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Compare 2020 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Toyota RAV4

2020 Honda CR-V
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2020 Subaru Forester
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2021 Toyota RAV4
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $25,873 $27,560
CR-V EX AWD 27 32 $27,278 $29,060
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,204 $30,050
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 32 $29,608 $31,550
CR-V LX 2WD 28 34 $23,524 $25,050
CR-V LX AWD 27 32 $24,928 $26,550
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $31,200 $33,250
CR-V Touring AWD 27 32 $32,604 $34,750
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,099 $24,495
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,062 $31,095
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $25,753 $27,395
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,224 $28,995
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,266 $34,595
2021 Toyota RAV4
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,873
$23,099
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,560
$24,495
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$459 / month
$408 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda CR-V hits right at the heart of many buyers’ needs: comfortable, spacious, quiet, and efficient. The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner. The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
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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 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 -
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 53.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 61.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.8 105.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
63 61.6 -
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.8 76.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.2 31.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.2 31.1 -
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
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 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 -
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/60HR17 -
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)
3398 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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26 -
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.69 -
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 3.60 - 0.75 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.64 3.70 -
Trans Type
1 7 -
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.1 -
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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2020 Subaru Forester
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  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
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