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SUVs are a versatile choice for your travels in the San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, Texas, areas. With plenty of cargo and room to seat up to five as well as a strong performance and advanced technologies, the Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester top the charts. How do you know which one is right for you? The team at Northside Honda is here to help.

In our comparison of the 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester, you’ll learn about their performance, interior space, and infotainment features. Which one will live up to your high standards of excellence? Let’s dive in and find out.

2020 Honda CR-V Engine Power

2020 CR-V vs 2020 Forester: Performance

Performance means a lot in an SUV. After all, what’s under the hood needs to keep up with your busy lifestyle. Luckily enough, both of these SUVs deliver.

The Honda CR-V is powered by a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine with a turbocharger. With its 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque, it’s easy to rule the roadways. Plus, this engine is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that gives you enhanced control and an athletic Sport Mode.

The Forester offers a similar 2.5L 4-cylinder engine under its hood. However, even with one more liter, it still lacks the power the CR-V presents with only 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. It also comes paired with a CVT, but its X-MODE® is only available on the higher trim levels.

2020 Honda CR-V Cargo Space

Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester: Cargo Room

Another difference you’ll find in our competitors is in cargo space. While both SUVS provide accommodating and adjustable cargo areas, there are several noteworthy differences.

The 2020 CR-V offers two rows of seats and 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with both rows upright. However, for more room in the rear, all you need to do is utilize the easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seat. When you do this, you’ll have nearly double the cargo space—75.8 cubic feet, to be exact.

To make matters even better, loading and unloading the back of the CR-V is extremely easy. With the available hands-free power tailgate, you can wave your foot under the rear bumper to easily open up the tailgate.

The Forester also offers two rows of seats but has a smaller cargo area, coming in at a total of 31.1 cubic feet on the standard trim. However, if you opt for any of the higher trims, it shrinks to 28.9 cubic feet. Additionally, while a power gate is available for the Forester, it doesn’t offer foot-activated access.

2020 Honda CR-V Technology

CR-V vs Forester: Multimedia

Both the Honda and Subaru SUVs keep you connected and entertained with their lineup of interior technologies.

In the Honda CR-V, you’ll have an available 7-inch touchscreen with Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation™ on the top-tier trim. On the standard CR-V, though, you’ll have Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Bluetooth Streaming Audio. However, it doesn’t end there. Other entertainment features available with the CR-V include HondaLink®, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and SiriusXM® Radio.

The Subaru Forester also offers similar features. With its 6.2-inch multimedia screen, you’ll get smartphone integration and Bluetooth® as well. However, some of the advanced features found in the CR-V aren’t available for the Forester.

2020 Honda CR-V vs Subaru Forester: Verdict

It’s clear that both SUVs are fairly impressive. However, we think you’ll love the ample cargo space, energetic power, and technology features found in the 2020 CR-V. Still, don’t take our word for it!

Drivers in the San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX, areas are welcome to schedule a test drive with Northside Honda today!

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