Originally Posted by FKL
^Great information, nthach, thank you.
I find it interesting that Honda can have their element perform to such high levels, but the CRV drop the ball so much. Congratulations to Subaru and Jeep though, the new Forester is a phenomenal SUV, and I always appreciate the added, dare I say, German "solidness" from Subaru products over comparable Honda/Toyota products.
The Element is "boxier" and somewhat more rugged than the CR-V. The CR-V was conceived in Japan, while the Element was penned and engineered in Torrance and Ohio.