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Compare 2015 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Crosstrek
2015 Subaru Forester
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5-Door CVT 2.0i Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XV Crosstrek 5-Door CVT 2.0i Limited 26 34 $23,455 $24,795
XV Crosstrek 5-Door CVT 2.0i Premium 26 34 $22,071 $23,295
XV Crosstrek 5-Door Manual 2.0i 23 31 $20,507 $21,595
XV Crosstrek 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 23 31 $21,154 $22,295
XV Crosstrek Hybrid 5-Door 30 34 $24,735 $25,995
XV Crosstrek Hybrid 5-Door Touring 30 34 $27,804 $29,295
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4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,690 $28,495
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,927 $33,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $26,313 $28,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $21,904 $23,195
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $23,639 $25,095
Forester 4-Door CVT 2.5i Touring PZEV 24 32 $28,144 $30,095
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $20,995 $22,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $23,203 $24,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,455
$26,690
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,795
$28,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek is a small hatchback with an attitude, combining some extra capability with efficient engines and standard all-wheel drive. The 2015 Subaru Forester remains one of the best cars you can buy, thanks to exceptional safety, versatility, and all-weather capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 53
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 43
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.5 103.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
63.6 68.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 70.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
29.5 31.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.3 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
32 37.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
35 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
51.9 68.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
64.2 71.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
22.3 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
53 45.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 10.9
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 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3624
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 250 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 3.50 - 0.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.11
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.61
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru XV Crosstrek Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 (Est) 7.1
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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