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Selected Style FWD 4-Door LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $21,484 $22,615
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $22,358 $23,535
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $24,339 $25,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $26,809 $28,220
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $23,146 $24,365
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $24,020 $25,285
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $26,001 $27,370
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $28,471 $29,970
4-Door Manual X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
4-Door AutomaticPZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,484
$18,938
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,615
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Chevrolet Equinox is all about evolution—and the most striking changes are almost invisible, except at the gas pump. It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.8 56.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 51.1 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.9 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.7 107.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.3 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 187.8 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 112.5 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 28.8 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.7 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 31.4 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 61.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.78 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.18 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.8 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 34.4
Steering Type Variable power assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.46 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/65R17 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/65R17 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code QYZ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3761 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 ECOTEC Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System SIDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LAF NA
Displacement 2.4/146.5 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.06
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Equinox Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing arm Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut-type MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 -
 
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