Compare 2010 Subaru Forester vs 2008 Honda CR-V

2010 Subaru Forester
2008 Honda CR-V
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4-Door Manual 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
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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
$19,214
$19,272
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$20,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling. 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)
38.0 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.6 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.6 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 177.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.5 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
53.25 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.3 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)
42.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.5 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 15.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 37.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3389
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel 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
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 161 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
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
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Honda CR-V
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson-type MacPherson Strut
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
Double wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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