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2011 Honda Element 2011 Subaru Forester 2011 Mazda CX-7
     
2WD Automatic LX
  • 2WD Automatic LX
  • 4WD Automatic LX
  • 2WD Automatic EX
  • 4WD Automatic EX
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
FWD 4dr i SV
  • FWD 4dr i SV
  • FWD 4dr i Sport
  • FWD 4dr s Touring
  • FWD 4dr i Touring
  • AWD 4dr s Touring
  • FWD 4dr s Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $20,825 $20,495 $21,990
Invoice $19,388 $19,397 $20,921
Avg. Paid $15,842 $17,658 $14,619

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.1 7.9
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.4 8.4
Performance 7.2 8.4 8.5
Interior 7.7 8.0 7.6
Operating Cost 8.2 8.0 8.0
Safety 9.4 8.8 8.7
Reliability 3.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Easy-to-clean interior
  • Versatile cargo and seating configurations
  • Strong safety and reliability ratings
  • Spacious interior and ample cargo space
  • Comfortable seats
  • Above-average reliability score
  • Nimble handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Strong turbocharged engine
Cons
  • Only seats four
  • Seats not very comfortable
  • Not as refined as some competitors
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Limited cargo and rear passenger space
  • Low safety score

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 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.5L/151
MPG 20 City / 25 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy 20 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.4 103.0 108.3
Length, Overall (in) 169.9 179.5 184.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 70.1 73.7
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 65.9 64.8

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 - TBD - 3496

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 Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.6 - TBD - 101.7
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 39.8 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 43.6 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 53.4 58.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 - TBD - 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 39.3 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 33.7 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 53.6 55.8
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 - TBD - 53.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 74.6 - TBD - 58.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 25.1 - TBD - 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System 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 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.5L/152 2.5L/151
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 166 @ 5800 170 @ 5800 161 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 161 @ 4000 174 @ 4100 161 @ 3500
Transmission Automatic Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 34.9 34.8 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.9 16.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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