CAR COMPARISON: 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Cherryl Anne Cruz

Thinking of buying a crossover? Perhaps you might want to put the 2019 Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester on your top choices. Both SUVs are good choices, although the newest Honda CR-V has a slight edge when it comes to safety features. Not only is its safety features list massive, it now uses a hot-stamp ultra-high-strength steel that makes its structure stronger–and more crash-resistant.  Meanwhile, the Subaru Forester is great for short drivers or for anyone else who needs excellent visibility, since it offers slim pillars by today’s standards, wide windows, and minimal blind spots compared with most new, compact SUVs today.

Still, it’s not enough for us to give generalities when it comes to what makes them excellent, reliable crossover choices. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of their features so you can see for yourself.

Specs Honda CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD Subaru Forester 2.0i-L CVT
LWH (mm) 4571 x 1855 x 1667 4,625 x 1815, 1730
Engine Earth Dreams Technology DOHC i-DTEC Turbo 4-cylinder, 16-valve Horizontally opposed, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, petrol
Displacement (cc) 1598 1,995
Curb Weight (kg) 1732
Max Output (hp/rpm) 118/4000 156 hp / 6,000
Max Torque (Nm/rpm) 300/2000 196 / 4,000
Transmission 9-Speed Automatic with Electronic Gear Selector Lineartronic CVT
Suspension MacPherson Strut / Multi-link NA
Brakes Front/Rear Ventilated Disc / Disc Standard 4-wheel disc braking system
Wheelbase (mm) 2660 2,670 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 208 220 mm
Fuel Diesel Gasoline
Seating Capacity 7 5
Cargo Capacity (L) 150 NA
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 57 63
Wheels 18-inch 17-inch
Airbags Driver and Front Passenger, Side, Side Curtain Driver's, Front Passenger, Side, Curtain, Knee,
Reverse Camera Yes, with Dynamic Guidelines NA
Sunroof Panoramic No
Headlights Full LED Yes
Foglights With With
Taillights With With
Price PHP 2,125,000 ₱ 1,598,000


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