Compare 2019 Honda CR-V vs 2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Honda CR-V
2019 Subaru Forester
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $25,677 $27,350
CR-V EX AWD 27 33 $26,987 $28,750
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,017 $29,850
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 33 $29,328 $31,250
CR-V LX 2WD 26 32 $22,962 $24,450
CR-V LX AWD 25 31 $24,273 $25,850
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $30,825 $32,850
CR-V Touring AWD 27 33 $32,136 $34,250
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
Forester 2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
Forester 2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
Forester 2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
Forester 2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,677
$22,915

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,350
$24,295

Monthly Payment Estimate

$456 / month
$405 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.2
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Honda CR-V rewards owners with fantastic utility and great safety scores. The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 33 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 2WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.9 111.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 57.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 43.3

Front Hip Room (in)

55.1 54.1

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

40.4 39.4

Front Head Room (in)

38 41.2

Second Hip Room (in)

49.5 53.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.9 58.2

Second Head Room (in)

39.1 39.6

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

66.1 67.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.7 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

104.7 105.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73 71.5

Track Width, Front (in)

63 61.6

Length, Overall (in)

180.6 182.1

Liftover Height (in)

- 28.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 8.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

39.2 31.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

39.2 31.1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

75.8 74.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 43.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 70.3

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 51.2

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 34.8

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 35.7

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 11.2

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)

11.1 11.6

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14 16.6

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 35.4

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P225/60HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/60HR18 P225/60HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

NA 1500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3358 3449

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 -

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

190 @ 5600 182 @ 5800

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

179 @ 2000 176 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 33

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 26

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 29

Transmission

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.86 3.69

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 - 0.41 3.60 - 0.75

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

5.64 3.70

Trans Type

1 7

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.56

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

NA -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 6.1

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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