Compare 2008 Honda CR-V vs 2008 Subaru Forester

2008 Honda CR-V
2008 Subaru Forester
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,358 $22,950
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $23,723 $25,500
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 27 $25,300 $27,200
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,272 $20,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,471 $24,150
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $24,836 $26,700
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 26 $26,413 $28,400
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,385 $21,900
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4-Door Automatic Sports X
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,358
$21,202
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,950
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 95.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 176.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 99.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.9 68.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.6 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.40
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9
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 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P215/60HR16
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)
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)
3415 3185
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4200 166 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
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.)
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 4-Wheel Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Wheel Independent

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