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2014 Buick Encore 2014 Subaru Forester 2014 Honda CR-V
     
FWD
  • FWD
  • AWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium AWD
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
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 $24,160 $22,995 $23,120
Invoice $23,194 $21,724 $21,718
Avg. Paid $24,396 N/A $22,566

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.4 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.2 8.8
Performance 7.3 7.4 7.5
Interior 7.5 7.4 8.1
Safety 8.9 9.3 9.2
Reliability 4.0 3.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great fuel economy
  • Attractive, upscale interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy back seat
  • Large cargo hold
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy front and back seats
  • Standard rearview camera
  • Lots of storage space
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Small cargo hold
  • Hard-to-use navigation system
  • Lacks more powerful engine options

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged I4 1.4/83 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy 23 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 100.60 103.9 103.1
Length, Overall (in) 168.40 180.9 178.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.90 70.7 71.6
Height, Overall (in) 65.20 66.4 64.7

Doors & Windows

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3190 3346 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
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror 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.) 92.8 108.3 104.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.60 41.4 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.80 43 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.10 57 58.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.70 53.9 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.80 39.8 38.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.70 38 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.50 56.5 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) 50.10 53 53.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 48.40 74.7 70.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 18.80 34.4 37.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 34.4 37.2

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 Standard

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 Optional Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard 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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard 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
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged I4 Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.4/83 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 4900 170 @ 5800 185 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 1850 174 @ 4100 163 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 36.7 34.8 37

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 32 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 15.9 15.3

Suspension

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

Transmission

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