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2022 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

2022 Honda CR-V vs. 2022 Subaru Forester
2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD with CVT


2022 Subaru Forester
$26,400 MSRP*

Starting Price

$25,195 MSRP

Trim Levels

1.5L turbo


28 mpg city / 34 mpg highway**

Fuel Economy

26 mpg city / 34 mpg highway
75.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space

74.2 cubic feet
105.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

111.6 cubic feet

If you’re looking to sport a new compact SUV on Brookfield or Westport roads, you may have narrowed your search to top options like the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester. While both offer their own distinct features and capabilities, only one offers a better overall balance of power, efficiency, and cabin comfort and versatility to deliver everything you need behind the wheel of your next SUV. Learn more about the new 2022 Forester vs. CR-V from the experts at Honda of Danbury and then shop our inventory for your next ride!



Forester vs. CR-V: Price and Trims

When you compare the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester in terms of starting price, you’ll find that the CR-V LX 2WD with CVT starts at $26,400 MSRP*, while the base trim of the Forester lineup has a $25,195 MSRP. Despite the slightly higher starting price, you’ll automatically have access to more enhanced cabin features and stronger performance specs. Plus, even though there are five standard CR-V trims compared to the six available Forester trims, you’ll also have your choice of several CR-V hybrid models for added efficiency on Greenwich and Bethel roads and beyond.

Forester vs. CR-V: Performance and Fuel Economy

Speaking of performance, your next SUV should enable you to get around Bridgewater or New Fairfield easier than ever with fewer stops along the way. Once again, you may be drawn to the slightly larger base engine of the Forester over the CR-V, however, the Honda SUV tops its competitor in terms of mpg ratings, horsepower and more. See below for the specs of the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester:

2022 Honda CR-V LX 2WD

  • 1.5L turbo engine
  • CVT
  • 28 mpg city / 34 mpg highway**
  • 190 hp
  • 179 lb-ft of torque

2022 Subaru Forester

  • 2.5L DOHC engine
  • Lineartronic® CVT
  • 26 mpg city / 34 mpg highway
  • 182 hp
  • 176 lb-ft of torque

Forester vs. CR-V: Interior Dimensions

Another important aspect of your SUV is the cabin and that’s why you’ll want to see which is more versatile between the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester. Even though the Forester offers a few extra inches of passenger room, the CR-V makes your drives around New Milford and Newtown more convenient than ever thanks to more storage space. Here’s a closer look at the dimensions of the 2022 Forester vs. CR-V broken down belo

2022 Honda CR-V

  • 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space (rear seat up)
  • 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space (rear seat down)
  • 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space

2022 Subaru Forester

  • 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space (rear seat up)
  • 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space (rear seat down)
  • 111.6 cubic feet of passenger space

Find a New Honda CR-V for Sale from Honda of Danbury

After you’ve had the chance to compare the 2022 Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester, are you ready to experience the difference on New Fairfield and Watertown roads with your very own Honda SUV? Lease or finance a new Honda CR-V for sale from Honda of Danbury when you shop our rotating inventory of new vehicle specials or national offers and incentives. Explore more helpful Honda vehicle comparisons such as the Honda Pilot vs. Nissan Pathfinder comparison, learn about the Honda CR-V interior, as well apply for financing online right from your North Salem home to get started. Contact us today for more information on the 2022 Forester vs. CR-V and to schedule your test drive near Southbury and Roxbury!


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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,225 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for premium colors.
**28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. 40 city/35 highway/38 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.
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