The Subaur Forester Vs. The Competition

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See Why the New 2017 Subaru Forester is Your Best Fit for a Crossover here in North Reading, MA

Why do drivers choose the flagship crossover from our North Reading, MA Subaru dealership serving Boston, Belmont, Lawrence and Medford over other brands' offerings? Well come on over to test drive the new 2017 Subaru Forester and you'll quickly understand why this is the best crossover for New England drivers. Like all our new Subaru models, the Forester is equipped with standard AWD, a great option for those on the road during the winter months.


Here, we're comparing the new Forester with the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Toyota RAV4, two other popular crossovers you'll see all over. All vehicles are compared at their base levels, so keep in mind that advancing to higher trim levels will adjust pricing and what comes standard inside.


2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Honda CR-V Comparison in North Reading

  • For starters, the Forester comes standard with the Subaru Symmetrical AWD system, while AWD is an added option for the CR-V, costing you more.
  • Even before the AWD capabilities are sorted out, the Forester comes in at a lower starting price compared with what the CR-V will cost.
  • Family driving has never been more comfortable, as the new Forester affords considerably more seating space in terms of leg room up front and head and shoulder room throughout, when comparing to the CR-V.

2017 Subaru Forester vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 Comparison in North Reading

  • Once again, the standard AWD on the Forester is an additional option that costs more for the RAV4.
  • With that in mind, the lower starting price for the Forester when compared to the RAV4 gives you more budgetary wiggle room to advance trim levels and add more features.
  • The Forester proves to be the more efficient model, even when compared to the 2WD version of the RAV4. Moving up to an AWD RAV4 will lower the mpgs in that model, while the Forester is a crossover that's efficient enough for daily commuting.