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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $22,603 $23,255
4WD 4-Door Sport 15 21 $24,130 $24,865
RWD 4-Door Limited 16 22 $26,201 $27,125
4WD 4-Door Renegade 15 21 $26,170 $27,860
4WD 4-Door Limited 15 21 $27,728 $28,735
4-Door Manual 2.5X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5X 20 27 $19,214 $20,295
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,522 $20,595
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 27 $19,562 $20,695
4-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 27 $19,870 $20,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5X 20 26 $20,304 $21,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,612 $21,795
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg 2.5X 20 26 $20,652 $21,895
4-Door Automatic w/Special Edition Pkg PZEV 2.5X 20 26 $20,960 $22,195
4-Door Manual 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,501 $22,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,809 $23,095
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 27 $21,835 $23,195
4-Door Manual w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 27 $22,143 $23,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,410 $23,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,718 $24,095
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg 2.5X Premium 20 26 $22,744 $24,195
4-Door Automatic w/All-Weather Pkg PZEV 2.5X Premium 20 26 $23,052 $24,495
4-Door Automatic 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $24,663 $26,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Premium 19 24 $24,857 $26,495
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5X Limited 20 26 $25,856 $27,795
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,164 $28,095
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience Pkg 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,291 $28,295
4-Door Automatic 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $26,707 $28,495
4-Door Automatic w/Nav Sys & Convenience PZEV 2.5X Limited 20 26 $26,599 $28,595
4-Door Automatic w/Navigation System 2.5XT Limited 19 24 $28,208 $30,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,603
$19,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,255
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$338 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Jeep Liberty is at home on the trail—but not so much in suburban driveways or city streets. The 2010 Subaru Forester may not be as powerful or well-equipped as its rivals, but it really shines in its more carlike dynamics and superior handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.6 107.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.1 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 44.2 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 65.9
Liftover Height (in) 34.1 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.1 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 29.6 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.4 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.2 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 60.9 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 34.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.36 Variable
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4076 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.06
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.45
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Liberty Subaru Forester
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front A-Arms MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
 
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