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Vehicle Comparisons:
2019 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Forester

2019 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Forester

When thinking of dependable SUVs, Honda and Subaru are usually at the top of the list. For years, these automakers have been producing quality SUVs. The Honda HR-V and Subaru Forester are among the best-selling SUVs on the market and either would be a smart car buying choice.

While the SUVs share some similarities, there are some major differences as well. Mile High Honda created this comparison of the 2019 Honda HR-V vs. 2019 Subaru Forester for car buyers like you in Centennial, Aurora, and Denver. Read through to decide which car best meets your needs.

Performance and Versatility

2019 Honda HR-V Modern Steel While you’re busy focusing on the road, it’s important to be armed with a vehicle that works hard to conserve fuel. Luckily, the 2019 Honda HR-V helps you steer clear of frequent visits to the gas station with an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 34 MPG highway.

On top of that, this tiny titan’s compact exterior makes it easy to maneuver through a crowded city. That’s because its sleek body maxes out at 170.4 inches in length and 63.2 inches in height.

Alternatively, the 2019 Subaru Forester doesn’t quite match the impressive efficiency numbers of its Honda competitor. With an EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 33 MPG highway, you may find yourself filling up on fuel more often than you’d prefer.

In addition, this SUV’s heftier body could prove to be more difficult to move into a tight parallel parking spot with its 182.1-inch length and 67.5-inch height.

2019 Honda HR-V vs Subaru Forester: Comfort

Both SUVs have two rows and seat up to five people. These cars offer roomy interiors to ensure that you’ll have plenty of room for your luggage, camping gear, or anything else you may need for your trip.

The 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat® found in the 2019 Honda HR-V allows for the second-row seats to either fold down flat or flip out to provide you more cargo space. The Subaru Forester also features 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks.

The 60/40 Split 2nd-Row Magic Seat® offers ultimate convenience, however, with class-exclusive tall cargo mode. This feature allows you to fold upward and lock into place either rear seat cushion to provide extra room for taller items.

Technology and Convenience

2019 Honda HR-V TechnologyWhen you’re stuck in gridlock after a long day of work, there’s nothing better than tuning into your favorite music or entertainment to help yourself relax.

The touchscreen displays in these SUVs provide access to your favorite tunes, podcasts, or radio stations. In addition, these infotainment systems come decked out in a variety of innovative gadgets like SiriusXM® Radio, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Pandora®, and much more.

The Honda HR-V takes amenities one step further with standard conveniences like Speed-Sensitive Volume Control. Unfortunately, in the Subaru Forester you’ll have to manually adjust the volume when you come to a traffic light.

Honda HR-V vs Subaru Forester: Choose Your SUV

We hope you found our 2019 Honda HR-V vs. Subaru Forester comparison useful in your search for a new SUV. Both are outstanding SUVs, and you’ll want to decide which offers the features most important to you.

Mile High Honda services Centennial, Aurora and Denver, CO. To learn more about the cutting-edge features found inside the Honda HR-V, all you have to do is stop by our showroom or schedule your test drive today!


28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT trims. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD LX CVT trims. 26 city/31 highway/28 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport, EX, EX-L & Touring CVT trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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