Compare 2022 Honda CR-V vs 2021 Subaru Forester

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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V EX 2WD 28 34 $26,500 $28,260
CR-V EX AWD N/A N/A $27,904 $29,760
CR-V EX-L 2WD 28 34 $28,925 $30,850
CR-V EX-L AWD N/A N/A $30,328 $32,350
CR-V LX 2WD 28 34 $24,549 $25,750
CR-V LX AWD 27 32 $25,976 $27,250
CR-V Special Edition 2WD 28 34 $25,691 $26,950
CR-V Special Edition AWD 27 32 $27,118 $28,450
CR-V Touring AWD N/A N/A $32,774 $35,550
CR-V Hybrid EX AWD 40 35 $29,028 $30,960
CR-V Hybrid EX-L AWD 40 35 $31,452 $33,550
CR-V Hybrid Touring AWD 40 35 $33,879 $36,750
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,500
$23,375
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,260
$24,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$413 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A perennial bestseller, the 2022 Honda CR-V charms with its roominess, comfort, efficiency, and safety ratings. 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.
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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
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