2016 Honda CR-V vs the 2016 Subaru Forester

2016 Honda CRV Black

Honda CR-V

2016 Subaru Forester Tan

Subaru Forester

Boasting a spacious, elegant interior that Glenrock area drivers deserve, the 2016 Honda CR-V features a rugged, dynamic, and exciting ride that is perfect for the greater Casper area. With its balance of performance, space, interior comforts, and exterior style, the Honda CR-V has something to offer everyone. Explore this side-by-side comparison with the 2016 Subaru Forester, and then come into Honda of Casper to try out the 2016 Honda CR-V yourself.


The 2016 Honda CR-V delivers an impressive 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque with its 16-valve 4-cylinder DOHC engine with i-VTEC. Further, its Real Time all-wheel drive with Intelligent Control System allows it to tackle any kind of terrain with incredible energy and dynamism. A unit-body construction makes it sturdy and stable, and a reactive link double wishbone rear suspension allows it to respond quickly and intuitively when you turn the wheel. And with a tight 103.1-inch wheelbase, the CR-V features an incredibly tight turning radius, allowing it handle with incredible precision.

The 2016 Subaru Forester features comparable versatility because of its Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel drive, but it lacks the power of the Honda CR-V. the Forester sports a 2.5L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER engine, which comes up short with 170 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The Forester similarly features a wheelbase that is an inch longer than that of the Honda CR-V. Consequently, the Forester concedes the advantage in handling to the Honda CR-V, which is further reflected in the Forester’s more rigid and less adaptable four-wheel independent suspension.


Although performance is important, it doesn’t entirely define what makes a vehicle great. So, let’s take a look at what features the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Subaru Forester provide to Worland area drivers. Again, the Honda CR-V demonstrates a greater commitment to an all-around excellent driver experience.

2016 Honda CR-V

  • Leather trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • 7-speaker audio system
  • 7-inch electrostatic touchscreen
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
  • HondaLink next generation

2016 Subaru Forester

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 4-speaker audio system
  • 6.2-inch multimedia display

Choosing the Winner: The Honda CR-V

The 2016 Subaru Forester comes up short of the Honda CR-V in every key category. The 2016 Honda CR-V holds the advantage in power, in performance, and also in fuel economy — getting 33 mpg highway* to the Forester’s 32 mpg highway. The CR-V also offers a wider selection and higher-quality assortment of interior features. For these reasons, the Honda CR-V decidedly beats out the 2016 Subaru Forester.

Learn More About the 2016 Honda CR-V by Visiting Honda of Casper

Area you a Lander or Douglas area driver looking to learn more about the 2016 Honda CR-V or how it compares to the 2016 Subaru Forester? Contact us online or call us at 307-577-9333 to schedule an appointment with Honda of Casper. We’ll see you soon at 3801 CY Avenue in Casper, WY for a test drive!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.