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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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $25,967 $27,660
CR-V EX AWD 27 32 $27,371 $29,160
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,298 $30,150
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 32 $29,702 $31,650
CR-V LX 2WD 28 34 $23,617 $25,150
CR-V LX AWD 27 32 $25,022 $26,650
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $31,293 $33,350
CR-V Touring AWD 27 32 $32,698 $34,850
CR-V Hybrid EX AWD 40 35 $28,495 $30,360
CR-V Hybrid EX-L AWD 40 35 $30,825 $32,850
CR-V Hybrid LX AWD 40 35 $26,145 $27,850
CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD 40 35 $33,821 $36,050
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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
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Adventure AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 Adventure AWD 25 33 $31,000 $33,155
RAV4 Hybrid LE AWD 41 38 $26,791 $28,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 41 38 $34,808 $37,030
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 41 38 $28,008 $29,795
RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium AWD 41 38 $30,552 $32,500
RAV4 Hybrid XSE AWD 41 38 $32,385 $34,450
RAV4 LE AWD 27 34 $25,666 $27,450
RAV4 LE FWD 27 35 $24,357 $26,050
RAV4 Limited AWD 25 33 $33,642 $35,980
RAV4 Limited FWD 27 35 $32,333 $34,580
RAV4 TRD Off Road AWD 25 32 $33,456 $35,780
RAV4 XLE AWD 27 33 $26,876 $28,745
RAV4 XLE FWD 28 35 $25,567 $27,345
RAV4 XLE Premium AWD 27 33 $29,406 $31,450
RAV4 XLE Premium FWD 28 35 $28,097 $30,050
RAV4 Prime SE N/A N/A $35,815 $38,100
RAV4 Prime XSE N/A N/A $38,939 $41,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,967
$23,099
$31,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,660
$24,495
$33,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$408 / month
$553 / month
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 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57.2 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.3 41
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.1 54.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 39.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
38 41.2 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 53.6 47.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.2 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.6 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 111.9 98.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 61.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
104.8 105.1 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.5 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63 61.6 62.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.1 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 67.5 68.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7 8.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
39.2 31.1 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.8 76.1 69.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
39.2 31.1 37.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11.2 11.1
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 11.6 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 16.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3398 3449 3655
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
179 @ 2000 176 @ 4400 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 182 @ 5800 203 @ 6600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.69 4.01
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.60 - 0.75 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.64 3.70 3.18
Trans Type
1 7 8
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56 0.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 3.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.46
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.95
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.22
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.1 6.3
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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