When it comes to shopping for a new vehicle, it's only natural to want to compare your options. Nowhere is this truer than with the compact SUV segment, which is headlined by many top-quality models such as the Subaru Forester. The Forester routinely faces stiff competition, particularly from the likes of the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V, however when push comes to shove, Subaru's elite compact SUV comes out on top.

Why the Subaru Forester is the Best Compact SUV

The Subaru Forester stands out from the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V in a variety of ways. First and foremost is the fact that it is more affordable. The base trim level on the Subaru Forester is lower than that of the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, giving drivers around Belmont and Rockford better value for their money.

On top of that, Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel drive gives the Forester yet another edge over its fiercest competition. All-wheel drive is available on both the RAV4 and the Honda CR-V, but it can only be acquired on higher and more expensive trim levels. However, the Forester, like every other vehicle in Subaru's catalog comes standard with it.

The third major advantage the Subaru Forester has over its competitors is the intelligent design of its compact body. While compact SUVs generally conform to certain standards, there is room for variance, and the Subaru Forester accomplishes a lot in three primary areas.

  • Better Ground Clearance – 8.7 inches compared to 7.8 inches (Honda CR-V) and 8.4 inches (Toyota RAV4)
  • Better Passenger Space for Increased Comfort – 111.9 cubic feet compared to 98.9 cubic feet (Toyota RAV4) and 105.9 cubic feet (Honda CR-V)
  • More Total Cargo Capacity – 76.1 cubic feet compared to 69.8 cubic feet (Toyota RAV4) and 75.8 cubic feet (Honda CR-V)

If you live around Grandville and are ready to see the new Subaru Forester for yourself, contact Fox Subaru in Grand Rapids today.

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