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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 21 28 $20,055 $21,545
4WD 5-Door LX 21 27 $21,215 $22,795
2WD 5-Door EX 21 28 $22,188 $23,845
4WD 5-Door EX 21 27 $23,348 $25,095
2WD 5-Door EX-L 21 28 $24,646 $26,495
4WD 5-Door EX-L 21 27 $25,805 $27,745
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 21 28 $26,501 $28,495
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 21 27 $27,660 $29,745
4-Door Manual X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
4-Door AutomaticPZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,055
$18,938
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,545
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$359 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Honda CR-V is a bit homely, but it fits right in for those placing the priority on frugality, safety, and interior space. It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 107.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.9 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.7 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.74 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.8 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3386 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4400 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 6800 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.57 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.79 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Subaru Forester (Natl)
Body Style 5 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson-type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
 
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