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Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,335

Honda CR-V Touring   
Difference: $1,332

Lowest Total Invoice: $31,340

Honda CR-V Touring   
Difference: $773

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelCR-VForesterForester
TrimTouring2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $32,395 $31,295 $34,295
Base Invoice $30,400 $29,243 $32,028
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   199 199
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,595 1,595
Universal garage door opener   76 76
Cargo cover   182 182
Remote start   445 445
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   129 129
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,366 1,366
Universal garage door opener   49 49
Cargo cover   118 118
Remote start   333 333
Options (change) 0 2,497 2,497
Options (change) 0 1,995 1,995
Destination 940 875 875
Total Price $33,335 $34,667 $37,667
Total Invoice $31,340 $32,113 $34,898

The configured Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

Even when the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Honda CR-V Touring trim is $32,395. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $33,335.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $31,295. The features would cost an additional $2,497. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,667.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $2,497. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,667.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda CR-V trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Honda CR-V 4dr SUV

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

Even when the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Honda CR-V Touring trim is $30,400. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $31,340.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $29,243. The features would cost an additional $1,995. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,113.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $1,995. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,898.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda CR-V trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,393
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,751
Model Year201720172017
ModelCR-VForesterForester
TrimTouring2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine190hp I4170hp H4250hp H4
TransmissionCVTCVTCVT-8
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)330, 9440, 8440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18225/55-18225/55-18
Total Price$33,335$34,667$37,667
Adjustments for Features0-2,725-3,025
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,335$31,942$34,642
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,700
Total Invoice$31,340$32,113$34,898
Adjustments for Features0-2,524-2,803
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$31,340$29,589$32,095
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,506

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Features Comparison: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year201720172017
ModelCR-VForesterForester
TrimTouring2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000$1000 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
FWD$0  
AWD $1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0  
Adaptive cruise control $750$750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000  
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100  
Heated steering wheel $100$100
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25
PIN Code Access $10$10
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25  
Backup collision intervention $250$250
Driver drowsiness monitor$150  
Hill descent control $250$250
Knee airbag, driver $100$100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200$200
Lane keeping assist system$400  
Lane sway warning system $25$25
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100
Vehicle health reports $0$0
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray $40$40
Console with shifter $150$150
Console without shifter$150  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0  
Apple CarPlay support$0  
Aux input $50$50
CD player $125$125
MP3-compatible player $50$50
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Rear air vents$100  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Traffic information$25  
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Wiper de-icer $25$25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0  
Sunroof$900  
Sunroof, large $1100$1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Conversation mirror$25  
Steering-linked headlights $150$150
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100  
Power release, second row seats $100$100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Terrain selector $200$200
Total Value of Features$4,475$7,200$7,500
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,725$3,025
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,524-2,803

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Specifications Comparison: Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20172017
ModelCR-VForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase104.7 in103.9 in
Length180.6 in180.9 in
Width73.0 in70.7 in
Height66.1 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,308 lb.3,297 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.0 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.0 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.9 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.1 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.3 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.2 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.6 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room49.5 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom40.4 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
39.2 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
75.8 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Backup collision intervention250No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested235079%
Total Not Requested62521%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Backup collision intervention250No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested235076%
Total Not Requested72524%

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