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2014 Subaru Forester 2013 Ford Escape 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 S
  • FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • 4WD 4dr SEL
  • FWD 4dr Titanium
  • 4WD 4dr Titanium
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 $22,470 $22,795
Invoice $21,724 $21,178 $21,413
Avg. Paid $22,664 N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 7.7 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.2 8.0 8.9
Performance 7.4 8.0 7.5
Interior 7.4 7.1 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
  • Small-car handling
  • Good fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive
  • Strong safety score
  • Spacious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Impressive standard tech features
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
Cons
  • Hard-to-use navigation system
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Outdated navigation system
  • Lacks powerful engine options

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 24 City / 32 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 105.900 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 178.100 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 72.400 71.6
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 66.300 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 3598 3305

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 Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver 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
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers 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
Mirror Memory Standard
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 98.100 104.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 39.900 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43 40.400 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57 56.000 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.800 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.000 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38 36.800 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 55.300 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53 52.400 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 74.7 68.100 70.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 74.7 34.300 37.2
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

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Rear Seat Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights 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 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5800 168 @ 6000 185 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 174 @ 4100 170 @ 4500 163 @ 4400
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter 34.8 37.000 37.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.100 15.3

Suspension

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

Transmission

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