Compare 2015 Subaru Forester vs 2014 Honda CR-V

2015 Subaru Forester
2014 Honda CR-V
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
4-Door CVT PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,717 $23,120
AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,887 $24,370
2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,683 $25,220
AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,853 $26,470
2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $26,164 $27,870
2WD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 23 31 $26,819 $28,570
AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $27,334 $29,120
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 23 31 $27,568 $29,370
AWD 5-Door w/RES EX-L 22 30 $27,989 $29,820
AWD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 22 30 $28,738 $30,620
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,995
$21,717
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$23,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability. The 2014 Honda CR-V isn't exactly sprightly, but it nails efficiency on a few levels and finally brings more features to the family-wagon fight.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 104.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 64.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.4 37.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.7 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.4 37.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.9 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.8
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)
10.8 12
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P215/70SR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 163 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 185 @ 7000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.65
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.04
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Honda CR-V
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 410
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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