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2013 Subaru Forester 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
     
2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Manual
  • 2.5X Automatic
  • 2.5X Premium Manual
  • 2.5X Premium Automatic
  • 2.5X Limited
  • 2.5XT Premium
  • 2.5X Touring
  • 2.5XT Touring
2.0i Premium Manual
  • 2.0i Premium Manual
  • 2.0i Premium Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited Automatic
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • FWD 1LT
  • AWD LS
  • AWD 1LT
  • FWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $21,295 $21,995 $24,225
Invoice $20,166 $20,876 $23,014
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 7.6 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.0 7.5 8.0
Performance 8.2 7.1 7.2
Interior 8.0 8.0 8.0
Safety 9.0 10.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious interior
  • Sporty handling
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Great fuel economy
  • Composed, car-like ride
  • Excellent safety score
  • Comfortable, composed handling
  • Good fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Outdated four-speed automatic transmission
  • Mediocre interior quality
  • Underpowered engine
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Less cargo space than some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4 2.5L/152 Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122 Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4/145
MPG 21 City / 27 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Hatchback Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.000 103.700 112.50
Length, Overall (in) 179.500 175.200 187.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.100 70.100 72.50
Height, Overall (in) 65.900 63.600 66.30

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3250 3087 3777

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional 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
Heated Mirrors Standard
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.) 107.600 97.5 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.600 39.800 40.90
Front Leg Room (in) 43.100 43.500 41.20
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.100 55.600 55.80
Front Hip Room (in) 52.900 52.200 54.60
Second Head Room (in) 40.400 37.700 39.20
Second Leg Room (in) 38.000 35.400 39.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 54.200 55.30
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 53.100 51.10
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.300 51.900 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 33.500 22.300 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard 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 Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas Flat 4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/122 2.4/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5800 148 @ 6200 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 174 @ 4100 145 @ 4200 172 @ 4900
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 34.400 34.800 40.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 15.900 18.8

Suspension

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

Transmission

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