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

2021 Honda CR-V
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2021 Honda CR-V
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $23,375 $24,795
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $29,337 $31,395
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $26,120 $27,795
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $27,591 $29,395
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $32,541 $34,895
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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
N/A
$23,375
$31,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$24,795
$33,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$413 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
6.4
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. A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs. 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
- 26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
- 33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.2 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43.3 41
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 111.9 98.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.1 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
- 41.2 39.5
Passenger Capacity
- 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.6 47.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.2 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
- 39.6 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 67.5 68.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
- 105.1 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.5 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.6 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.1 181.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 31.1 37.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 73.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 31.1 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 76.1 69.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.2 11.1
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)
- 11.6 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 16.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.4 37.4
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA NA
Rear Tire Size
- P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/60HR17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
- Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 150 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3449 3615
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 176 @ 4400 184 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
- NA NA
Displacement
- 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 182 @ 5800 203 @ 6600
Engine Type
- Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 33 33
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.60 - 0.75 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.70 3.18
Trans Type
- 7 8
Drivetrain
- All Wheel All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.69 4.01
Trans Order Code
- NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56 0.81
Trans Description Cont.
- CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.95
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 3.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Subaru Forester Toyota RAV4
Body Style
- Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.1 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 550
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