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Selected Style 2-Door LS
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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
4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Tailgate -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.0 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 33.7
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Track Width, Front (in) - 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.5
Length, Overall (in) - 175.2
Liftover Height (in) - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 15.9
Fuel Tank Location Behind Rear Axle -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.6 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 13.0 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.3
Tires
Front Tire Order Code QBF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1643 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 743 -
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
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 420 176
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2003 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4450 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2600 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1490 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2200 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3090
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LU3 NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 21
Transmission
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
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 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.11
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Blazer Subaru Forester
Body Code E55 -
Body Style 2 Door 4 Door
Suspension
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
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Lower L-Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Parallel Links
Frame
Frame Type Ladder w/Boxed Front End -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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