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Selected Style 2WD LX Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Automatic LX 23 28 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 23 28 $17,693 $19,150
4WD Manual LX 21 25 $17,832 $19,300
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags LX 21 25 $18,062 $19,550
4WD Automatic LX 22 26 $18,570 $20,100
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 22 26 $18,800 $20,350
4WD Manual EX 21 25 $19,953 $21,600
4WD Automatic EX 22 26 $20,691 $22,400
4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,463
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,900
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$315 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 106.0 93.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 178.6 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.2 62.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) N/A NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) N/A N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.5 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.0 64.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.9 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.8 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.26 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/70SR15 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size P205/70SR15 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/70SR15 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3201 3090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 3600 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.535 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.438 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.638 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.684 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 0.974 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.000 3.33
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.07 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Reactive-Link HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Control-Link HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
 
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