More Options, More Safety for Less: The 2018 Subaru Forester Has What Longview, TX Needs in its Next SUV!

An SUV is often described as a family-oriented vehicle to some and to others, an SUV is thought of as a durable off-roading adventure machine. Above all else, we here at Harvey Subaru in Bossier City believe that an SUV ought to be versatile, with all the safety of a family car as well as the capabilities that a normal sedan or hatchback might not be able to match. The 2018 Subaru Forester is exactly that type of mid-sized SUV. This versatile Subaru SUV can be taken so many places, whether it's to nearby Shreveport or far away in South Carolina. Let's take a look at all of the best features of this unique SUV by putting it head-to-head against another well-known SV of its class: the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox!

The 2018 Subaru Forester vs The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

  • As with many vehicles in the Subaru lineup, the Subaru Forester comes standard with the Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, even in its base trim level. All-Wheel drive is available on the Chevrolet Equinox, but its base trim only is available with front-wheel drive.
  • The base trim of the Subaru Forester comes available with front fog lights, which provide enhanced safety and illumination. These types of headlights are unavailable on the base trim levels of the Chevy Equinox and have to be upgraded with a higher trim level.
  • The Subaru Forester comes available with a couple accessories, to make it an excellent outdoor vehicle for adventures in Texarkana, TX, such as splash guards and a roof rack. While splash guards are optional on the Chevy Equinox, a roof rack is completely unavailable on the base trim levels and is only available when you upgrade to a higher trim.

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  • While both SUVs have similar safety features and very durable exterior designs, the Subaru Forester made the list of 2018 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, another highly-regarded organization which investigates automotive safety. The Chevrolet Equinox did not make the 2018 Top Safety Pick list and fell short in IIHS ratings when it came to the effectiveness of its headlights, which scored a "Marginal" rating under the "Acceptable" rating of the Forester's headlights.
  • Aiding in its usefulness in outdoor adventures, the Subaru Forester has a lot more overall space for cargo and passengers with 108.3 cubic feet of passenger volume and 34.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, making it a very versatile vehicle. The Chevy Equinox, by contrast, features about 99 cubic feet of passenger volume and 30 cubic feet of passenger volume.
  • Finally, the Subaru Forester begins at a much lower price than that of the Chevrolet Equinox, beginning at $22,795. The starting price for the Chevy Equinox is $2,805 more, beginning at $25,600. If you want to add on any additional upgrades or packages, a lower starting price allows for more wiggle room.
  • The SUV That Goes Where You Go, to Monroe and Beyond!

    Wherever the road ahead takes you, no matter what you need your next car to be, the Subaru Forester has got your back every step of the way. Discover one for yourself today and test drive the 2018 Subaru Forester here at Harvey Subaru! We're proudly serving Alexandria, LA and our sales team can be reached at (888) 232-4109. Come see us today!

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