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The 2019 Honda CR-V is ready to take on all challengers and win

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Honda CR-V on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:40 pm
A front left quarter photo of the 2019 Honda CR-V on the road.

Should I pick the 2019 Honda CR-V over the Subaru Forester?

If there is one nearly universal truth in the modern automotive industry, it’s that there are a lot of crossover SUVs available to customers and most of them are very evenly matched. When a customer comes to the Meridian Honda showroom and asks, ‘Should I pick the 2019 Honda CR-V over the Subaru Forester,’ our answer is going to obviously be, yes. But we can understand if those people are more than somewhat suspicious of our motives. Popular automotive magazine, Car and Driver posted an article to its website that offers a more objective view of a discussion comparing the 2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Forester. Let’s take a look at what these respected experts have to say on the subject.

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2019 Honda CR-V at a Glance

The 2019 Honda CR-V is available in four trim grades, LX, EX, EX-L and Touring. Future owners will have a pair of engines options to choose from. The base LX version of the 2019 Honda CR-V employs a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine and it will produce 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choosing any other current CR-V model will get a turbocharged, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are attached to a continuously variable transmission.

2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Forester

Evaluators from Car and Driver were quick to mention that the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Subaru Forester are very evenly matched. However, the team gave the nod to the Honda crossover SUV because of its higher performance scores and a more attractive list of standard features. Additionally, the Car and Driver team praised the 2019 Honda CR-V for having a sharp handling profile. This is in stark contrast to their final word on the 2019 Forester which they deducted points for not being as responsive on the road.

Both vehicles can be outfitted with each automaker’s suite of active safety systems. Car and Driver took some issues with how sensitive the technology used by the Subaru Forester was. They seemed to think the Subaru system jumped the gun a bit in alerting the driver to danger.

If you would like to take a closer look at the 2019 Honda CR-V available at the Meridian Honda showroom, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.

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