If you were to judge the entire crossover class by the 2015 Subaru Forester mpg ratings, you would probably think they’re all gas guzzlers, incapable of fitting easily into the budget of an Albany family. We have good news for you: Not all crossovers are created equal. The 2015 Honda CR-V has a reputation for fuel economy, and it doesn’t compromise on power—it actually has a more capable engine than the Forester as well!
Comparing the Powertrains
Many modern crossovers come with a suite of advanced technology and safety features, and what doesn’t come standard on the Forester, you could upgrade to be on par with the CR-V. But the engine is a different story; when engine upgrades are available, they tend to be expensive and deliver more power at a loss of fuel economy. Put simply, if you’re looking to upgrade for fuel efficiency, it’s usually best to check out another model.
- Thanks to its standard manual transmission, the 2015 Subaru Forester 2.5i mpg ratings come in at 29 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city for 25 mpg combined.
- The 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX, on the other hand, features a standard continuously variable transmission and earns an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 27 city mpg for 29 mpg combined.*
You might expect the CR-V to offer less power than the Forester, but that’s not the case. The 2.4L 4-cylinder on Honda’s crossover is rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, while the Forester’s 2.5L 4-cylinder only hits 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque.
When Albany drivers want a capable and fuel-efficient new crossover, we think the answer is clear—don’t you?
Test Drive the CR-V
Let us show you what makes the CR-V such a smart choice for an Albany driver; take a test drive at a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today.