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How Does the New 2018 Subaru Forester Compare to Competitors like the Honda HR-V and Ford Escape?

Finding the right SUV isn't just about what vehicle is going to fit your current needs, it's about which vehicle is going to allow you to do more of the things you love and open the possibilities of what those things are. That's why the new 2018 Subaru Forester is such a good fit for drivers both here in Burlingame, and all over the surrounding San Francisco, San Mateo, and Bay Area. From comfortably taking on the city streets, to taking the kids to school to getting away for the weekend and exploring all of what nature has to offer, the new 2018 Forester allows you to do it all. With tremendous capability on and off road, state of the art technology integrated throughout, and the spacious comfort to fit both passengers and cargo alike, the new Forester is sure to fit any lifestyle and needs with ease. To demonstrate its terrific capability, we're going to compare the new Forester to the new Ford Escape and Honda HR-V so you can see side by side how the Forester remains atop of them all!

2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Ford Escape

  • The new 2018 Forester starts at $22,795 MSRP while the new 2018 Escape starts at $23,940 MSRP, allowing you to save upwards of $1,000 when you choose the Forester.
  • Even with a lower starting price, every Forester model comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, providing you with optimal traction, control and enjoyment regardless of which driving surface your adventures take you on. The Escape, however, comes equipped with standard front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive equipped models will cost an even higher price.
  • The Forester offers slightly more horsepower and torque than the Escape does on the standard engine options.
  • The Forester is more spacious than the Escape, offering 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 74.7 cubic feet of storage space compared to 98.7 cubic feet of passenger volume and 68 cubic feet of cargo volume in the Escape.



2018 Subaru Forester vs. 2018 Honda HR-V

  • The Forester comes equipped with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that not only provides you with the ability to take your adventures off road, but also makes driving on the road smoother and more confident than ever.
  • The Forester is more powerful than the HR-V is, offering a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine that produces 170-horsepower compared to the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine in the HR-V that produces 141-horsepower.
  • The Forester offers 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume while the HR-V only offers 100.1 cubic feet, allowing your passengers to stretch out and enjoy the ride more in the Forester.
  • With up to 74.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the Forester allows you to fit more of your  storage needs than the 58.8 cubic feet in the HR-V does.
  • The new Forester offers available LED steering responsive headlights that turn with your wheel for better visibility at night. The HR-V, however, does not.

If you're interested in learning more about the new 2018 Subaru Forester and all of the advantages it has to offer, we welcome you to join us at Putnam Subaru to view all of our new Forester models in person and take one out for a test drive around Burlingame today!