Compare the Subaru Forester vs. Toyota C-HR near St. Louis

If you are looking for a compact crossover that offers you more, then the Subaru Forester and Toyota C-HR are top choices. So, which one of these SUVs comes out on top? Dean Team of Ballwin is proud to present this comparison review of the Subaru Forester and the Toyota C-HR.



 

Subaru Forester


 

Toyota C-HR


Engine Output182 horsepower &176 lb.-ft. of torque144 horsepower & 139 lb.-ft. of torque
All-Wheel DriveStandardNot Available
Fuel Economy with Continuously Variable Transmission26/33 mpg city/highway (AWD)27/31 mpg city/highway (FWD)
Fuel Tank Capacity16.6 gallons 13.2 gallons
Ground Clearance8.7 inches5.9 inches
Raised Roof RailsAvailable starting with base modelNot Available
Passenger Volume111.9 cubic feet86.0 cubic feet
Maximum Cargo Volume76.1 cubic feet37.0 cubic feet
Power Rear LiftgateAvailable to the lineupNot Available
Touchscreen InfotainmentStandardStandard
Panoramic Power MoonroofAvailable with higher trim levelsNot Available
DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation SystemAvailable with higher trim levelsNot Available

Performance

When it comes to performance, you want to make sure that your SUV has the power you need when you need it. For this comparison, we will take a look at the standard powertrain of each SUV and see how they perform in a 0 to 60 mile per hour acceleration test.

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester comes standard with the following powertrain features:

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine
  • 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque
  • Zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds

Toyota C-HR

The Toyota C-HR comes standard with the following powertrain features:

  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • 144 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque
  • Zero to 60 mph in 10.5 seconds

Overall, the Subaru Forester offers you a larger engine with more horsepower, more torque, and better acceleration for more confident highway passing maneuvers.

Capability

With capability, you want to make sure that your SUV can handle a variety of road services and has sufficient capacity for your cargo needs. For this comparison, we want to take a look at what both vehicles offer as standard.

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester offers the following capability features:

  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive
  • 8.7 inches of ground clearance
  • Up to 1,500 pounds of towing
  • 76.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity

Toyota C-HR

The Toyota C-HR offers the following capability features:

  • Standard front-wheel-drive (all-wheel-drive is not available
  • 5.9 inches of ground clearance
  • Up to 1,322 pounds of towing capacity
  • 37 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity

Overall, the Subaru Forester offers standard all-wheel-drive while the C-HR does not. Also, the Forester has a higher ground clearance, more towing capacity, and much more cargo space than the C-HR.

Tech Features

Tech features are important when you want to have the latest information on the road. For this comparison, we will take a look at the standard features you will find on the base model. We will consider equipment along with integration capabilities.

Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester offers the following standard tech features:

  • EyeSight™ Driver Assist Technology with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Subaru StarLink® infotainment with 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration

Toyota C-HR

The Toyota C-HR offers the following standard tech features:

  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Technology with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beams, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

Both the Forest and C-HR offer advanced driver-assistance and infotainment technologies as standard equipment.

Test Drive the New Subaru Forester near Chesterfield, MO and Belleville, IL

Both the Subaru Forester and Toyota C-HR have similar standard technology offerings. However, the Forester comes out on top in all other categories, making it the clear choice for your daily adventures. For more information about the Forester and available features and finance offers, get in touch with Dean Team of Ballwin. When you're ready for a closer look, visit our St. Louis-area Subaru dealership, where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive. We'll be happy to give you a tour.

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