How roomy is the 2021 Subaru Forester compared with other compact SUVs? Kelly Blue Book announced its 10-best cars for tall people and said the Forester is one of the best overall for the 2019 to 2020 model years, but what about the 2021 Forester? Compared with three top-selling models, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Nissan Rogue, Forester ranks best for taller drivers over 6-feet tall.
The 2021 Subaru Forester wins all but two categories. The Forester has front headroom in the base trim of 41.2 inches. The Nissan Rogue has slightly more front headroom (41.6 inches), the Toyota RAV4 is 39.5 inches, and Honda CR-V has 38.0 inches.
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The Forester has the best front legroom of 43.3 inches. The Nissan Rogue has front legroom of 43.0 inches), the Toyota RAV4 41.0 inches, and Honda CR-V has 41.3 inches.
In the rear, the Forester has the best rear headroom of 39.6 inches. The Nissan Rogue has rear headroom of 38.5 inches), the Toyota RAV4 39.5 inches, and Honda CR-V has 39.1 inches.
The Forester has rear legroom of 39.4 inches. The Nissan Rogue has rear legroom of 37.9 inches, the Toyota RAV4 37.8 inches, and Honda CR-V has the best at 40.4 inches.
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In front and rear shoulder room, the 2021 Subaru Forester is the best again. The Forester has a front/rear shoulder room of 58.2/57.2 inches. The Nissan Rogue has a front/rear shoulder room of 56.6/55.9, the Toyota RAV4 57.8/56.4 inches, and the Honda CR-V has 57.9/55.6 inches.
In overall passenger volume, The 2021 Forester is by far the biggest. Forester has 111.9 total cubic feet; the Nissan Rogue is 105.8 cu.ft, Toyota RAV4 98.9 cu. ft, and Honda CR-V 102.9 cubic ft.
Forester scores best in ride height
The 2021 Subaru Forester has 8.7-inches of ground clearance across all trim levels, making it easier for taller drivers and passengers to get in and out. Forester also scores best in outward visibility.
What is the price of the 2021 Subaru Forester?
The 2021 Forester comes in five trim levels. The Forester base has an starting price of $25,845, Premium ($28,845), Sport ($30,445), Limited ($32,445), and Touring ($35,945. Pricing includes $1,050 destination and delivery fees.
The 2021 Subaru Forester ranks best among compact SUVs in most categories for taller drivers and passengers over 6-feet tall. Subaru redesigned the fifth-generation Forester’s interior, “making terrific use of the space and creating a lot of room,” says KBB.
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