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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SE *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $22,573 $23,235
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,241 $24,985
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 22 $24,913 $25,750
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door Detonator 15 21 $26,580 $27,500
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 22 $25,843 $26,750
4WD 4-Door Shock 15 21 $27,510 $28,500
4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,044
$19,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$338 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 41.6
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 107.6
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 40.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 43.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 65.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 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
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.6 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 42.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
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) 12.44 x 0.47 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3932 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.3 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 90
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 170 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Subaru Forester
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 6
 
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