Compare the Subaru Forester to its Competition in Indiana, PA

Comparing the
2018 Subaru Forester
to Popular Competition

Our team at Delaney Subaru wants to make sure that you are getting into the vehicle that can meet all of the needs of your life. When you are looking for an SUV, you might be wondering what makes them all different from each other. While they all advertise roughly the same things, when you look at them in a head-to-head scenario, it becomes clear which are better for your life. The 2018 Subaru Forester offers a lot that the competition doesn't; even top competitors like the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V fall short in many areas.

The 2018 Subaru Forester Versus the 2018 Toyota RAV4

As two prominent vehicles in their class, you might think that they have a lot in common, but the differences are more evident once you pit them against each other.

Price: When you are looking for the most affordable vehicle, the Subaru Forester has a starting price that will be easier on your wallet than the RAV4 would be.

Engine Options: The Forester offers two available engines - the 2.5-liter engine that makes 170 horsepower, and the 2-liter turbocharged engine that makes 250 horsepower, but the RAV4 only offers one engine, a 2.5-liter that makes 176 horsepower. The variety offered by the Forester allows you to choose which is better for your life rather than being stuck with what the manufacturer thinks you should have.

Safety: Many of the most advanced safety features - including Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane Keep Assist - are available on both models, but the Forester comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to help you stay in control when the weather turns bad, or when taking sharp turns or steep curvy roads. The RAV4 only has all-wheel drive when you upgrade to some of the higher trim levels, giving the Forester the edge in this category.

Adventuring Capabilities: While the RAV4 has an "Adventure" trim, it has less ground clearance than the Forester does, making it less suitable to take off-roading or on some of the roads in a campground.

Efficiency: While the measurements are close, the Forester gets slightly better fuel efficiency, allowing you to go further without needing to fill up.

The 2018 Subaru Forester Versus the 2018 Honda CR-V

After seeing how the Forester beat the RAV4 in many categories, you might be curious about another one of the most popular vehicles like the Honda CR-V, but the Forester continues to offer more.

Price: The Forester is still set at a more competitive starting price than its competitor, making it more widely available to customers.

Performance: While the CR-V does better than the RAV4 by including two engine options, its turbocharged engine only puts out 190 horsepower, still 60 horsepower less than the turbocharged Forester engine. If you are going to pay for an upgrade like that, we want to make sure you'll be getting the most excitement out of it.

Safety: Both vehicles are remarkable when it comes to safety, including the top features to keep you comfortable while you are behind the wheel, but the CR-V only has all-wheel drive as an option. When you want the best control in rain, snow, ice, or gravel, standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on the Forester is a better choice.

Efficiency: The Forester and CR-V have the same mileage ratings, but the Forester has a larger tank, allowing you to go further between stops, so that you can make the best time on your trip.

Reliability: You can depend on your Forester in more situations thanks to the standard all-wheel drive, more ground clearance, and more impressive standard features that it offers. When you are in the driver's seat of the Forester, you will feel confident that you can tackle any condition thrown at you.

It's Easy to See Why You Should Choose the 2018 Subaru Forester

We look forward to showing you all of the benefits that the Subaru Forester can provide you, all you need to do is visit our dealership for a test drive!

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