Compare 2011 Subaru Forester vs 2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Subaru Forester
2011 Honda CR-V
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4-Door Automatic 2.5X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited PZEV 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System 21 27 $24,814 $26,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited w/Navigation System PZEV 21 27 $25,122 $26,795
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nav 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-W Pkg & TomTom Nv PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 21 27 $22,778 $24,195
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 21 27 $23,086 $24,495
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring PZEV 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring w/Navigation System 21 27 $26,186 $27,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X Touring w/Navigation System PZEV 21 27 $26,494 $28,295
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 21 27 $20,488 $21,695
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 21 27 $20,796 $21,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $25,316 $26,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Touring w/Navigation System 19 24 $28,084 $29,995
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X PZEV 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium PZEV 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg 21 27 $21,869 $23,195
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 21 27 $22,177 $23,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg 21 27 $19,397 $20,495
Forester 4-Door Manual 2.5X w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 21 27 $19,705 $20,795
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 21 28 $22,513 $24,195
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 21 28 $24,971 $26,845
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 21 28 $26,825 $28,845
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 21 28 $20,380 $21,895
CR-V 2WD 5-Door SE 21 28 $21,029 $22,595
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 21 27 $23,672 $25,445
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 21 27 $26,130 $28,095
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 21 27 $27,985 $30,095
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 21 27 $21,539 $23,145
CR-V 4WD 5-Door SE 21 27 $22,188 $23,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,488
$22,513
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,695
$24,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The roomy, versatile 2011 Subaru Forester handles better than just about any other small crossover, though the need for a more modern transmission and a little more cabin refinement keep it from greatness. The 2011 Honda CR-V is homely, as well as unexciting to drive; yet it's a great minivan alternative on many counts—appealing to practical shoppers with a roomy, versatile interior and top safety ratings.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 100.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.5 179.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.9 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 35.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 72.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.3
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65HR16 P225/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3413
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 161 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 180 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.56
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Honda CR-V
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5
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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