Compact SUV and Car Comparison: Which Popular Model is the Best?


If you're in the market for a reliable vehicle for your family, or need a reliable daily driver, you may have ventured into the compact SUV or car category. More fuel efficient, and often cost less than larger vehicles, a compact vehicle is a great option for families or individuals always on the go.


With so many options in the market, it may be difficult to figure out which compact vehicle is the right one for your lifestyle. That's why we at Auto One created a compact vehicle comparison of some of the most popular models in the market - 2016 Subaru Forester, Subaru Impreza, and 2016 Honda CR-V.


Subaru Forester, Subaru Impreza & 2016 Honda CR-V Overview


Strong and roomy, the Subaru Forester is a great compact SUV that is standard in all-wheel drive and comes with great fuel economy estimates. The SUV also offers a luxurious interior, a composed ride and handling, and an extensive list of standard safety features. The Subaru Impreza, the compact car available in sedan or hatchback, also comes in all-wheel drive. The model also offers spacious seats and excellent fuel economy estimates.


The safe and reliable 2016 Honda CR-V is one of the best-selling compact SUVs on the market with. With generous passenger space, large cargo hold and a comfortable ride, the front-wheel-drive 2016 Honda CR-V cannot be overlooked. This solid and reliable SUV covers all the basic needs of family driving, without going overboard on technology or unnecessary and expensive features.


Performance Comparison


All three models come with automatic transmission, with the standard continuously variable transmission. All Subaru Forester models come with 182-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with no turbo engine option available. The Subaru Impreza also does not have a turbo engine option, instead offering a single 2.0-liter flat-four engine that makes 152 horsepower.


The 2016 Honda CR-V comes with more engine options than the previous two models, and also includes a turbo. Choose between 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder base engine and a 190-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder. Power and with quick acceleration, the engine of the 2016 Honda CR-V is significantly better than what the Subaru models have to offer.


Cargo Space Comparison


Cargo room is important for any driver on the go, whether or not he or she is traveling with family. Unsurprisingly, both of the compact SUVs win in this category. The Subaru Forester offers the most when it comes to cargo, by providing a maximum of 76.1 cubic feet. The 2016 Honda CR-V is a close second, with a total of 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space available. The Subaru Impreza, in the hatchback version, offers only 20.8 cubic feet of total cargo space. All three vehicles seat five passengers.


Technology Comparison


Both the Subaru Forester and the Impreza come standard with a StarLink infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touch screen, which comes with a USB port, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker audio system. The 2016 Honda CR-V standard infotainment system is similar, offering a smaller 5-inch audio display screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and four speakers.


Neither of the Subaru models offers a climate control system, including A/C, while it is standard with the 2016 Honda CR-V. On the other hand, both Subaru vehicles offer smartphone integration and an Onboard Hands-Free Communications System, while the 2016 Honda CR-V does not have those features available.


Test Drive a Reliable Compact Vehicle with Auto One


We at Auto One offer great prices on high-quality used vehicles. Whether the Subaru Forester, Subaru Impreza or the 2016 Honda CR-V caught your eye, you can get to know the vehicle even closer by visiting our dealership at your convince and taking it for a test drive. We look forward to helping you find a durable, reliable and well-priced vehicle!



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