Compare the Subaru Forester to the Competition in Chicago, IL

Getting behind the wheel of the perfect SUV for your lifestyle can be challenging, especially with plenty of excellent options around built for chilly Chicago winters. Here at Berman Subaru of Chicago, we want to help make things a little easier for you. With our selection of superb Subaru options, including the family-ready Subaru Forester, you'll find standard off-road capability effortlessly combined with ample cargo space and numerous technology features readily available. The Subaru Forester is one of our favorite crossover options available, and we want to help you explore all that it has to offer.

Even when compared to options like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, the Forester shows why it's the perfect companion for your travels to work or a weekend getaway. Check out how the models compare down below!

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

While both models equip a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the Subaru Forester offers more torque output, ensuring that you get better acceleration than the RAV4 can offer. 

Looking to pack up and go? The Subaru Forester offers up to 74.3 cubic feet of storage space, easily beating out the RAV4's 69.8 cubic feet of cargo area. 

Enough Space For Wherever Life Takes You

When you need an SUV suited for five passengers, either model will do. If you're looking for one that will provide the comfiest ride, the Forester is the right choice. The Subaru SUV offers up to 111.9 cubic feet of interior space, ensuring you have enough room for everyone. The RAV4 is a bit more limited, not even offering up to 100 cubic feet of cabin space.

Conquer Any Road That Comes Your Way

All Subaru Forester models come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, allowing you to take on wintery Chicago roads with confidence. The sure-footed drivetrain provides traction to your wheels and gives you improved traction control and handling when you need it most. Paired with the available X-MODE® feature, you'll take on unfavorable road conditions easily. The RAV4 does offer all-wheel drive, but it won't be standard to the lineup. You'll need to pay more to enjoy the same driving confidence provided by the Forester.

Designed for Safety

Safety is key with a new SUV, and the Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 offer equal packages to help your peace of mind. Whether you prefer the Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology or the Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, you'll take advantage of features like lane-changing assist, pre-collision braking, and adaptive cruise control! However, the Forester also offers features like the DriverFocus® Distraction Mitigation System and Reverse Automatic Braking - the Toyota RAV4 doesn't equip either of these features.

Subaru Forester vs Honda CR-V

While the Honda CR-V holds a slight edge with its turbocharged engine standard, it doesn't quite match the Forester when it comes to efficiency. When both models are equipped with all-wheel drive, the Forester offers 33 mpg on the highway - the CR-V is just behind with 32 mpg, making your trips in between the gas pumps a little shorter. 

The Subaru Forester again equips the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, providing power to all four wheels to ensure you enjoy a safe and secure drive on snow-covered roads. The Honda CR-V doesn't come standard with all-wheel drive, requiring you to pay more to equip this important feature. 

Don't Let Space Limit Your Adventure

The CR-V is a popular option for people who love passenger and cargo space, but it still offers less than the Forester. Both seat five, but the Honda SUV only offers 105.9 cubic feet of passenger space to Subaru's 111.9 cubic feet of cabin space.

Enough Room For All of Life

Loading up and going? Enjoy the 76.1 cubic feet of storage space in the new Subaru Forester, edging out the spacious CR-V, which only offers 75.8 cubic feet of cargo area.

Media Center Included

Technologically speaking, the new Forester holds an edge over the CR-V. The Forester comes standard with Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia Plus, complete with smartphone integration and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. The CR-V can upgrade to match these features, but that will cost you a bit more - the base model only offers a five-inch screen and no smartphone integration.

Ready for adventure? Test drive the new Subaru Forester at Berman Subaru of Chicago and see what the lineup can do for you!

We are ready to help you in any way we can at Berman Subaru of Chicago, visit us at 4330 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago, or reach us by phone at (773) 382-8227.

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