Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Honda CRV

2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Honda CRV

2021 Subaru Forester


2021 Honda CRV

26 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

28 city / 34 hwy*
182 HP


190 HP
2.5L 4 cyl


1.5L 4cyl Turbo

Serving Duluth, GA

At Subaru of Gwinnett, you can easily schedule an online test drive for the 2021 Subaru Forester to see all that it offers and how it stacks up to the competition. The Subaru Forester is one of the top-rated SUVs in its class. It ranks among the top five in its class, and it stands out in many ways. The Forester has an attractive and durable exterior that is matched with a comfortable, classy, and tech-savvy interior. When you schedule a test drive for the Subaru Forester, you can check out all the new features that have been added to the SUV for the 2021 model year. The Subaru Forester now gets automatic headlights that turn automatically in the direction that you're turning. There are some minor adjustments to features available across the Subaru Forester lineup, too. The Subaru Forester competes with the 2021 Honda CRV, but you'll see the ways in which the Forester outperforms the competition when you arrange an online test drive Subaru Forester at Subaru of Gwinnett. From home you can see how the Forester surpasses the CRV in off-road capabilities and with its impressive power and handling. You'll also see what makes the Forester a stylish and attractive vehicle.

Performance and Handling

One factor that sets the Forester apart from the competition, and that sets Subaru apart in general in the auto market, is that all-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain. With many SUVs you need to upgrade to higher-level trims to get all-wheel drive. The Subaru Forester has one engine that powers all five trim levels. The 2021 Forester gets a gasoline-powered engine that is capable of 182 HP. The engine produces a maximum torque of 176 LB-FT. It has a 2.5L four-cylinder displacement. The engine comes with an automatic transmission on all trim levels. The Honda CRV comes standard with front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is an option. The Subaru Forester also has better acceleration capabilities than the Honda CRV.


An impressive interior is another strong suit of the Subaru Forester in 2021. This year, the Forester gets some interior updates as well that make it safer and more comfortable. A rear seat reminder is now standard, and there are some additional standard amenities on all trims. You can get a sneak preview of these changes by arranging an online test drive Subaru Forester with our dealership for any and all trim levels that you'd like to try. The Subaru Forester gets many impressive features to start out with, including a 6.5-inch infotainment system. The Forester also comes with Subaru's own Starlink app set that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Subaru's award-winning EyeSight safety technology is also added at the base trim level. More amenities are added to the Premium, which is the second trim level. Stepping up a notch adds a panoramic sunroof, a 4G WiFi hotspot, and a power-adjustable driver's seat. A Cold Weather package is added with heated seats and a heated steering wheel. A black and orange interior color scheme characterizes the Sport. You can get a power liftgate and Harman Kardon sound system, which are standard on the top trim. The base Honda CRV does not come equipped with advanced safety aids. It also does not have an infotainment system. You'll need to upgrade to at least the second trim level for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which are standard on the Subaru Forester.


The Subaru Forester has an equally rugged and refined exterior. LED lights are standard, and it has more ground clearance than you'll get with the Honda CRV. The Subaru Forester comes with 17-inch wheels and automatic high beams, too. The second trim level brings many more features including raised roof rails, alloy wheels, and fog lights. The Honda CRV does not have LED headlights or roof rails as standard features until you get to the top trim.

Contact Subaru of Gwinnett to schedule an online test drive for the 2021 Subaru Forester today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.