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 $25,583 $27,250
CR-V EX AWD 27 33 $26,894 $28,650
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $27,923 $29,750
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 33 $29,234 $31,150
CR-V LX 2WD 26 32 $22,869 $24,350
CR-V LX AWD 25 31 $24,179 $25,750
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $30,732 $32,750
CR-V Touring AWD 27 33 $32,042 $34,150
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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
$25,583
$22,915
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,250
$24,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 61.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.7 105.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.2 35.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.8 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.2 35.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Brakes
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 3449
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.64 3.70
Trans Type
1 7
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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2019 Honda CR-V
  • Refreshed 2020 CR-V is here
  • Rebates: Up to $500 off
  • Lease: From $249/mo.
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2019 Subaru Forester
  • 2020 Forester arriving; 2019s still widely available
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
  • Lease a 2019 from $257 for 36 months
  • Get 2.9% APR for 48 months on either model year

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