Compare Honda Element vs Subaru Forester

Overview

Engine
2.4L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
5-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.4L Inline-4 Gas
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
166 hp @ 5800 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
161 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
5-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,515 lbs
3,449 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
1,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
22 MPG
29 MPG
City
20 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
25 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
5
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
16.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
318 miles
431.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
397.5 miles
547.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
169.9 in
182.1 in
Height
70.4 in
67.5 in
Max Width
71.6 in
71.5 in
Front Width
62.1 in
61.6 in
Rear Width
62.3 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
101.4 in
105.1 in
Ground Clearance
6.9 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41 in
43.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
43.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
57.1 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55 in
54.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.2 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
47.6 in
53.6 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
74.6 ft³
76.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
25.1 ft³
31.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
31.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.9 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Steel Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x TBD
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x TBD
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P215/70R16
P225/60HR17
Rear Tire
P215/70R16
P225/60HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Gray, Fabric seat trim
  • Titanium, Fabric seat trim
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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