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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 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
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
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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
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
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 15.9
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 17.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.9 34.7
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
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
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
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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