cubic feet. The RAV4's cargo capacity is only 69.4 cubic feet, meaning you might need to leave more behind.
  • With features like LED Steering Responsive Headlights and genuine leather upholstery, the Forester is equipped for every lifestyle. You won't get the RAV4 as well-equipped for your next getaway.

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

  • Once again, the Forester wouldn't be a Subaru SUV without standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing you with surefooted control over your vehicle through slick, snowy conditions around Berwick, ME. The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive, but you'll need to pay close to $1,500 on top of the base model's price to have the system equipped.
  • If you're looking to take on obstacles on your off-road journeys, the Subaru Forester provides up to 8.7-inches of ground clearance. The rough, uneven ground won't be a problem when you're at the wheel of the new Forester! With the Honda CR-V, you won't have as much capability - the lineup only offers 7.8-inches of ground clearance.
  • The Subaru Forester offers more passenger space than its Honda rival. Inside the Subaru SUV, you'll enjoy 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the Honda SUV only gives you 105.9 cubic feet.
  • Staying connected with the new Subaru Forester is easy, thanks to the STARLINK® Multimedia Infotainment system. All models come standard with a touchscreen and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ smartphone integration for smooth, seamless access to your music and apps. The Honda CR-V can offer the same connectivity, but you won't find it standard on the base model.

Subaru Forester vs. Jeep Cherokee

  • While the Jeep lineup is known for its impressive off-road capability, the Cherokee still isn't offered standard with four-wheel drive - you'll need to dish out additional cash to have the system equipped on some models. You won't have the same problem in the Subaru Forester lineup, which comes equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.
  • While the Subaru Forester and Jeep Cherokee base models both come with some form of AWD, you can expect the Forester to go longer in between trips to the gas pump. The new Subaru SUV offers a fuel economy rating of 26/33 mpg city/highway. The Jeep Cherokee is less efficient, only offering 19/27 mpg city/highway.
  • Looking for your next adventure away from home? We recommend choosing the Subaru Forester for all of your cargo capacity needs! The lineup offers a maximum of 76.1 cubic feet of storage space, which is 20 cubic feet more than what's available in the Jeep Cherokee.
  • While the Cherokee offers standard touchscreen capability with smartphone integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot subscription, and much more, it comes with a hefty price tag that starts at $6,000 more than the base Subaru Forester model. However, the Forester also includes many of the same features, providing you with a great deal without requiring you to empty your bank account nearly as much!

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