2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Head to Head

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2017 Honda CR-V vs. 2017 Subaru Forester: Which Compact SUV Is Better?

Shopping for an SUV doesn’t have to be difficult if you have the right tools. U.S. News equips you with research and reviews to help narrow the crowded field. 

Buyers want an SUV that handles well in town and off-road, can haul cargo, but still has interior touches and tech for a comfortable, modern ride. The 2017 Honda CR-V is ranked No. 1 in our compact SUV rankings and the 2017 Subaru Forester is ranked No. 6. How do these SUVs from two notable brands compare head to head? Let’s find out.