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2010 Honda Element 2010 Subaru Forester 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander
     
2WD Automatic LX
  • 2WD Automatic LX
  • 4WD Automatic LX
  • 2WD Automatic EX
  • 4WD Automatic EX
  • 2WD Automatic SC
  • 2WD Automatic EX with Navigation
  • 4WD Automatic EX with Navigation
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Manual with Premium Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.5X Automatic with Premium Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5X Limited PZEV
  • 2.5XT with Premium Package
  • 2.5XT Limited
2WD 4dr ES
  • 2WD 4dr ES
  • 4WD 4dr ES
  • 2WD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • 2WD 4dr XLS
  • 4WD 4dr XLS
  • 4WD 4dr GT

Prices

MSRP $20,525 $20,295 $20,840
Invoice $19,110 $19,214 $19,859
Avg. Paid $13,530 $15,263 $10,890

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.4 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.4 8.6
Performance 7.4 8.4 7.8
Interior 7.7 8.0 7.4
Operating Cost 8.2 7.9 8.0
Safety 8.8 9.4 9.3
Reliability 4.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Versatile seats and cargo area
  • Easy-to-clean interior
  • Generous cargo space
  • Comfortable, spacious interior
  • Easy to drive
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Large interior and  cargo space
  • Sporty handling
Cons
  • Only has four seats
  • Seats somewhat uncomfortable
  • Suicide doors can make side access difficult
  • Interior lack refinement of some competitors
  • Available third row is tiny
  • Low-rent interior

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 20 City / 25 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4-Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.4 103 105.1
Length, Overall (in) 169.9 179.5 183.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 70.1 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 65.9 66.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 3250 3384

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.6 107.6 100.4
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 41.6 40.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 43.1 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.1 56.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 52.9 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 40.4 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 38.0 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.6 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 52.7 51.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 74.6 68.3 72.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 25.1 33.5 36.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
Cassette Optional
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 5800 170 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 161 @ 4000 170 @ 4400 167 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD CVT
Turning diameter 34.9 34.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.9 16.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Control-Link MacPherson-type MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Compact Double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard