Compare 2021 Honda CR-V vs 2020 Subaru Forester

2021 Honda CR-V
2020 Subaru Forester
Add Vehicle
Get Your Price
Select style
EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $26,126 $27,860
CR-V EX AWD 27 32 $27,530 $29,360
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,550 $30,450
CR-V EX-L AWD 27 32 $29,954 $31,950
CR-V LX 2WD 28 34 $24,168 $25,350
CR-V LX AWD 27 32 $25,596 $26,850
CR-V Special Edition 2WD 28 34 $25,310 $26,550
CR-V Special Edition AWD 27 32 $26,737 $28,050
CR-V Touring 2WD 28 34 $31,025 $33,650
CR-V Touring AWD 27 32 $32,406 $35,150
CR-V Hybrid EX AWD N/A N/A $28,653 $30,560
CR-V Hybrid EX-L AWD N/A N/A $31,077 $33,150
CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD N/A N/A $33,511 $36,350
Select style
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,126
$23,099
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,860
$24,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$464 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda CR-V wins hundreds of thousands of wallets each year and it’s no surprise: it’s spacious, comfortable, efficient, and quiet. The 2020 Subaru Forester is an incredible value among compact crossovers and a former Best Car To Buy winner.
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)
104.8 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63 61.6
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.1
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)
1500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3398 3449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 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
Next Steps: Get Free Price Quotes!
2021 Honda CR-V
  • 2022 Honda CR-V is in showrooms now
  • Lease: From $259/mo.
  • Rebates: No cash offers
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
Get Your Price
2020 Subaru Forester

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue