The New 2021 Forester Goes Head-to-Head with the Competition

The Forester has a reputation for combining rugged reliability with family-friendly design and everyday practicality. The latest Forester improves on what made past models great by offering more, space, power, and cutting-edge technology. If you're looking for a new Subaru Forester in Glenville, then we invite you to explore our vast new inventory of high-quality models.

While new Forester is a standout compact SUV in its segment, it faces competition from other impressive models. We compare the new Forester to others in its class to give Schenectady drivers a better sense of how the Forester shines. We hope that drivers in the Clifton Park area are just excited about the new Forester as we are by the end.

How Does It Stack Up?

See how the Subaru Forester stands apart and performs when compared to similar models:


2021 Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Safety

    Both the RAV4 and the Forester come with standard driver assistance and safety technology. The two SUVs come with lane-keeping aid, pre-collision warning and braking, and adaptive cruise control. However, only the Forester earned the 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus title when equipped with specific headlights, which is the highest possible rating.

  • Stability and Control

    When it comes to stability and control features, the Forester is in another league. The Forester offers more ground clearance and rugged capabilities to keep Ballston Lake drivers in control when the pavement ends. The RAV4 delivers all-wheel drive at higher trim levels, but the Forester comes with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, Active Torque Vectoring, Trailer Stability, and more.

  • Interior

    The Forester delivers 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume while the RAV4 offers 98.9 cubic feet. This allows for Burnt Hills drivers and their passengers to stay comfortable on any length of a road trip without feeling cramped.

2021 Forester vs. Honda CR-V

  • Connectivity

    If staying connected on the road is important for you, the Forester is the clear winner. The Forester comes with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration for all trim levels. However, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ is missing from the base trim level of the CR-V.

  • Exterior

    The Forester and the CR-V share many of the same available exterior features, like LED headlights and a panoramic moon roof, but the Forester delivers more versatility with its standard raised roof rails.

  • Safety

    Both models have been named 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus vehicles when properly equipped. However, Honda Sensing® is only offered after the first trim level while the Forester offers its EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology safety suite for every trim level.


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