Compare Subaru Forester Spruce Pine


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Compared to the Competition, It's Easy to See Why the 2015 Subaru Forester is a Top Pick SUV in Spruce Pine, NC

Through the woods, across the slippery roads, or over steep hills, you need an SUV that can do it all for you and more. If you're a driver from Morganton, Burnsville, Banner Elk & Marion, then just a quick drive to Spruce Pine will bring you closer to your future "do-it-all" SUV: the 2015 Subaru Forester.

Why the Subaru Forester? Aside from being Consumer Report's Top Small SUV pick, the Forester* is evidently a stronger selection than its market competitors. Case in point:

Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V in Spruce Pine

  • The Forester has the optional Subaru EyeSight® driver assist technology, the technology that helped it earn an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+.  The Honda CR-V does not offer the same technology, and it didn't make the cut on the IIHS list
  • The Forester has a 15.9 gallon fuel capacity versus the CR-V's 15.3 gallon fuel capacity
  • The base MSRP for the Forester is more affordable ($22,195) than the starting price for the CR-V ($23,120)

Subaru Forester vs. Ford Escape Spruce Pine

  • The Forester is a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (non-turbo models); the Escape is not
  • Similarly to PZEV status, the Forester gets 24/32 mpg city highway; the Escape only gets 22/30 mpg city/highway
  • All-Wheel Drive is standard across all Forester models; the same is not true for the Escape

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV-4 in Spruce PIne

  • All-Wheel Drive is standard across all Forester models, whereas it's only available on higher trims on the RAV-4
  • The Forester offers 39.8 inches of rear headroom and 56.5 inches of rear shoulder room; the RAV4 falls short with only 38.9 inches of rear headroom and 55.4 inches of rear shoulder room
  • Toyota fans may tell you that 90 percent of RAV-4 SUVs are still on the road today after 10 years, but 95 percent of new Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years share the same roads

We hope this was an informative comparison to help you with your research. To see the Forester up close and take it for a test drive, Contact us or visit us here at Mike Brown Subaru, where we take care of all of your customers in the  areas and beyond--both with their automotive needs and by staying involved with the community! It's our pleasure to serve you!

*Based on the 2015 Subaru Forester Premium


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