Between 2018 Subaru Forester and its Honda Rival Here in Macon, GA, It's Our Six-Star Emblem that Comes Out on Top

Not all five-passenger crossovers are created equal. Some are two-wheel-drive everymen content with a spacious interior and satisfactory amenities for the trip. Others take the entertainment and connectivity game to the next level but can lack in advanced driver-assist tech as well as the cutting-edge in safety features. Not so, any of these, for the new Subaru Forester. The latest 2018 iteration of the celebrated Subaru compact SUV blends all these and more, and our Macon Subaru dealer has made it a Georgia breeze to see how it pulls ahead of the rest. Here are just some of the winning ways 2018 Forester bests a segment mainstay, the new Honda CR-V.


  • In the battle of the 2.5i and LX bases, the new Forester and CR-V head out the gate packing their respective energetic engines. Subaru Forester showcases a 2.5-liter flat-four SUBARU BOXER engine, while Honda CR-V offers a 2.4-liter i-VTEC® inline-four. Honda might have an edge on horsepower, 184 to 170, and on torque, 180 pound-feet to 174, but Subaru has more options. Ascend to higher Forester trims, and you can take advantage of a hard-charging 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine capable of 258 pound-feet of turning and pulling power. Higher CR-V trim levels only offer engines rated at 190 horsepower and 179 pound-feet.
  • The new Subaru Forester likewise offers a tighter curb-to-curb turning circle, 34.8 feet to Honda at 37.4. So, not only does the Subaru crossover offer a high-performance option, it's also more maneuverable in tight spaces from the get-go.

Fuel Efficiency

  • Subaru Forester might trail in city fuel economy, 22 mpg to the new CR-V at 26 mpg, as well as highway mileage, 28 mpg to 32, but it owes in part to the sporty-hands-on manual transmission that comes standard -- which Honda doesn't offer, as it provides only a less interactive two-speed CVT. Go with optional Lineartronic® six-speed CVT, available even in the Forester base, and Subaru and Honda go neck-and-neck on fuel efficiency.
  • Plus, if you're hoping for fewer trips to the pump on that extended vacation, you'll get your wish with Subaru Forester. It's fuel tank capacity weighs in at a hefty 15.9 gallons to the new CR-V at 14.0.


  • For surefootedness both on the road and off the beaten path, count on the new Subaru Forester to make the grade. Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard throughout the line. Honda CR-V offers a Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System, but it's only optional, from base CR-V LX to top CR-V Touring trim.
  • Forester even showcases a more sizable passenger compartment, sprawling at 108.3 cubic feet to 105.9 for its Honda counterpart. That incorporates Subaru gains in front head and leg room and rear head and shoulder room.
  • You'll also find more choices of infotainment system in our Subaru SUV to keep you connected and entertained: a STARLINK 6.2-inch Multimedia system, STARLINK 7-inch Multimedia Plus with voice control and SiriusXM support, and a top-tier STARLINK 7-inch Multimedia Navigation variant with multi-touch gesture control. Honda CR-V offers but two, a 5-inch color LCD Screen and a step-up 7-inch Display Audio system.


  • For a modest investment of around $22,795 base MSRP, or about $23,710 total, a model like the new 2018 Forester 2.5i base can be yours, and that means all the advances on its Honda competition that come with it. A comparable base like the Honda CR-V LX starts off more expensive, around $24,150, and remains there, at a total $25,125 or so. In short, that's all the benefits of a new Subaru, for less.

Learn More About the New Subaru Forester Here at Our Dealership in Macon, GA

Our Confidence in Motion enthusiasts here at Subaru of Macon are experts when it comes to all there is to know about the new Forester line. Take the short drive to visit us here on Riverside Dr. in Macon today, and we'll set you up behind the wheel for a spin you won't soon forget.