Compare 2018 Forester

 

How Does the New 2018 Subaru Forester Compare to the Competition?

 

Drivers in Shrewsbury and nearby Westborough know what it's like to deal with a Massachusetts winter, and they also know what it's like to explore the great outdoors during the summer. If you're looking for a new crossover SUV that can provide you with the versatility and confidence to take on any weather condition and traverse any terrain, look no further than the new 2018 Subaru Forester. The Forester offers spacious comfort for five and plenty of cargo room for you and your friends or family to pack up and explore more of the rugged landscapes and scenic beauty that the greater Worcester area has to offer, and with standard all-wheel drive, a high ground clearance and two athletic engine options, there's no telling where those adventures will take you. To provide you with some perspective into how fitting the new 2018 Forester is to any lifestyle, we're going to compare it to the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4!


 

2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Honda CR-V

  • Price should always play a factor when choosing a new vehicle, and with a starting MSRP price of just $22,795 from the Forester and a starting MSRP price of $24,150 from the CR-V, you can put the money you saved towards the equipment you'll need on your next adventure in the Forester.
  • Every new Forester model comes equipped with standard all-wheel drive, which comes in handy during almost every driving scenario around Shrewsbury. The CR-V, however, comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive equipped models will carry an even higher price.
  • When the snow piles up, the Forester affords you 8.7-inches of ground clearance while the CR-V falls short with 8.2-inches of ground clearance.
  • The Forester offers a more spacious cabin for you and your passengers, offering 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to 105.9 cubic feet from the CR-V.
  • The standard engine of the CR-V offers slightly more horsepower than that of the Forester, but the Forester also offers an available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 250-horsepower while the CR-V only offers an available 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 190-horsepower.

2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

  • The Forester starts at $22,795 MSRP while the RAV4 starts at $24,510, allowing you to climb Forester trim levels and pay a similar price as the base RAV4.
  • From snowy roads to rugged trails, with standard all-wheel drive, the new Forester allows you to traverse it all with ease. The RAV4 comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive, and while all-wheel drive is available, it will cost you.
  • The RAV4 only offers one engine options: a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 176-horsepower, while the Forester offers an available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 250-horsepower.
  • With an estimated fuel economy of up to 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway in the Forester and up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway in the RAV4, you can save money on every mile you drive in the Forester.
  • The Forester offers features that you won't find in the new RAV4, including a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, and available LED steering responsive headlights.

 


 

2018 Subaru Forester vs Nissan Rogue

  • The most powerful engine available to the 2018 Subaru Forester is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which produces an impressive 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine available to the 2018 Nissan Rogue only generates 176 pound-feet of torque. Subaru gives you the power you need.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester comes with standard all-wheel drive, giving you extra control wherever you go. All-wheel drive costs extra on the 2018 Nissan Rogue.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, letting clear bumps with ease. The 2018 Nissan Rogue has 7.8 inches of ground clearance.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester has a starting MSRP of $22,795. The 2018 Nissan Rogue has a starting MSRP of $24,800.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester features a standard 6.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. The 2018 Nissan Rogue comes with a standard 5-inch infotainment display, with no touchscreen capability.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester has an available sunroof, to let in a little extra light and make the drive more enjoyable. There is no available sunroof on the 2018 Nissan Rogue.
  • Roof rails are available on every trim level of the 2018 Subaru Forester. They are not available on the base trim level of the 2018 Nissan Rogue.
  • The 2018 Subaru Forester received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2018 Nissan Rogue received a four-star overall safety rating. There is a reason that Subaru is famous for their commitment to auto safety.

The only way to find out if the new Forester is the right fit for your busy lifestyle is to come join us at Patrick Subaru to take a model of your choice out for a test drive today! With six trim levels, two engine options and so many features to enjoy, we're sure that the new Forester has everything you're looking for and more in your next SUV! We're conveniently located in Shrewsbury, MA and proudly serve Westborough, Marlborough, MA; and Worcester.


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