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I am getting older and need to get rid of my 2011 hardtop BMW convertible. Since I am looking for safety features, would you purchase a Honda CRV or a Subaru Limited? Thanks

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Looking at compact SUV's
Looking for safety features.
Honda and Subaru both have good safety features.
I liked the way the Subaru handled, however, the Honda has a turbocharged engine.

Need minimum of 4 seats

Will consider both new and used cars
Maximum mileage: 20000
Maximum age: 1 years

Maximum price: US $ 29000

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Response from NormT

9:01 pm August 13, 2017

At $29-35K with up to 15,000 miles the well equipped CUV is the 2016 Buick Envision Premium ll with Driver Confidence package. This is the car we recently picked up really enjoy the quiet and smooth ride. The Buick will have a longer warranty than those you listed and also features not available on those listed like vented swats, heads up display, and swiveling headlights. And the best AWD system Avila blessed at this price.

Buick Envision:

    • Ten standard air bags, including side-curtain and knee air bags
    • Safety Alert Seat is standard on Premium trims
    • Driver Confidence Package is available on Premium II and includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Surround Vision and Front Automatic Braking
    • Forward Collision Alert and Following Distance Indicator are standard on Premium trims
    • Land Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning is standard on Premium trims
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert is standard on Premium trims
    • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert is standard on Essence and Premium trims
    • Standard rear-vision camera with Rear Park Assist
  • Standard safety-belt pretensioners and load-limiters

Cargurus has about 15 vehicles for sale currently.


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Response from LectroFuel

1:39 am August 14, 2017

The Buick Envision doesn't have automatic braking. It has crash warnings, which the driver is often too late to notice. Having automatic braking is better and could be the difference between life and death. The Subaru and Honda have automatic braking.

I'm assuming you are talking about the Subaru Forester Limited? I would take the CR-V over the Forester. Comparing them...

2017 Honda CR-V EX-L


-Faster 0-60 MPH
-Much nicer interior
-I like the infotainment system more than the Forester because the CR-V has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
-The ride is more planted and solid, though not harsh
-Quieter cabin
-Comfortable leather seats give a great driving position
-More convenience and luxury features
-Best-in-class MPGs
-Handles better than most small CUVs
-Great value
-Easy to get advanced safety features for cheap on EX and above
-The great turbo engine pared with a better than average CVT
-Very well-rounded CUV
-Large cargo room and spacious interior
-Has more character than the Forester

-The ride might be too firm or sporty for some. It's not horrible, but if you are looking for a floaty soft ride, this isn't it
-More people dislike the infotainment system than like it
-AWD adds $1,000

2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

-Great if you are an elderly person because of easy access and great visbility.
-Great AWD system that is standard
-Seats give a good driving position
-Well-rounded CUV
-Spacious cabin

-CVT is not a great transmission
-Slower 0-60
-Cheaper basic feeling interior
-Engine isn't the most refined, not as good as the Honda turbo
-Lots of road noise
-Ride isn't the best, but it's OK
-Safety features are not standard on the Limited, it's an option package that puts you over budget.
-Less features than the CR-V EX-L
-Less up to date infotainment system without Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
-It's a boring car


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Response from Member3173

8:56 am August 14, 2017

Really hard to beat a CRV. Drive and change the oil! We have 130 000 kms on a 2014 and just recently replaced rear brake pads and rotors (front were fine almost 100 % highway miles).
No oil added between oil changes and if you follow the service minder oil changes are infrequent (depending on driving type).

Downside: Very high resale value makes a used one questionable value.


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Response from NormT

11:33 am August 14, 2017

Safety features The Envision offers 360 degrees of available passive and active safety technology, including 10 standard air bags, available Automatic Park Assist, available Surround Vision camera system and Buick's first use of Lane Keep Assist, which is standard. Automatic Park Assist measures a suitable parallel or perpendicular parking spot and steers the vehicle into it, while Lane Keep Assist helps the driver keep the vehicle in the lane with an automatic steering adjustment when an inadvertent lane departure is detected. A rearview camera is standard, while the available Surround Vision provides an overhead view of the Envision that enhances the driver's vision at low speeds, such as parking and reversing. Additional 2016 model year standard and available safety features include:

  • Standard side-curtain and knee air bags
  • Standard Safety Alert Seat, which pulses to alert the driver about a possible crash
  • Standard Front Park Assist, Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Standard Following Distance Indicator
  • Standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control
  • Standard four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake force distribution
  • Standard cornering brake control and brake assist
  • Available Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Available Collision Mitigation Braking.
The Buick has a better warranty than all of the above: Basic warranty:48 months/50,000milesCorrosion perforation warranty:72 months/100,000milesMaintenance warranty:24 months/24,000milesPowertrain warranty:72 months/70,000milesRoadside assistance coverage:72 months/70,000miles64% and .00165

The CR-V is a worse deal than a Chevy Equinox, new or 3-years down the road.

Edmunds has CR-V at 64 % residual on 12/36,000 lease and the Equinox is 59%. But comparing, on cars.com, brand new the Equinox is $1,500 less expensive for the entry model with AWD along with $1,000 GM Cash vs the CR-V at $22,000. The Chevy loses $5,000 for the duration while the Honda loses $7,000. If you currently own a GM vehicle there is another $1,000, making it $3,000 less expensive to own the Chevy.Not to mention the first two oil changes are included along with inspection on the Chevy. The Subaru is not much different.


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