Compare 2005 Subaru Forester vs 2005 Honda CR-V

2005 Subaru Forester
2005 Honda CR-V
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 23 30 $19,843 $21,445
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 22 28 $20,570 $22,245
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 23 30 $21,942 $23,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 22 28 $22,669 $24,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Moonroof XS 23 30 $22,850 $24,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Moonroof XS 22 28 $23,577 $25,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT 19 24 $23,856 $25,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS L.L. Bean Edition 22 28 $24,393 $26,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT 20 23 $24,583 $26,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XT w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,395 $27,545
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XT w/Premium Pkg 20 23 $26,122 $28,345
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2WD AT LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD AT LX 23 29 $18,657 $20,195
4WD AT LX 22 27 $19,764 $21,395
4WD MT EX 21 26 $20,922 $22,650
4WD AT EX 22 27 $21,752 $23,550
4WD AT EX SE 22 27 $23,320 $25,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,843
$18,657
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,445
$20,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$337 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.2 181.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.3
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
Variable 16.38
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR16 P215/65R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3090 3318
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.65
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.04
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.44
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester (Natl) Honda CR-V
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
HD Raised Reactive-Link

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