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2022 Subaru Forester vs 2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Subaru Forester vs 2022 Honda CR-V

So you are looking for a compact crossover that not only carries the extra bit of grocery and all the family's bags on a road trip but doesn't break the budget.

 

The 2022 Subaru Forester and the 2022 Honda CR-V are two worthy contenders for that spot in your garage and your heart.

 

We will give you a quick guide on what both SUVs offer, and hopefully, making the purchase decision will be a lot easier for you.

 

What's New On The 2022 Models?

What's New On The 2022 Models

 

The 2022 Subaru Forester has revamped the fifth generation of the car with blockier front sections and all-new wheel designs but not straying too far from the original iconic shape of the Forester. It's more rugged-looking and ready to add excitement to your offroad adventure.

 

Subaru has also added another trim to the Forester range, the Wilderness, which comes with a lot more ground clearance.

 

On the other hand, Honda has gone with the old phrase, "why change something if it isn't broken?" They have opted to keep all major changes to the CR-V for 2023, which is not bad because the 2022 model is still relevant in the market.

 

Engine And Performance

Engine And Performance

 

In the turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, you see and understand why Honda has made few changes to the CR-V. Honda made waves with the new engine, which they paired with one of the best automatic continuously variable transmissions (CVT). Together, the CR-V can deliver 190 horsepower and 179 pounds-foot of torque.

 

The Forester model range comes standard with a 2.5-litre Subaru Boxer (flat-four-cylinder) engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 pounds-foot of torque. It also uses an automatic CVT and All-Wheel Drive on all its vehicles. The base model Honda CR-V LX is the only one in the model range with a two-wheel-drive (2WD).

 

The Forester Wilderness will achieve a fuel economy of 9.5L/100 km on city roads and 8.3L/100 km on the highway, while the top-spec CR-V Black Edition has an 8.7L/100 km fuel economy on the busy city roads and 7.4L/100 km on the highway.

 

Interior

 

The interior of the Forester is built for practicality but without compromising on the modern-day comforts that add to the thrill of driving. The mid-level trims allow you to upgrade to the leather upholstery, which comes standard in the top-spec models.

 

Meanwhile, the CR-V goes for a more stylish and comfortable feel and look in its spacious cabin. It is filled with quality finishes with a delicate and tasteful balance of faux wood, chromed plastic, and satin finishes.

 

You can opt for a 6.5-inch or 8.0-inch infotainment system in the Forester, and the CR-V comes with a 7.0-inch infotainment system except on the base LX model, which has a 5.0-inch display.

 

Price

Price

 

There are six CR-V options available:

  • LX 2WD for $31,470.
  • LX for $34,270.
  • Sport for $38,170.
  • EX-L for $39,790.
  • Touring for $43,570.
  • Black Edition for $45,370.

 

In the Forester range, there are seven options:

  • Base for $29,495.
  • Convenience for $33,095.
  • Touring for $34,895.
  • Sport for $36,295.
  • Wilderness for $38,995.
  • Limited for $39,295.
  • Premier for $40,595.

 

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