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2011 Subaru Forester 2011 Honda CR-V 2011 Chevrolet Equinox
     
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual with Alloy Wheel Value Package
  • 2.5X Manual PZEV
  • 2.5X Manual with Alloy Wheel Value Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Automatic with Alloy Wheel Value Package
  • 2.5X Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5X Automatic with Alloy Wheel Value Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Manual
  • 2.5X Premium Manual with All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Premium Manual PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Manual with All-Weather Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package and TomTom Navigation
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package PZEV
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic with All-Weather Package and TomTom Navigation PZEV
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5X Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5X Limited PZEV
  • 2.5X Limited with Navigation PZEV
  • 2.5XT Premium
  • 2.5X Touring
  • 2.5X Touring with Navigation
  • 2.5X Touring PZEV
  • 2.5X Touring with Navigation PZEV
  • 2.5XT Touring
  • 2.5XT Touring with Navigation
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • SE 2WD
  • LX 4WD
  • SE 4WD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 4WD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L 4WD with Navigation
FWD 4dr LS
  • FWD 4dr LS
  • FWD 4dr 1LT
  • AWD 4dr LS
  • AWD 4dr 1LT
  • FWD 4dr 2LT
  • AWD 4dr 2LT
  • FWD 4dr LTZ
  • AWD 4dr LTZ

Prices

MSRP $20,495 $21,895 $22,995
Invoice $19,397 $20,380 $21,845
Avg. Paid $16,582 $15,497 $15,066

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.8 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.4 8.9 9.3
Performance 8.4 8.1 7.9
Interior 8.0 8.4 8.8
Operating Cost 8.0 8.3 8.1
Safety 8.8 8.3 9.3
Reliability 3.5 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious interior and ample cargo space
  • Comfortable seats
  • Above-average reliability score
  • Comfortable, high-quality interior
  • Ample cargo space
  • Roomy front and back seats
  • Well-designed interior
  • Excellent fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • Solid reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Not as refined as some competitors
  • Lone engine choice is underpowered
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Uninspiring driving experience

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas I4 ECOTEC 2.4/146.5
MPG 21 City / 27 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.0 103.1 112.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.5 179.3 187.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.6 72.5
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 66.1 66.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3386 3786

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 103.8 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.9 40.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 41.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 56.9 55.8
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9 51.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.6 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 38.5 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 56.0 55.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.6 51.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 72.9 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 35.7 31.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard 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 Flat 4 Gas I4 Gas I4 ECOTEC
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144 2.4/146.5
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5800 180 @ 6800 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 174 @ 4100 161 @ 4400 172 @ 4900
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 34.8 37.8 40.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 15.3 18.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent Strut-type
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link Independent Trailing arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard