Compare 2008 Subaru Forester vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2008 Subaru Forester
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4-Door Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $20,015 $21,195
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $20,226 $21,395
4-Door Manual Sports X 20 27 $20,475 $21,695
4-Door Manual PZEV Sports X 20 27 $20,686 $21,895
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,742 $21,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,953 $22,195
4-Door Automatic Sports X 20 26 $21,202 $22,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV Sports X 20 26 $21,413 $22,695
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,354 $22,695
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,564 $22,895
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,081 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,291 $23,695
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,930 $26,695
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $25,141 $26,895
4-Door Manual PZEV Sports XT 19 24 $25,297 $26,995
4-Door Manual Sports XT 19 24 $25,297 $26,995
4-Door Manual PZEV XT Ltd 19 24 $26,116 $27,895
4-Door Manual XT Ltd 19 24 $26,116 $27,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV Sports XT 18 23 $26,206 $27,995
4-Door Automatic Sports XT 18 23 $26,206 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV XT Ltd 18 23 $27,025 $28,895
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 18 23 $27,025 $28,895
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,015
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,195
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The design of the 2008 Subaru Forester is far from fresh, but it’s one of few vehicles that’s both a practical, peppy city vehicle and rugged enough for mild off-roading. The 2008 Honda CR-V doesn't have hip style or performance on tap, but it has the security, utility, and frugality that many sensible moms want.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 103.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
176.6 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.6 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
53.25 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 0.94 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.40 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3140 3389
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4400 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.08
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Honda CR-V
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Wheel Independent MacPherson Strut

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