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Selected Style 2WD LX Automatic
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Transmission

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Automatic LX 22 25 $17,740 $19,550
2WD Automatic LX 22 25 $16,651 $18,350
4WD Manual LX 22 25 $17,014 $18,750
4WD Manual EX 22 25 $18,375 $20,250
4WD Automatic EX 22 25 $19,101 $21,050
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual NA Pkg AWD 21 27 $17,454 $18,695
4-Door Manual PA Pkg AWD L 21 27 $18,034 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PA Pkg AWD L 21 26 $18,745 $20,795
4-Door Manual QA Pkg AWD S 21 27 $19,925 $22,195
4-Door Automatic QA Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,636 $22,995
4-Door Manual QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 27 $20,191 $22,495
4-Door Automatic QV Cold Pkg AWD S 21 26 $20,902 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,651
$17,454
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,350
$18,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$306 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Special Purpose Vehicle 4WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 43.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 51.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 95.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.7 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.7 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 177.6 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 42.5
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 62.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 21.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 57.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.9 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 36.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 38.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 29.6 32.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 66.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 67.2 66.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - x - TBD - 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - x - TBD - 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 19.0
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/70R15 205/70SR15
Spare Tire Size Compact 205/70SR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15 205/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 3020
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 520
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 4300 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 126 @ 5400 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.722 3.55
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.078 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.954 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.516 2.11
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.36 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.711 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 5 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Parallel Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
 
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