Compare 2012 Dodge Journey vs 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Dodge Journey
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2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Subaru Forester
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Select style
AWD 4-Door Crew
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Journey AWD 4-Door Crew 16 24 $28,595 $29,995
Journey AWD 4-Door R/T 16 24 $30,251 $31,795
Journey AWD 4-Door SXT 16 24 $25,283 $26,395
Journey FWD 4-Door American Value Pkg 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
Journey FWD 4-Door Crew 17 25 $26,939 $28,195
Journey FWD 4-Door R/T 17 25 $28,595 $29,995
Journey FWD 4-Door SE 19 26 $18,855 $18,995
Journey FWD 4-Door SXT 19 26 $22,155 $22,995
Select style
2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
Select style
4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,580 $21,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,905 $26,595
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,214 $26,895
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,888 $22,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,869 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,178 $24,595
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,094 $27,895
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,403 $28,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,407 $27,095
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $27,992 $29,895
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,489 $20,595
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $19,798 $20,895
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,960 $23,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,269 $23,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,595
$23,098
$20,580
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$24,595
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$410 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Practical without being too prim, the 2012 Dodge Journey cuts an interesting figure and spans the gulf between compact crossovers and family-grade SUVs. The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. The 2012 Subaru Forester is tough, all-weather-capable, and one of the best-handling compact crossovers--plus, a blast to drive in XT turbo form--but an old-tech automatic transmission and econo-caliber interior remain letdowns.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - AWD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA - -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.5 52.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA - -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.6 38.3 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.0 41.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.1 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.6 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 101.5 107.6
Third Leg Room (in)
NA - -
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 38.6 40.4
Third Hip Room (in)
NA - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.4 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3 43.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.6 65.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.8 - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 103.1 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.6 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.8 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 178.3 179.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.4 39.0 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.6 37.2 68.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.1 - TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
67.6 70.9 33.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.5 12.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 15.3 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.7 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.3 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TBK NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R19 P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TWV NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R19 P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TWV NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2500 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2500 1500 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
250 150 240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
375 225 360
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4238 3365 3300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Compact
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.0 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.0 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 7.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD - 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4400 163 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
ERB NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
283 @ 6350 185 @ 7000 170 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.44 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 up/1.57 down 0.73 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.12 2.65 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.28 1.03 1.00
Trans Type
6 5 4
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.00 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 1.51 1.55
Trans Order Code
DG2 NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD - -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Dodge Journey Honda CR-V Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 7.1 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6 5
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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