Compare 2003 Jeep Liberty vs 2003 Subaru Forester

2003 Jeep Liberty
2003 Subaru Forester
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4-Door Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport 19 24 $16,878 $17,910
4-Door 4WD Sport 20 24 $18,272 $19,420
4-Door Limited 16 22 $21,146 $22,600
4-Door Renegade 17 21 $21,292 $22,760
4-Door 4WD Limited 16 22 $22,540 $24,110
4-Door 4WD Renegade 17 21 $22,777 $24,370
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
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
$16,878
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,910
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.0 51.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
42.1 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 43.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
10.2 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.4 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
70.9 62.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.0 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.0 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 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)
- TBD - - 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)
11.3 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)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R16 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/75R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P215/75R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3507 3090
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)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 90
Engine
Displacement
2.4L 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED1 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.06
Trans Order Code
DDK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 1.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Liberty Subaru Forester
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independant HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs HD Raised
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Trailing arm w/Parallel Links

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