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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 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 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
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
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.7 93.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.7 68.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 30.5 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
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) 10.9 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.93 3.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/60HR16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 176
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3494 3090
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 165 @ 5600
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Santa Fe Subaru Forester
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent HD Raised
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
 
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