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Selected Style 4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,426 $17,549
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,175 $18,349
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 20 26 $18,771 $20,099
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 24 $20,172 $21,599
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 20 26 $21,101 $22,619
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
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
$16,426
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,549
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utililty 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 53.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.7 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.1 7.5
Length, Overall (in) 177.2 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.0 62.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 77.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 77.7 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 37.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 30.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.5 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.98 10.8 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.9 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.93 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 176
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3494 3090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 68 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 90
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/143 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.56 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.92 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Hyundai Santa Fe Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 22.9 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent HD Raised
 
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