Compare 2018 Honda CR-V vs 2018 Subaru Forester vs 2018 Toyota RAV4

2018 Honda CR-V
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2018 Subaru Forester
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2018 Toyota RAV4
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $25,396 $27,050
CR-V EX AWD 27 33 $26,707 $28,450
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $27,736 $29,550
CR-V EX-L 2WD w/Navi 28 34 $28,672 $30,550
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 33 $29,047 $30,950
CR-V EX-L AWD w/Navi 27 33 $29,983 $31,950
CR-V LX 2WD 26 32 $22,775 $24,250
CR-V LX AWD 25 31 $24,085 $25,650
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $30,732 $32,750
CR-V Touring AWD 27 33 $32,042 $34,150
Select style
2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,607 $29,495
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $33,675 $36,090
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,455 $23,795
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,505 $29,395
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,547 $22,795
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition CVT 26 32 $25,634 $27,345
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition w/EyeSight CVT 26 32 $26,657 $28,540
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,649 $26,195
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,215 $25,695
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $30,887 $33,090
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 22 28 $26,781 $28,650
RAV4 Adventure FWD 23 30 $26,126 $27,950
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 34 30 $25,743 $27,385
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 34 30 $32,223 $34,280
RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD 34 30 $30,489 $32,435
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 34 30 $27,523 $29,280
RAV4 LE AWD 22 28 $24,366 $26,060
RAV4 LE FWD 23 30 $23,057 $24,660
RAV4 Limited AWD 22 28 $30,439 $32,555
RAV4 Limited FWD 23 29 $29,130 $31,155
RAV4 Platinum AWD 22 28 $34,033 $36,400
RAV4 Platinum FWD 23 29 $32,724 $35,000
RAV4 SE AWD 22 28 $28,461 $30,440
RAV4 SE FWD 23 29 $27,152 $29,040
RAV4 XLE AWD 22 28 $25,386 $27,150
RAV4 XLE FWD 23 30 $24,077 $25,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,396
$27,607
$26,781
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,050
$29,495
$28,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$492 / month
$478 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice. The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 53 48.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.5 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 103.3 100.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 56.5 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 53.9 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 38 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38 40 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 61.1 61.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 70.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
63 60.9 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 103.9 104.7
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 68.2 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7 6.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.2 31.5 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.8 68.5 73.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.2 31.5 38.4
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 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.2 -
Brakes
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)
10.2 10.9 11.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 12.4 11.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8 36.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/55HR18 P235/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/55HR18 P235/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3653 3605
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - 550
Engine
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 250 @ 5600 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
179 @ 2000 258 @ 2000 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.64 4.11 4.07
Trans Type
1 8 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.35 4.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.50 - 0.98 3.30
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.42
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 7.0 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
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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