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2014 Subaru Forester 2013 Mazda CX-5 2013 Honda CR-V
     
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited
  • 2.0XT Premium
  • 2.5i Touring
  • 2.0XT Touring
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
LX 2WD
  • LX 2WD
  • LX AWD
  • EX 2WD
  • EX AWD
  • EX-L 2WD
  • EX-L 2WD with RES
  • EX-L AWD
  • EX-L 2WD with Navigation
  • EX-L AWD with RES
  • EX-L AWD with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $22,995 $20,995 $22,795
Invoice $21,724 $20,396 $21,413
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.6 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.5 8.9
Performance 7.4 8.4 7.5
Interior 7.4 7.8 8.0
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.7
Reliability 3.0 2.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy back seat
  • Large cargo hold
  • Good fuel economy
  • Well-made cabin
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Impressive cargo room for the class
  • Outstanding performance
  • Good safety score
  • Spacious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Impressive standard tech features
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Hard-to-use navigation system
  • Tight second row
  • Slightly underpowered engine
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Lacks powerful engine options

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 24 City / 32 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 106.300 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 179.300 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 72.400 71.6
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 67.300 65.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3346 3208 3305

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 1500

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard 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 Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.3 103.800 104.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.100 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43 41.000 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57 57.500 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 55.200 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.000 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38 39.300 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.500 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53 53.700 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 74.7 65.400 70.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.4 34.100 37.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 34.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat 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
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors 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 Regular Unleaded H-4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.0L/122 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5800 155 @ 6000 185 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 174 @ 4100 150 @ 4000 163 @ 4400
Transmission CVT w/OD Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 34.8 36.700 37.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 35 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.8 15.3

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.