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You are in the Suzuki Grand Vitara/Vitara
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Liberty, Ford Escape, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Saturn VUE, SUV
Apr 29, 2005 (7:21 am)
Yes, it's max front, min rear. In other words, they put the front seat all the way back.
This measure hurts the Forester, which has the most front leg room in its class, and makes the rear seat seem smaller than it actually is.
Here's some data to chew on, I posted earlier in this thread: ateixeira, "Subaru Forester vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Jeep Liberty vs Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute vs Saturn Vue" #4410, 6 Apr 2005 12:30 pm
Forester has more combined leg room than the RAV4, Vitara, or even BMW X3.
When you factor that in room is not bad.
#4434 of 4943 Re: Leg Room [ateixeira]
Apr 29, 2005 (8:33 am)
Thanks to you and to baggs32 for the preceding post. I forgot that the CR-V's read seat is adjustable. I suspected that it was min. rear. That eases my mind a bit.
There is one other interesting bit about the CR-V / Forester comparison. My wife, who has small feet even for her 5' 2" height said that the brake / accelerator position was awkward for her. She can't move back and forth between the two without lifting her heel because the brake is much farther forward than the accelerator. She tried two models and they were both the same. I know that the brake is supposed to be forward a bit, but it was extreme for her. Has anyone else run into this sort of issue in either the CR-V or the Forester?
Apr 29, 2005 (8:41 am)
I'll have to pay attention tonight when I drive home.
I think the brake pedal may be close to you so that if your foot slips you hit the brakes first, and don't runaway at full throttle.
I have size 11 feet so it's not a problem for me, I can use my heel to pivot between the two in my Forester.
#4436 of 4943 Re: Forester Leg Room [baggs32]
May 02, 2005 (4:59 pm)
"Of course you do lose some cargo space if you opt for more legroom."
The published CR-V specs of 39 Inches of rear leg room are with the rear seat all the way back. The published specs of 33 Cu Feet of cargo is also with the rear seat all the way back.
So essentially, instead of losing some cargo space, you can "opt to lose some legroom" and gain cargo space. I estimate about 40 Cu feet back there with the seats slid all the way forward.
One should keep in mind that the CR-V is a taller space, and you might be able to fit more of what you carry behind the Subaru rear seat.
May 02, 2005 (5:04 pm)
True, but you'll likely have to stack it. Not a viable option for groceries, for instance.
The Subies have a good amount of floor space.
#4438 of 4943 Re: Forester Leg Room [stevedebi]
May 02, 2005 (7:51 pm)
sat in a forester for about 1 1/2 went to Long Island to go fishing ,we left from NJ,and I must say it was a nice ride,but I'm about 5.8 and I think if the seat went back a tad more I would be sold
#4439 of 4943 Re: Taller Cargo [ateixeira]
May 03, 2005 (5:28 am)
Thanks for saving me from having to type that juice.
A taller cargo space is nice if you have to tow along something solid and tall which I'm guessing doesn't happen all that often. At least for me anyway. Most of what you haul around back there are individual, "loose" items which become potentially deadly projectiles if not secured properly.
Face it, you're not going to fit an oven/range, refrigerator, w/d, etc. in the back of any of these small utes. This past January I had a new bathroom vanity, medicine cabinet, and sink (all boxed) along with various other hardware in the back of our Escape (back seats down flat of course). Anything much bigger than that will not fit in a CR-V either so the extra height is lost if you ask me. It may give CR-V owners some bragging rights but that's about it.
May 03, 2005 (7:43 am)
I think Juice took home a new Fridge in the back of his Forester.
May 03, 2005 (8:21 am)
It was actually an oversized clothes washer (6 bushel size), but it was still in the cardboard box.
It fit inside my Forester, hatch closed!
Forester's cargo area is actually longer than the CR-V's because you can slide boxes forward all the way to the back of the seats. The CR-V's seats tumble forward so it's not as long, but taller, in shape.
#4442 of 4943 Not to make anyone envious
May 03, 2005 (8:27 am)
But my new truck can put a 10' ladder in it from the passenger side dash to the rear hatch!