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Selected Style 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport 19 24 $16,878 $17,910
4-Door Renegade 17 21 $21,292 $22,760
4-Door Limited 16 22 $21,146 $22,600
4-Door 4WD Sport 20 24 $18,272 $19,420
4-Door 4WD Renegade 17 21 $22,777 $24,370
4-Door 4WD Limited 16 22 $22,540 $24,110
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
$16,878
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,910
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$299 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.9
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/75R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3507 3090
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 356
Engine
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
Displacement 2.4L 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5200 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain 2-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.52 3.33
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Liberty Subaru Forester
Suspension
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
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
 
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