Island Subaru

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Directions Staten Island, NY 10305

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With so many crossover SUVs to choose from on the market here in Staten Island, it's more important to do your due diligence than ever before. After all, you don't want to wind up driving something that's not suited to your needs. And if you live around the greater NYC or Jersey City areas, then chances are you're in need of something that's versatile enough for urban driving and outdoor adventures from time to time. Fortunately, while many of our new Subaru models will fit the bill, we'd argue that the new 2020 Subaru Forester is the best of the bunch. And if you need proof, check out our competitive breakdown between the new Subaru Forester and two of its closest rivals, the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4

Key Advantages of Buying or Leasing the New Subaru Forester

Now, when it comes to most crossover SUVs for sale near Brooklyn these days, the difference largely comes down to minor details, but there is one major difference that puts the new Subaru Forester ahead of the CR-V and RAV4. You see, all new Subaru Forester models feature standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Now, if you ask many of our satisfied new Subaru shoppers from nearby Avenel, they'll tell you that all-wheel drive is absolutely essential when it comes to winter driving, providing the stability and control you need to drive with total confidence in inclement conditions. Plus, when you're traveling off-road or on steep inclines, the new Subaru Forester absolutely excels over non-AWD equipped vehicles.

Now, both the new Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V can be equipped with all-wheel drive, but neither comes standard with it. So, if you're looking for a crossover SUV with comparable dynamic control, you'll have to pay extra to get it.


Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

  • For nighttime drives on Staten Island, you just can't beat the new Subaru Forester. With standard LED headlights, this crossover SUV affords you almost unparalleled visibility. As for the new Honda CR-V, it has LED lighting on its equipment list, but only for pricey non-standard trims.
  • Looking to get off the beaten path while still staying connected? The new Subaru Forester features a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, while the new Honda CR-V lacks a comparable feature on its equipment list.
  • Both the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V have outstanding standard safety systems; the new Subaru Forester has Subaru EyeSight, and the Honda CR-V has Honda Sensing. However, while both systems feature lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and pre-collision braking, only the Subaru EyeSight system features Pre-Collision Throttle Management as well.

Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Searching for a crossover with superior city fuel economy for your daily commutes around the greater Woodbridge area? The new Subaru Forester beats the Toyota RAV4 when comparably equipped, giving you an edge on keeping cost of ownership down in the long run.
  • In addition to its advantages in terms of all-wheel drive, the new Subaru Forester has more ground clearance than the Toyota RAV4, meaning it's capable to taking on tougher terrain overall.
  • In need of a roomier breed of crossover SUV for your next shopping trip in nearby Avenel? The new Subaru Forester offers up to 76.1 cubic-feet of luggage space, while the Toyota RAV4 is topped out at just 69.8 cubic-feet.

Learn more about the advantages to leasing the new 2020 Subaru Forester

There's plenty of other perks to buying or leasing a new Subaru Forester, and we'd love the chance to show them to you firsthand. Feel free to swing by our showroom here on Staten Island to take a test drive in the new Subaru Forester today.