Missing the Forest for the 2018 Honda CR-V in College Station

If you are looking for the versatility of a crossover in a smaller and compact package, look no further than the 2018 Honda CR-V in College Station!  This vehicle has attractive features that puts the competition, such as the 2018 Subaru Forester to shame.  In this case, you’ll want to miss the forest for the CR-V.

Enhanced Cargo Capacity 

Despite both vehicles being “compact crossovers,” the 2018 Honda CR-V has better cargo room compared to the Subaru Forester.  With the rear seat up, the 2018 Honda CR-V has 39.2 cubic feet of cargo room compared to 34.4 cubic feet on the Forester.  Even with the rear seats folded down, the CR-V has a larger cargo area with 75.8 cubic feet compared to 74.7 cubic feet on the Forester.  For further loading ease, the CR-V Touring has a lift gate that can be opened and closed by kicking your foot under the back bumper leaving your hands free.  The Subaru Forester doesn’t offer such an option.

Even with the CR-V having a larger cargo capacity than the Subaru Forester, the CR-V also has 1.2 inches more front hip room, .9inches more front shoulder room and 2.4 inches more rear legroom compared to the Forester.

Advantageous Chassis Features

Another advantage the 2018 Honda CR-V has over the 2018 Subaru Forester is the use of an electronically controlled grille shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when engine cooling is needed.  With the grille shutters closed, this improves the aerodynamic flow around the vehicle, increasing fuel efficiency.  The Forester does not have this feature.  The CR-V also uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying outside noise and vibrations from the passenger compartment.  Again, the Forester does not offer these features.

Better Battery

The Honda CR-V has a more reliable battery with a standard 410-amp batter compared to the standard 390-amp battery on the Forester.  The CR-V also uses a maintenance free battery which allows you have worry-free use without checking the battery’s water level.  The Forester’s battery must be checked often to prevent damage. 

Come see the 2018 Honda CR-V in College Station for yourself!  Or, experience it and schedule a test drive by visiting us online!  We look forward to helping you find your next Honda at Allen Honda, your College Station Honda dealer!

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