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2WD 4-Door Heat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $22,573 $23,235
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,241 $24,985
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 22 $24,913 $25,750
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 22 $25,843 $26,750
4WD 4-Door Detonator 15 21 $26,580 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Shock 15 21 $27,510 $28,500
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4-Door Manual 2.5X
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 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 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
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 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 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 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 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 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 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/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,044
$19,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
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
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
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
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 Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.44 x 0.47 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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
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 Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 356
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 170 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.33
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Subaru Forester
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6

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