Compare 2015 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Subaru Forester

2015 Honda CR-V
2016 Subaru Forester
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 27 34 $23,987 $25,545
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 27 34 $26,421 $28,145
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 27 34 $27,825 $29,645
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 27 34 $22,021 $23,445
CR-V 2WD 5-Door Touring 27 34 $29,697 $31,645
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 26 33 $25,157 $26,795
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 26 33 $28,995 $30,895
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 26 33 $23,191 $24,695
CR-V AWD 5-Door Touring 26 33 $30,868 $32,895
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4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $27,332 $29,195
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $31,569 $33,795
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,955 $28,795
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $22,088 $23,395
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $24,282 $25,795
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,785 $30,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $21,179 $22,395
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $23,848 $25,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,987
$27,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,545
$29,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Honda CR-V is neither sporty nor particularly quick, but fuel efficiency is excellent and it prioritizes interior space, earnest practicality, and cleverly chosen features in a way that buyers appear to crave. The 2016 Subaru Forester continues to be a good value and one of the best small SUVs you can buy, with superb all-weather capability, safety ratings, and versatility.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 103.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38
Front Head Room (in)
38 40
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.7 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 60.9
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 180.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.3 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.3 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 68.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 71.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 31.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 37.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 10.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3437 3624
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 6.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6400 250 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3900 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.50 - 0.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.05 4.11
Trans Type
1 8
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Subaru Forester
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 (Est) 7.1
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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