Compare 2013 Honda CR-V vs 2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Honda CR-V
2013 Subaru Forester
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,379 $24,895
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,859 $27,545
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $27,264 $29,045
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,515 $28,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,413 $22,795
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,549 $26,145
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $27,030 $28,795
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,434 $30,295
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,685 $29,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,583 $24,045
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,306 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $21,256 $22,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,362 $24,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,586 $28,395
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,591 $27,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,166 $21,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,870 $24,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,379
$21,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,895
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Honda CR-V hits all the right marks for cost-conscious families—with its interior layout and safety ratings both best-in-class—although it doesn't feel as sprightly as former CR-V models. The rugged 2013 Subaru Forester handles well and copes confidently with any weather and road surface--and the XT turbo models are sporty--but its economy-car interior and sluggish automatic remain drawbacks.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.000
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 41.600
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 107.600
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.100
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 40.400
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.600
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.100
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 52.900
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.100
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.200
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 8.700
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 179.500
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.600
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.900
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.400
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 60.200
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.000
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 34.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.900
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
51.0 61.800
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 68.300
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.0 42.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.500
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 33.500
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.700 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)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 16.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 34.400
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.200
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/70D17
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)
225 360
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 3300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4400 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 7000 170 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.272
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.545
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.444
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.694
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.785
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
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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