Do the 2016 Subaru Forester MPG Ratings Stand Up to the 2016 Honda CR-V?

December 19th, 2015 by

2016 CR-VWhile there isn’t any one feature or trait that usually seals the deal on a family crossover, fuel economy often comes close. Before settling for the 2016 Subaru Forester mpg ratings, Mid-Missouri drivers should take a look at the competitors in the crossover vehicle market and see what else they have to offer. Not all of these vehicles are gas guzzlers, after all.

To show you what we mean, we’re going to put the 2016 Honda CR-V side-by-side with the Forester and let you decide which of these crossovers will fit into your family budget more easily.

Comparing Fuel Economies

Technology features and a spacious interior can make quite a bit of difference in whether a family chooses one crossover over another, but the ability to comfortably fit into a tight family budget is just as important. So, how do they compare?

  • The 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i has a 170-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 174 lb-ft of torque, earning 29 highway and 22 city mpg for 25 mpg combined.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V LX 2WD, on the other hand, has a 185-hp 4-cylinder with 181 lb-ft of torque and is rated at an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg, for 29 mpg combined.*

Before you point out that the Forester comes standard with all-wheel drive, we want to let you know that if you want all-wheel drive on your CR-V, it barely impacts the fuel economy at all:

  • 2016 Honda CR-V LX AWD models earn an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 25 city mpg for 27 mpg combined.*

Did you notice that the CR-V also offers up more power and torque than the Forester despite having a superior fuel economy? Sometimes an engine is simply better at being an engine and delivering power at high fuel efficiency.

Test Drive the CR-V

We think it’s clear that the 2016 CR-V bested the 2016 Subaru Forester’s mpg ratings, but we also know there’s more to a car than numbers. Visit a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the new CR-V and see it for yourself. With five different trim levels to choose from, we’re sure there’s one here that’s right for you.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Mid-Missouri Honda Dealers includes Honda of Jefferson City, Don Wessel Honda, Columbia Honda, and Roper Honda.

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