Compare 2005 Subaru Forester vs 2005 Honda CR-V

2005 Subaru Forester
2005 Honda CR-V
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4-Door 2.5 X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Automatic 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 X Manual 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Automatic w/Moonroof 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS L.L. Bean Edition Automatic 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XS Manual w/Moonroof 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Automatic w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
Forester (Natl) 4-Door 2.5 XT Manual w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
Select style
2WD LX AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD LX AT 23 29 $18,657 $20,195
CR-V 4WD EX AT 22 27 $21,752 $23,550
CR-V 4WD EX AT SE 22 27 $23,320 $25,250
CR-V 4WD EX MT 21 26 $20,922 $22,650
CR-V 4WD LX AT 22 27 $19,764 $21,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,570
$18,657
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.5 106.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 181.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 66.2
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 103.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
32.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
64.1 72.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.0 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
67.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x 0.94 11.8 x 0.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 16.38
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 33.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/65R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3135 3318
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 162 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 160 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.04
Trans Type
4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Honda CR-V
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Reactive-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
HD Raised Control-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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