2020 Honda CR-V in San Marcos, Texas

February 15th, 2021 by

Honda All-Wheel Drive vs. Subaru Forester

During this challenging time, you are there for those who need you most, but who is there for you? Whether you’re running errands for those who can’t leave their home or have to pick up extra shifts at work, you rely on your vehicle to get you to your destination quickly and safely. Having the right vehicle in your grasp will ensure you can carry on even when the road gets rough, and we have the perfect one in mind. The 2020 All-Wheel Drive Honda CR-V in San Marcos is a compact SUV that’s capable of handling more than your basic pavement and hosts incredible safety and technology features that stack up against competitors. To get to the point, we want to help you into a Honda that is perfect for your lifestyle. Today, we are going to compare the CR-V with AWD against the Subaru Forester so you can see how much better Honda is for you.

Endless Safety Features for All

We understand if safety is your top concern when shopping for a new vehicle. Luckily, the CR-V has plenty of features to brag about in this department, including AWD, Honda Sensing® Suite, and smart airbags! When it comes to a vehicle with all-wheel drive, you may only think it’s important for those who travel off-road or live somewhere that requires more control to get from home to work. There are multiple advantages to a vehicle that hosts AWD, and it can even benefit those who don’t travel off-road. The main factor with an all-wheel drive vehicle is that it provides power and traction to all four wheels separately instead of two at a time. This will come in handy when the terrain gets tricky due to weather conditions like rain, sleet, and snow. By providing separate power to the wheels, if one begins to slip, the other three can come into play and get you back on the straight and narrow, ensuring your safety on the road ahead. Another feature worth mentioning includes the CR-V’s smart airbags, which can be deployed at different levels of force depending on passenger size. This will help protect passengers of all sizes if you’re ever in an accident, and the system can even detect a child leaning against the door and will turn off the side airbags. The Subaru Forester doesn’t offer smart airbags and will always deploy at full force. The CR-V is also equipped with a plastic fuel tank instead of metal, which can withstand harder impacts without leaking, but the Forester has a metal tank that could be more susceptible to leaks.

More Reliable and Powerful

While having incredible traction and safety capabilities is sure to appease your worrisome mind, now it’s time to talk about how powerful and reliable the CR-V is. With a 1.5 turbo 4-cylinder engine, the CR-V has eight more horsepower than the Forester (190 vs. 182), allowing this Honda to go from zero to sixty in 7.5 seconds (vs. 9.6) and reach a speed of 89 miles per hour in a quarter mile (vs. 82.3). For reliability, the CR-V has a rating of third in J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study. The Forester isn’t in the top three in its category. This study also stated that Honda vehicles are better in initial quality than Subaru, giving it a ranking of 16th versus Subarus 25th.

Added Convenience is our Specialty

Now that we’ve presented you with all of the informative details let’s look into the convenient features that you can readily enjoy on every drive. As the days continue to get hotter, sometimes it might be helpful to crack open a window to let a breeze roll through before stepping into the cabin. The CR-V can do this via keyless remote, so the driver can operate the windows from a distance as they approach the SUV. When the weather takes a turn and starts to rain, you won’t have to adjust the wipers speed in the Touring model constantly. They can turn on and off automatically, depending on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. On the other hand, the Forester can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle and has manual windshield wipers only. A final touch of convenience includes the CR-V Touring’s standard wireless phone charging system, located in the center console to keep your devices charged effortlessly, another feature missing on the Forester.

As we mentioned earlier, you have been here for us and those around you, now let the 2020 All-Wheel Drive Honda CR-V in San Marcos be there for you. We have plenty of models available to test drive at Honda of San Marcos, and we have implemented protocols to keep you and everyone safe during this time. You can also check out more specs on our website, so feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, and don’t forget to ask about our Free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, which is available for every new Honda.

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