Compare 2003 Chevrolet Blazer vs 2003 Subaru Forester

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2-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door LS 15 21 $18,774 $20,745
2-Door Xtreme 15 21 $20,674 $22,845
2-Door 4WD LS 15 20 $21,489 $23,745
4-Door LS 17 23 $22,348 $24,695
4-Door 4WD LS 15 19 $24,158 $26,695
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,774
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,745
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Tailgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
40.5 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 33.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.80 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA 38.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
28.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
177.3 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
65.20 62.6
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA 32.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
100.5 99.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.8 68.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 175.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.5 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
28.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.8 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.7 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.82 x 1.14 10.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 0.78 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 15.9
Fuel Tank Location
Behind Rear Axle -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
13.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.6 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R15 P215/60HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
743 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1643 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QBF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1643 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R15 P215/60HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
743 -
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
QBF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1643 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
743 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
420 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4200 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4200 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
420 176
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2600 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1490 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2200 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2003 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4450 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3090
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 4400 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
250 @ 2800 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LU3 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.33
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.06
Trans Order Code
M50 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Blazer Subaru Forester
Body Code
E55 -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.91 0.51
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.42 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2600 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 32
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 0.75
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2900 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2200 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Parallel Links
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Lower L-Arms
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder w/Boxed Front End -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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