2020 Subaru Forester Comparison

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Compare the 2020 Subaru Forester to the Competition at Ewing Subaru of Plano

Around the Plano area, you'll find plenty of opportunities to take your SUV out for off-road adventures and when it comes to choosing the right option, you'll find that there are plenty of models that can perform admirably. If you're looking for a model that more than just handles off-road adventures, you should put yourself at the wheel of a new 2020 Subaru Forester. Designed to be a family-oriented SUV, it comes equipped with plenty of equipment that ensures you can get away for the weekend for some fun camping excitement.

When stacked up against the competition, it's easy to see why drivers in the Plano area find the Subaru Forester more appealing than models like the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape. Our Subaru team is happy to walk you through the benefits of owning the Forester, what financing options are available for you, and what it feels like to test drive the 2020 model!

Check out a comparison of models down below!


2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner

  • Starting right off the bat, you'll find a more affordable deal when you buy the Subaru Forester. Its base model is offered for almost $12,000 less than the base option from the Toyota 4Runner lineup, without sacrificing features that define its worth.
  • The Subaru Forester is standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive, ensuring you can manage control and traction with ease. The 4Runner will make you pay more to unlock their four-wheel drive.
  • The 2020 Forester comes equipped with a 2.5-liter DOHC engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque, while the 2020 4Runner is standard with a 4.0-liter V6 that delivers 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. Subaru is the only model that pairs its engine with X-MODE® feature and all-wheel drive standard, features you won't find or need to pay more for on the Toyota SUV.
  • Due to Toyota's bigger, more powerful engine, you'll need to stop more often for gas as it only achieves 17/21 mpg city/highway. This number drops a bit more when you equip the four-wheel drive. Subaru won't limit you with its all-wheel drive efficiency, providing 26/33 mpg city/highway.
  • While the Toyota 4Runner can seat up to seven passengers, it lacks at providing the proper space for everyone. The Subaru Forester offers more front and second-row legroom and headroom than its Toyota competition.
  • The Subaru Forester provides access to an intuitive touchscreen design, smartphone integration, USB ports in both rows of seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and many more! Toyota gives you access to a variety of features, but you'll need to pay a lot more than you would with the Subaru Forester.
  • Both models provide a stellar package of driver-assistance features, but only the Subaru Forester provides an available Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system, notably missing from the Toyota 4Runner lineup.

2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Honda CR-V

  • The starting price for the Subaru Forester comes in at $24,495, while the base model for the Honda CR-V lineup is available starting at over $25,000. You'll get more value out of the Subaru SUV.
  • Honda is standard with a turbocharged engine package that delivers just a little bit more horsepower and pound-feet of torque than the Subaru Forester. However, Honda doesn't include the same standard features that define what it means to own a Subaru SUV.
  • The Subaru Forester is standard with Symmetrical all-wheel drive. The Honda CR-V offers all-wheel drive, but you need to pay extra to equip it. When it comes to top of the line traction and control, the Subaru Forester is the way to go, especially with X-MODE® ensuring rocks, mud, and snow are no problem.
  • When both models are equipped with all-wheel drive, the Subaru outperforms the Honda SUV when it comes to driving efficiently on the highway. As stated above, the CR-V requires an upgrade to all-wheel drive that is standard with the Forester.
  • Looking for a cozy, comfortable ride for you and your passengers? Both SUVs can seat five passengers, but the Subaru Forester offers a bit more space for everyone to stretch out, including more legroom and headroom for front-row passengers.
  • When you want to take your adventures off the beaten path, you'll find that the Subaru Forester offers more available cargo space (76.1 cubic feet) than the CR-V (75.8 cubic feet).
  • The Subaru Forester is standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, which allows you convenient access to your favorite songs and apps through Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and more! The Honda CR-V offers similar features, like the touchscreen and smartphone integration, but you'll need to upgrade to more expensive models to unlock them.
  • Subaru provides 4G LTE Wi-Fi to help you stay connected while on the road. Honda doesn't offer this at all with its SUV.
  • Both models offer an impressive lineup of safety features like a lane-keeping assist system, collision mitigation, and even blind-spot monitoring. Only Subaru pairs it standard with all-wheel drive, and you'll pay more to use the same features on the Honda CR-V.

2020 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Ford Escape

  • While both models offer similarly-equipped all-wheel drive systems, only the Subaru Forester includes it standard on every model. You would need to pay more to have it with the Ford Escape, but not every model in the Escape lineup can equip all-wheel drive, so you'll need to pick carefully.
  • The Ford Escape comes standard with a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, providing 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. The Subaru Forester equips a 2.5-liter DOHC engine, and it delivers a bit more horsepower, so you can go a bit faster as you drive around the Plano area.
  • Even when the Ford Escape equips front-wheel drive, it only barely matches the fuel economy of the all-wheel drive touting Subaru Forester. When you equip the Escape with its all-wheel drive package, its numbers drop to 26/31 mpg city/highway, which fall behind the performance of the Subaru's output, 26/33 mpg city/highway.
  • The Ford Escape can seat five passengers, just like the Subaru Forester. However, the Ford SUV limits its passengers with only 104 cubic feet to stretch out in, while the Forester offers 111.9 cubic feet.
  • Want to maximize your errands for the day? The Subaru Forester offers 76.1 cubic feet of cargo space, 10 more cubic feet than what the Escape can manage.
  • The Subaru Forester comes standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration from Apple and Android, and many more intuitive features that allow you to enjoy your music without taking your eyes off the road ahead of you. Ford offers the SYNC® system standard, which isn't equipped with a touchscreen or smartphone integration like the Forester.
  • The Subaru Forester has EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. The Ford Escape comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™. Both offer handy driver assistance features to ensure you stay safe and sound, but only the Subaru Forester pairs its safety package with standard all-wheel drive to enhance the quality of your drive.

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