Comparison - Honda HR-V Sport 2019 - vs - Subaru Forester Limited 2021

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
23,620
Updated: 
04 Mar 2019
$
31,395
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
13.20gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Modern Steel Metallic
#505050
Platinum White Pearl
#d6d6d6
Aegean Blue Metallic
#104168
Lunar Silver Metallic
#9a9a9a
Milano Red
#a61d1b
Orangeburst Metallic
#b6492c
Crystal Black Pearl
#111111
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Horizon blue pearl
#475472
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite grey metallic
#505666
Jasper Green Metallic
#858473
Crimson Red pearl
#8D1111
Sepia Bronze Metallic
#877D5F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Visually, the 2019 Honda HR-V is refreshed with revised bumpers, headlights including LED daytime running lights, grille, and taillights.The HR-V’s base trim includes a multi-angle rearview camera, halogen projector headlights, Bluetooth streaming audio, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and a 5.0-inch infotainment screen.

Pros
Voluminous, configurable interior
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on most trims
Impressive handling

Cons
No more manual transmission
Powertrain combo is weak and noisy
Integrated navigation is only available on top-line Touring trim

By: 
motortrend.com

Refreshed front and rear styling
New Sport and Touring trim levels
New center screen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Honda Sensing suite adds multiple available safety features

Pros
Average-size adults fit comfortably in the front and back
Clever cargo solutions make it more versatile than rivals
Better than most competitors on fuel economy
Excellent outward visibility

Cons
Climate control interface isn't as good as in other Honda vehicles
Front seats are narrow and uncomfortable
Engine noise and vibration are palpable
Unimpressive power output results in lackluster acceleration

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Honda HR-V makes a perfect in-town companion with its spacious, flexible interior and good ride quality.

Pros
Brilliant interior flexibility
Available active safety tech
Good value
Rides well

Cons
Slow acceleration
Manual transmission a goner
Quirky looks not for all
Pricey Touring trim

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Honda HR-V ranked #7 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Honda HR-V has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Cavernous cargo hold and rear seat
Excellent fuel economy estimates
Upscale interior
Great crash test ratings

Cons
Weak engine
Few standard features

By: 
usnews.com

Subaru has made adaptive LED headlamps and automatic high beams standard across the Forester lineup for 2021 while the Limited model now comes with a seven-speed manual mode for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A new rear center-console storage tray has been added to all but the base model.

Pros
Thoroughly practical,
roomy interior,
comfortable cruiser.

Cons
Slow acceleration times,
boring exterior styling,
base model is quite basic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Automatic high beams and turn-swiveling headlights are now standard.Other minor revisions to standard feature availability.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features are standard
Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Engine is underpowered
Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

By: 
edmunds.com

A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.

Pros
Remarkable value
Remarkable efficiency
Remarkable space
Remarkable capability

Cons
Not especially powerful
Looks haven’t changed much
It’s not free...
...and one’s not in our driveway now.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
inline
4
flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.80L
2.50L
Torque: 
127ft-lbs
at 4 300rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
141hp
at 6 500rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Air conditioning
leather steering wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
170.90in
182.10in
Width: 
70.50in
71.50in
Height: 
63.20in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
102.80in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
43.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.30in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.10in
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.80in
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
47.40in
53.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.60cu.ft
70.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.20cu.ft
28.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3096.00lbs
3541.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
bucket front seats
height adjustable driver seat
4 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
speed sensitive volume control
180 watts stereo output
USB with external media control
USB connection
6 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 in.
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Optional Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Sport Grille - Chrome
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Jasper Green Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding - Jasper Green Metallic
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Separator
Sunshade - Windshield

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000
Color: 
Gray, leather
#B1ADAA
Black, leather
#313133