Subaru Forester vs Honda CRV Toyota RAV4


Compact Crossover Showdown: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 vs. Honda CR-V


If you're looking to join the crossover-craze, you have probably noticed that you have a tough decision in front of you as there are a variety of desirable options to choose from. Here at Courtesy Subaru of Chico, we know how difficult the decision may be. This is especially true because customers in the market for a compact crossover have similar driving needs and every crossover on the market tends to tout the same thing: style, ample cargo space and high-tech amenities.

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To help make the decision a little easier, we're measuring the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V against the hard to beat Subaru Forester. First let's discuss price. While each base model is priced under $25,000, the Subaru Forester still proves to be the most affordable with a sticker price of $22,595. The Toyota RAV4 proves to be the most expensive out of all three with a starting price of $24,350.


Inside, the Subaru Forester boasts more front and rear headroom, legroom and shoulder room than the competition. It also offers 108.3 cubic-feet of passenger volume, while the Honda CR-V only offers 104.1 cubic-feet, and the Toyota RAV4 comes in last with 101.9 cubic-feet. As for in-car technology, the Subaru Forester is also the only crossover out of the three to offer infotainment technology as standard. In fact, it equips the SUBARU STARLINK™ in-car technology, complete with app connectivity, safety features and more. If you want that kind of technology in either the RAV4 or CR-V, you'll have to pay a little extra for an upgrade.

As far as efficiency is concerned, all three crossover vehicles boasts similar combined fuel-economy ratings. The same rings true for warranty and safety. In fact, all three come equipped with four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard; however, the Subaru Forester is the only crossover to offer all-wheel drive as standard.


The Subaru Forester not only proves to be a more affordable option, it also offers more high-tech features as standard. If you're a driver in Redding, Sacramento, Yuba City and beyond, and you're ready to get behind the wheel of the Subaru Forester, stop by our showroom and we will be happy to show you the benefits of driving a Forester in person.


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