The 2014 Honda CR-V vs. the 2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Honda CR-VIf you’re looking for a versatile compact crossover around Mechanicstown, you’ve almost certainly taken a good look at the 2014 Honda CR-V, which is available now at Middletown Honda. Sleek, efficient, and equipped with quality features, the CR-V continues to set the bar in its segment. Of course, there are competing vehicles out there, and we’re sure you’ve looked at a few of them. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to compare the 2014 CR-V with the 2014 Subaru Forester.

A Tale of Two Crossovers

We’ll go ahead and admit the 2014 Subaru Forester is a good vehicle. That said, why should you settle for “good”? Whether you’re from Mechanicstown or elsewhere in New York, we’re confident that you’ll be happier with Honda’s compact crossover. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Fuel economy is a major selling point for any vehicle, and the 2014 Honda CR-V 2WD LX with automatic transmission is capable of achieving 23 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 26 mpg combined.* Those are strong numbers, and better than those of the 2014 Subaru forester 2.5i 6MT, which offers 22 mpg city / 29 mpg highway / 24 mpg combined.
  • Despite its superior fuel economy, the 2.4L four-cylinder engine in the CR-V will give you 185 hp, which is more than the 170 hp you’ll get from the Forester’s 2.5L four-cylinder engine.
  • The 2014 CR-V comes standard with a rearview camera, delayed power retention, and stereo anti-theft — all things that are either optional or not available with the Forester.
  • With all the seats up, the CR-V will give you 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Forester offers 34.4 cubic feet. Fold down the rear seats in the CR-V and you’ll get an impressive 70.9 cubic feet of space to work with.

Take a Test Drive at Middletown Honda

The 2014 Honda CR-V is already a hit around Mechanicstown, and we’d love to show you why it’s struck a chord with area drivers. To see for yourself, visit our dealership at 520 Rte. 211 E in Middletown, NY. We’ve also got the rest of the Honda lineup, so there are plenty of options to choose from.


*Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.