The Subaru Forester rises above the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4

The 2019 Subaru Forester is in a competitive segment, and when people come into our Fairfield CA dealership to test one out we regularly hear that they're considering our pick against models like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Both of those crossovers are formidable Forester competitors, but there are key ways the Subaru Forester rises above them.

  • Capability: if you've been a Subaru driver for a long time you probably have started to take the standard symmetrical all-wheel drive for granted. It's very useful when it rains in Napa and Walnut Creek, and if you visit family in snowier parts of Cali you won't have any concerns. But with Honda and Toyota you need to upgrade and spend a few thousand extra to get their AWD variants, and you'll quickly notice that they aren't as intelligent as Subaru's systems.
  • Infotainment: people these days want tech as they cruise through Sacramento, and with the Forester you'll have a standard touchscreen and access to Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The RAV4 also has a standard touchscreen, but you'll only get Apple CarPlay™; it's a bit strange they didn't partner with Android! The CR-V has the same infotainment features, but if you get the base trim you'll only have an LCD screen for the backup camera.
  • Driver Alerts: all these models have advanced safety packages to help you feel secure as you make your way around Vacaville and beyond. Subaru's is EyeSight®, Honda's is Honda Sensing™, and Toyota has Toyota Safety Sense™. Where the Forester wins is that on select trims you can also get DriverFocus, and it's a distraction mitigation feature that lets you know when you need to pay more attention to the streets in front of you, especially if you're in busy Davis. You won't find those on the CR-V or the RAV4.

These are just a few reasons the RAV4 outsmarts the competition, but there are many more. Come down to our Fairfield Subaru this week to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Subaru Forester and see how great it truly is.

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