2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Forester: Head to Head

2019 Honda CR-V (Top) / 2019 Subaru Forester
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Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V: Which Compact SUV is Right for You?

The compact SUV segment is one of the most competitive in the auto business, with several excellent SUVs and crossovers vying for your attention. Two of the top contenders are the 2019 Honda CR-V and the 2019 Subaru Forester

Subaru fully redesigned the Forester for 2019, giving the practical crossover a sleeker look, new trim levels, and a host of standard advanced safety and driver assistance features. In our ranking of compact SUVs, the Forester holds a spot just below the segment leaders. The Forester won our 2019 Best Compact SUV for Families award

The 2019 Honda CR-V is one of our top-ranked compact SUVs. It is also the winner of our 2019 Best Compact SUV for the Money award. Strong sales make the CR-V Honda's top-selling vehicle, and in 2018 it was one of the top-selling SUVs in the marketplace. Honda CR-V sales easily outpaced Forester sales in 2018. 

On the following pages, we’ll use the factors shoppers tell us are critical to their car shopping decisions to help you choose which of these excellent SUVs to buy or lease. Please note that our scores may differ from those you see on the individual review pages because they are frequently updated as we receive new information.

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