Want to see how the Subaru Forester SUV measures up to its competition? Compare and contrast its capabilities against competitor models and see how this outstanding Subaru SUV can be a perfect fit for you and your family

When it comes to choosing your next car, doing your research is the first - and most important - step! However, here at Bill Bryan Subaru, we understand that our customers here in Leesburg and nearby Clermont, Mt. Dora, and Fruitland Park, FL have busy schedules, and may not always have the time to do research on all the latest Subaru models. That's why we've gone ahead and put together a competitive analysis to show you how the competition compares to one of our most popular new Subaru SUVs: the Subaru Forester. We firmly believe that the Subaru Forester is one of the most attractive and dynamic vehicles in our inventory, and with our competitive offers on Subaru financing, we're well-positioned to help you get behind the wheel of one at an exceptional price. Feel free to read on to see how the Subaru Forester outclasses its competitors.

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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Fuel Economy: If you're like many drivers here in Leesburg and nearby Mt. Dora, Clermont, and Fruitland Park, FL, you  want to make the most of your gas mileage. Luckily, with its available continuously variable-speed automatic transmission, the Subaru Forester is good for up to 26 mpg city / 32 mpg highway, making it a savvy bet for those who want to pay less at the pump. By comparison, the Toyota RAV4 is markedly less efficient, only managing up to 23 mpg city / 30 mpg highway.
  • Head Room: For taller drivers and passengers, a vehicle with ample head room is essential. Luckily, with front and rear headroom clocking in at 41.4 inches and 39.8-inches respectively, the Subaru Forester is more than comfortable for even those above average height. As for the Toyota RAV4, it's headroom is considerable more cramped, coming in at 39.8 inches in the front seating, and 38.9 inches in the rear.
  • Safety and Security: At Bill Bryan Subaru, we understand that Florida drivers value peace of mind. Fortunately, with the available SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety and Security system equipped, the Subaru Forester offers automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, and even remote vehicle services to remotely lock, unlock, and locate your vehicle through a connected mobile device. Unfortunately for the Toyota RAV4, no such similar system is available.

Subaru Forester vs. Nissan Rogue

  • Cargo Space: Looking for a little more room for your stuff? In that case, the Subaru Forester has just what you're after, with up to 74.7 cubic-feet of cargo space available with the rear seats folded flat. On the other hand, the Nissan Rogue will leave you pushing and shoving to get all your gear in comfortable, offering only a flat 70 cubic-feet of cargo space.
  • Reverse Automatic Braking: For drivers here in Leesburg and nearby Clermont, Mt. Dora, and Fruitland Park, traversing the crowded, busy parking lots that dot our towns can be a daunting affair. Fortunately, with the Subaru Forester's standard rearview camera and reverse automatic braking system, it's easy to pull out or parallel park with confidence, and the vehicle will even apply the brakes automatically if it detects that you might back out into an obstacle like an errant shopping cart of a parking pylon. The Nissan Rogue also offers a rearview camera, but without a similar reverse automatic braking system, you'll have to rely on quick reflexes to avoid a fender-bender.
  • Towing Capacity: Got a boat you like to take out on the weekends? What about a camping trailer for trips with the family? If so, you'll want a vehicle that can confidently haul it. Luckily, when properly equipped, the Subaru Forester can tow up to 1,500 pounds. The Nissan Rogue unfortunately tops out at a 1,000 pound towing capacity, making it markedly less capable overall.



Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

  • All-Wheel Drive: If you've live around the Leesburg, Clermont, Fruitland Park, or Mt. Dora areas for any amount of time, you know how sudden rain showers and really snarl up travel around here as front-wheel drive vehicles struggle to maintain grip on rain-slick roads. Fortunately, with its standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Subaru Forester is adept at attaining and maintaining traction in even the worst weather. And while the Honda CR-V does offer all-wheel drive, it's not standard, so you'll have to pay more to get it.
  • Pricing: Speaking of paying more, the Honda CR-V comes at $24,985 MSRP, whereas the Subaru Forester comes in much lower at $23,470 MSRP, making it a much smarter bet for budget-conscious shoppers.
  • Ground Clearance: Looking to enjoy the best that nature has to offer here in Florida? If so, you'll want to be behind the wheel of the Subaru Forester. With 8.7-inches of ground clearance, it can easily take you down well-worn trails without scraping its undercarriage. As for the Honda CR-V, its 7.8 inches of ground clearance simply won't cut it for making your way to your favorite campsites and hiking trailheads around here.

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